Ghosts is a scorching examination of claustrophobic family life in a small town in Norway in the 1890s; a harrowing portrait of a family coming to terms with its past.
Mrs Alving's husband died ten years ago, and tomorrow she will dedicate an orphanage in his honour. The return of her son Oswald after years living as an artist in Paris, and the arrival of her old friend and priest Pastor Manders, open the door to unwanted revelations and long-held family secrets being revealed. This powerful play is one of the first naturalistic dramas based on psychological truth.
Foxfinder is a dark exploration of belief, desire and responsibility, set in a world both strange and familiar.
William Bloor, a Government inspecting 'foxfinder', arrives at Sam and Judith Covey's farm to investigate a suspected contamination by foxes. Hunted down, foxes have become a symbol of menace and potential anarchy promulgated by a government anxious to exert complete control over its people through fear. The Foxfinder is driven by his education and belief that the fox threatens man's civilisation, but is it a scapegoat for other failures? As his investigations proceed, the events that follow change the course of all their lives forever; a clever, compelling play with an original and disquieting script.
Please note: EVENING performances of Foxfinder begin at 8.00 pm and there is No Interval in the performance.
Brontë was first performed by Shared Experience Theatre Company at the Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford in August 2005, and then toured the U.K. to critical acclaim. It was subsequently revived at the Watermill Theatre, Newbury. The play explores the real and the imaginary worlds of the Brontes, as their fictional characters come to haunt their creators. It begins in what appears to be a rehearsal space, and the actors gradually become their characters and the starkly naturalistic scenes are interspersed with moments from their novels. The sisters are presented as the down to earth, isolated women they were, and the play seeks to discover why they became the literary phenomenon they remain to this day.
Winner of the Olivier Award for Best New Comedy in 2016, Nell Gwynn is a love letter to the theatre. Set in London in 1660. Charles II has granted permission for women to act and Nell joins the male dominated King’s Company.
The play charts the rise of the eponymous orange seller from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress who wins the adoration of the public and the heart of the King.
Nell is a likeable opportunist, fascinating and sexy, hard driven yet ultimately a victim of love. Nell is surrounded by a cast of equally colourful characters – who with sparkling dialogue, songs and dance, make the whole play a raunchy, warmhearted and celebratory experience.
Endearing, heartwarming and funny: This brand new fairytale needs YOU to help find the happy ending!
Act One make their debut performance on the mainstage in this fun, family friendly production which is sure to amuse both parents and children alike. Journey with us through story land as we endeavour to lift an evil curse and find the happy ending. Starring all your favourite storybook friends, this is an adventure not to be missed!
Both performances from 2:30pm