- By Bob Larbey - Directed by Steve Taylor
Laughing in the face of oblivion
From the same pen as The Good Life and A Fine Romance comes this bittersweet comic gem. We follow the exploits of two care home friends, Cooper and Aylott - from the painful ritual of Sunday family visits and empty condescension, to valiantly flirting with the female staff - and discover that life can only be endured through friendship and laughter.
by William Shakespeare, directed by John Buckingham
Macbeth' is a play about fear. When first performed in 1606, belief in witches and supernatural intervention in the governance of the realm suggests that this play would have held a real sense of immediacy and danger for the audience. Today, it retains an aura of superstition, especially in theatrical circles. I hope to use theatrical techniques to allow the audience to share Macbeth's physical and metaphysical insecurity. On it simplest level, think 'The Woman in Black'. to Sunday 18th March 2017 at 3pm. Please enquire of the Box Office before booking tickets as to the extent of the provision available at the Mary Wallace Theatre for those with disabilities.
by John Buchan (Adapted by Patrick Barlow from an original concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon), directed by Louise Stenson
Mix a classic Hitchcock film with carefully crafted slapstick, four fearless actors playing over 100 roles and you have "The 39 Steps"! Join us as our hero flees across the country, wanted for a murder he didn't commit, hunted by police and mysterious secret agents. Can he overcome them? Will the truth save him? And, most importantly, will he get the girl? to Please enquire of the Box Office before booking tickets as to the extent of the provision available at the Mary Wallace Theatre for those with disabilities.
by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by John Riley
Richard and Anthea are the lucky couple who seem to have all the good fortune fall into their lap; yet in a very British way, they are thoroughly nice and eager to help their friends and neighbours. The only problem is that, with the best of intentions, they end up sucking out their independence and self-respect, in short the life out of them. Ayckbourn wrote this play as a response to critics who accused him of only writing about unhappy couples and the author is on record as saying that this play is his personal favourite, which is quite an accolade.