“MOIRA BUFFINI’S FUNNY, INSIGHTFUL AND BEAUTIFULLY ACTED PLAY ABOUT MARGARET THATCHER’S RELATIONSHIP WITH THE QUEEN”
by Moira Buffini
Directed by Gus MacDonald
Handbagged is the West End comedy by the British playwright Moira Buffini. A playful examination of the relationship between Elizabeth II and Margaret Thatcher, it is a widely acclaimed fresh, exciting and intelligent piece of theatre, which moves from comedy slapstick to moments of almost unbearable pathos.
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.
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