Listed below are our upcoming theatrical shows and members’ events.
Tickets are available from the Theatre Coffee Shop every Saturday, 10am to 12 noon, or via the Theatre Box Office 07704 483 516 (Evenings only) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For films see cinema listings.
5th – 10th March 2018 – SHADOWLANDS by William Nicholson
Two people cross a generational, cultural and nationality gap to meet, fall in love and marry against all the odds. The film version of Shadowlands has been called a three-hankie love story; but it is also a true story. In its sadness and pain, there is optimism as two writers, C S Lewis and Joy Gresham collide intellectually and emotionally and often with great humour to move from common sense and a marriage of convenience to true love, with all the joy and pain that brings. There is an unsentimental exploration of both these prongs of life, often with poignant depth. Always in the background though is Lewis’s Narnia and ‘that’ wardrobe. The fantasy of the first in Lewis’s book series, ‘The Magician’s Nephew’, holds a symbol of his mother’s death and for Joy’s son Douglas – a hope of saving his mother’s life.
Stephen Loveless is a prize-winning writer including the first winner of the Daphne Du Maurier literary Prize and the Radio Netherlands Worldwide Service Audiobook 2008 prize. His first film script Washing Strangers (Dir. Barry Hale) won a First Cut Award and appeared on Central TV. He wrote the prize-winning shorts Labyrinth Derbicus (Dir. Owen Tooth) and Raven (dir. Kemal Yildirim) and also the feature film Rose (dir, Kemal Yildirim), won the Amsterdam Film Festival ‘Van Gogh Award’. His novella Hibakusha was published in 2011 and Short Story collection In the Kingdom of the Morning 2013. He has directed plays around the country including at the Buxton drama Festival and Edinburgh Fringe. His one-woman stage drama 2011 to 2014 (writer/ director) Asena on Sex Trafficking was twice nominated for the HTF Media Award.
Tickets on sale from 20th January 2018
14-19 May 2018 – DEATH BY FATAL MURDER by Peter Gordon
Directed by Richard Varley
Inspector Pratt’s record of crime detection at Bagshott House is not enviable. In his two previous visits, chronicled in ‘Murdered to Death’ (staged at Moulton in March 2013) and ‘Secondary Cause of Death’, the body count mounted disastrously as he looked on, helpless and hopeless! Now he is back and, as usual, chaos rules supreme.
During the course of his latest investigations, Pratt meets the new owner of the house, Nancy Allwright and soon he is embroiled in more mystery, aided and abetted by Miss Maple and Constable Tomkins. Upper-crust Ginny and Italian gigolo Enzo help with enquiries but danger soon looms with an unexpected arrival, and a frightening suggestion by Welsh busybody, Blodwyn Morgan.
16th – 21st July 2018 – DAD’S ARMY by Jimmy Perry and David Croft
The classic BBC TV comedy series of the Home Guard of Walmington-on-Sea who battle daily against the Germans and local ARP Warden Hodges, comes to the stage complete with all the well-loved characters: “stupid boy” Pike, “Don’t panic, don’t panic” Jonesey, “Doomed, we’re all doomed!” Fraser, “May I be excused, sir?” Godfrey, and all under the command of the redoutable Captain Mainwaring and his effacing deputy Sergeant Wilson.
For members and their friends there is a programme of ‘Final Friday’ events to enhance your theatre experience and membership.
As the name implies, these events run on the last Friday in each month.