Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones
Directed by Gary O’Neil
Season - 7, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 27 and 28 March 2015
Winner! 2000-2001 Susan Smith Blackburn Prize
Winner! The Critics' Circle Best New Play Award
Winner! The People's Choice Best New Play Award
Humble Boy is a comedy about broken vows, failed hopes and
the joys of bee keeping. All is not well in the Humble hive. 35-year old Felix
Humble is a Cambridge astrophysicist in search of a unified field theory.
Following the sudden death of his father, Felix returns home to be with his
difficult and demanding mother. He soon realizes that his search for unity must
be expanded to include his own chaotic life.
"Sad, very sad; funny, very, very funny...this is a
seriously wonderful play." - London Sunday Times
"Rich, original, intelligent, funny and touching. I
can't recommend this lovely play too highly." - Daily Telegraph
A comedy about broken vows, failed hopes and the joys of
Closure by Ron Bilcq
Directed by Gary Kliger
9, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 29 and 30 May
Winner! 2008 Samuel French Canadian Playwrights Competition
Donald Barlow, who lives in Nottingham, England, decides to
search for his father who, he has discovered, was a visiting Canadian
serviceman during World War II. Following his mother's death, Donald engages a
search agency to find his father (Gordon Devereaux) and establish contact. But
when the agency does find Devereaux, the elderly man vehemently denies his
involvement with Donald's mother and categorically refuses to meet the man who
claims to be his son.
Donald's journalist daughter Claire refuses to give up and,
using her married name, flies to Canada to meet and interview Devereaux. She
takes her nine year-old son with her (who actually is Devereaux's
great-grandson) and a unique and unexpected friendship develops between the
crusty old man and the boy. Although Claire had not intended to reveal the
connection between them, she now privately telephones her father and suggests
he fly to Canada. Yet her secret plan is shattered when the boy tells Devereaux
things about his family, from which the old man deduces the connection and
recognizes he has been duped. This sets in motion a vicious and seemingly
irreversible conflict between Claire and Devereaux.
"How closure is finally achieved makes this a gripping
drama of four generations – and how the youngest can bring out the best in the
oldest." - The Visitor, Guernsey, UK
This gripping drama explores the journey to closure, and
reveals how the youngest among us can bring out the best in the oldest.
Dad’s Army by Jimmy Perry & David Croft
Directed by William McCreery-Rye
Season - 18, 19, 25, 26 July and 1, 2 and 8 August
(A theatre restaurant)
Two classic stories from the archives of the
Walmington-on-Sea Home Guard. As told
by the Centenary Theatre Group
The Deadly Attachment and The Godiva Affair.
DON’T PANIC MR.
Put that light out!
Permission to Speak …
a stage adaptation by James Goss and
Arvind Ethan David of Douglas Adams’ novel Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
Directed by Cam Castles
Season - 12,
18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 27 September, 2, 3 October
See the sofa!
Experience the cat!
Eat the Pizza!
The stage has had a long tradition of great detectives. Dirk
Gently does not belong to it. From the mind of Douglas Adams, who brought you
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, comes Dirk. A
ghost/horror/detective/time- travel/romantic comedy/epic story that begins with
a seemingly innocent conjuring trick and ends with the most devastating secret
of humankind! All this, AND a musical number!
By J.B. Priestley
Directed by Kurt A Lerps
21, 22, 27, 28, 29 November 4, 5
A thriller of sex, secrets and lies
Have you ever wished you hadn’t said something and as you
watch the results of your careless words, wish you could turn back time?
Well, Dangerous Corner, one of J. B. Priestley's time plays, explores what
might happen if you could do just that!
It is the early 1930’s, Robert and Freda Caplan host an elegant soiree at their
country retreat with family and colleagues of the family-owned publishing
house. Stylish and successful, they have the world at their feet.
Missing from the group is Robert's brother, Martin, who has died in tragic
circumstances. A chance remark and the pursuit of truth have devastating
consequences. But what if that chance remark was never made?