Our 2017-18 Season
Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd Sept 2017, 7.45pm
by Keith Waterhouse
A sensitive, wryly humorous study of a middle-aged widow who finds the courage to break with the past. June keeps a diary in the form of private conversations with her late husband Sam, a national newspaper editor. Her stepdaughter, Pauline, determines to keep an eye on June. Likewise, Eric Grant, an ex-colleague of Sam's. But June strikes out on her own and befriends Duggie (The Suit), who, like June, is lonely. June, however, discovers that Pauline, Eric and Duggie each have their own hidden agenda.
Tuesday 5th to Sunday 10th Dec 2017, 2pm matinee, 7.45pm evening
Jack and the Beanstalk
by Charlie Cook
A traditional pantomime telling the story of Jack and his adventures with a cow, beanstalk and giant. Helped by his brother, Simon, and his mother, Dame Trott, he attempts to kill the giant in order to gain the hand of the beautiful Princess Jade but will the giant's evil henchman thwart his efforts? Oh no he won't!
Tuesday 20th to Saturday 24th Feb 2018, 7.45pm
The Odd Couple (the female version)
by Neil Simon
This is a comic classic. Florence and Olive are the female version of the Odd Couple. Olive has invited the girls over for an evening of Trivial Pursuits. A visit by the Constazuela brothers adds to the hilarity.
Tuesday 24th to Saturday 28th Apr 2018, 7.45pm
April in Paris
by John Godber
Bet and Al lead a quiet, humdrum life in their small Yorkshire home until Bet wins a 'Romantic Breaks' competition in a magazine. The prize, a holiday in Paris, represents their first experience abroad and has profound effects on the way they look at the world around them once they return home. They sort out French cuisine, wrestle with their phrasebook, and fend off would-be muggers on the Metro in this hilarious depiction of the English abroad.
Tuesday 12th to Saturday 16th June 2018, 7.45pm
Pub Quiz is Life
by Richard Bean
A murderous black comedy set in Hull's bleak economy, with too many questions and all the wrong answers. Newly discharged soldier Lee decides to set up a pub quiz team to beat the teachers' team and reassert himself. He recruits his self-medicating MS suffering ex-docker father; Melissa, an intelligent career driven hottie and good old Woody, the local soon-to-be retired, leather- wearing drug dealer come stand- up comedian with a cake shop. The pub quiz is overlooked by pub landlady Mabel.
Our 2018-19 Season
Tuesday 18th to Saturday 22nd September, 2018, 7.45pm
The Thrill Of Love
by Amanda Whittington
Director TBA (1M/4F)
Ruth Ellis was the last woman to be hanged in Britain in 1955 after being convicted of shooting her lover, David Blakely, in cold blood. The Thrill of Love dramatises this infamous true story and takes a closer look at the women behind the headlines.
Tuesday 4th to Sunday 9th December, 2018, 2pm/7.45pm
Robin Hood and Babes in the Wood
by Charlie Cook
Director Chris Hall (many roles)
In this Year's pantomime, the evil Sheriff of Nottingham hopes to gain the lands and riches of two orphaned children, but doesn't reckon on Robin Hood and his Merry Men.. and Women.
Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd February, 2019, 7.45pm
Di and Viv and Rose
by Amelia Bullmore
Director Ryan Ellershaw (3F)
Di and Viv and Rose charts the steady but sometimes chaotic progression of three women's lives and their ultimately enduring bonds. The varied journeys of their lives take their toll on the characters, forcing them apart and stretching their relationships with each other to a near breaking point.
Tuesday 23rd to Saturday 27th April, 2019, 7.45pm
The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society's Production Of 'Macbeth'
by Walter Zerlin, David McGillivray (and William Shakespeare)
Director Cheryl Kelly (3M/7F)
Hot on the heels of 2017's Murder Mystery, The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society ladies mount yet another assault on the classics with a startlingly original production of Macbeth staged to get them to the Welwyn Garden City Finals. Under the carefully mascara'd eye of adjudicator George Peach, all events conspire hilariously against them.
Tuesday 11th to Saturday 15th June, 2019, 7.45pm
by Alan Ayckbourn
Director Dave Carney (4M/2F)
When tongue-tied solicitor Tristram is sent along to oversee the sale of a large and crumbling house, reputedly a haunted former brothel, he may have bitten off more than he can chew.
Hardware tycoon Roland Crabbe and scheming builder Leslie Bainbridge are not easy clients. Roland's wife, Elizabeth is on the brink of leaving him with the help of her brother Mark and his shrinking-violet fiancee, Kitty. Misunderstandings multiply and play out in every corner of the three-storey house (all played on one level).