Posted on: June 14, 2021 Posted by: Sally-Anne Rafferty Comments: 0

Announcing our new season!

It’s about time we all heard some good news don’t you think? Following on from our announcement last week about our upcoming December production of The Wizard of Oz, we are pleased to announce our whole upcoming season!

There are a few of twists this year. Firstly, our Christmas production is moving to a pre-Christmas slot in December, and we are also introducing a new September slot to our season, so do make a careful note of the show dates.

We had planned to start our readings and auditions from the end of June, but due to the recent announcement from the government about the delay to the easing of restrictions we will have to delay that. We are putting a new plan together and will let you know as soon as we can.

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum – a full length musical

8-11 December 2021

This playful stage adaptation of L. Frank Baum’s celebrated novel follows Dorothy as she travels over the rainbow to the land of Oz, meeting your favourite characters from the film, plus a few more! Join us this December on our adventures in Oz where you will experience all the magic and fantasy of the film, complete with all the songs you know and love.

Diary of a Nobody by George & Weedon Grossmith – a victorian comedy of manners

10-12 March 2022

Charles Pooter is a lowly London office clerk who dreams of being a ‘Somebody’. He and his beloved wife Carrie move into their dream house ‘The Laurels’, [Upper] Holloway, and set about enjoying the joys of middle-class suburbia. Pooter often congratulates himself – he has a lot to be thankful for: loyal friends; Lupin – their handsome and talented son; an efficient and well- mannered domestic servant…a charming garden..etc etc

Why, so content is he that he even begins writing a diary to chronicle his wonderful life…but Pooter’s bubble is burst at every turn as his ill-fated attempts at social climbing bring him crashing down to earth with a bump. This whimsical and delightfully silly Victorian comedy of manners is imaginatively adapted for stage by Hugh Osborne. Performed as a play-within-a-play as Pooter engages the services of three talented thespians to act out domestic mishaps and mayhem from his diary.

Mindgame by Anthony Horowitz – a psychological thriller

19-21 May 2022

A prominent author of novels and “true crime”stories enters a secluded mental institution to interview a serial killer who has been confined there for thirty years. The superintendent of the institution does not want the interview to take place and is hostile. In an effort to make the writer to understand what it means to be insane, he restrains him in a straight jacket. Then he pulls out a scalpel; he is the serial killer. The inmates have taken over the asylum and killed all of the staff except for “Nurse Plimpton”. Actually a doctor, she tries to intervene and is gruesomely dispatched or so the audience thinks. Mindgame was a riveting hit in London’s West End and later Off-Broadway starring Keith Carradine directed by Ken Russell

5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche by Evan Linder, Andrew Hobgood – a riotous comedy

15-17 September 2022

It’s 1956 and the Susan B. Anthony Society for the Sisters of Gertrude Stein are having their annual quiche breakfast. Will they be able to keep their cool when Communists threaten their idyllic town?

This rip-roaring comedy plays on the melodramatic fears of America during the cold war (and today) and adds a saucy twist, complete with some very funny audience interaction. A big favourite with audiences around the world, we hope this will bring some much-needed fun and laughter to our stage.