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Habeas Corpus

Habeas Corpus

Habeas Corpus


Directed by Emily Jayne Grant


Assisted by Hannah Byrne and Lexie Ward


This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.


'Habeas Corpus', Alan Bennett's first play is a comedy set in Brighton in the 1960's. Here the lust and longing of the permissive society has well and truly taken hold of the apparently respectable Wicksteed Family.


With a succession of characters ranging from a rampant doctor and a randy vicar to a frustrated flat-chested spinster and a baffled domestic cleaner, this rollicking farce is a saucy and English as a seaside post card.



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£8 / £6 /£4

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Wednesday 30 Jan 201918:00 Book Now
Thursday 31 Jan 201918:00 Book Now
Friday 1 Feb 201918:00 Book Now
Saturday 2 Feb 201913:00 Book Now

Paradise Hotel

Paradise Hotel

Paradise Hotel



Directed by Emily Jayne Grant

Assisted by Hannah Byrne





This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.


Richard Foreman's 'Paradise Hotel' features bedroom frolics in the French assortment of refined people. Over the course of two days we follow two Parisian households and their friends in the Hôtel du Libre Échange a small Paris hotel. A consummate farce in which a middle-aged man arranged a rendevous in this seedy little hotel with the beautiful young wife of his best friend.





Ticket Price:


£8 - Adult


£6 - Concession


£4 - Member


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Wednesday 30 Jan 201920:00 Book Now
Thursday 31 Jan 201920:00 Book Now
Friday 1 Feb 201920:00 Book Now
Saturday 2 Feb 201915:00 Book Now

FIONA ARMSTRONG IN CONVERSATION WITH JOHN MYERS

FIONA ARMSTRONG IN CONVERSATION WITH JOHN MYERS

AN EVENING WITH FIONA ARMSTRONG IN CONVERSATION WITH JOHN MYERS


In association with the Royal Television Society North East and Borders


Hosted by award winning broadcaster and writer, Fiona Armstrong, this event looks back at John Myers’ extensive career in the media.


Like many, he has experienced the highs and lows of life. Recently, he battled and won the ght with cancer and one that threatened
to destroy his voice that made his career.


He talks about how it was found and the treatment he endured. This is an event with humour and passion and as a much loved story teller, will be a night to enjoy.


Free ticketed event
(advance booking advisable).


Donations to the Northern Head and Neck Cancer Fund.


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Thursday 7 Feb 201919:00 Book Now (Closed)

Woman On Fire

Woman On Fire

WOMAN ON FIRE



An explosive one-woman show, celebrating the centenary of women first winning the right to vote.


Told through the eyes of unsung suffragette, Edith Rigby, a mild-mannered doctor’s wife with a secret identity, Woman On Fire takes you into the blistering core of the UK suffrage movement - from Preston to Manchester, London to Glasgow and back.


Terrorist or impassioned freedom fighter? Funny, sad, tense and outrageous but always utterly compelling, this dynamic performance lets you decide.


Running time 75 minutes followed by optional Q&A with writer/director and performer.


Tickets:

£10 - Standard Price

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Friday 8 Feb 201919:30 Book Now

Lord of the Flies

Lord of the Flies

LORD OF THE FLIES


Directed by Alex Howarth
UoC Module Leader Jeremy Colclough


Adapted for the stage by Nigel Williams from the novel by William Golding.
A student production by arrangement with Faber & Faber.


In the midst of a raging war, a plane evacuating a group of schoolchildren from Britain is shot down over a deserted tropical island. As the children explore the island without adult supervision they are forced to confront the end of innocence and what it means to be truly civilized.


Wed 13 Feb 7pm Thur 14 Feb 7pm Fri 15 Feb 7pm Sat 16 Feb 1pm


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Wednesday 13 Feb 201919:00 Book Now
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Friday 15 Feb 201919:00 Book Now
Saturday 16 Feb 201913:00 Book Now

Rhinoceros

Rhinoceros

RHINOCEROS


Directed by: Harry Machray


UoC Module Leader: Richard Milburn



Presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.  Rhinoceros by Eugène Ionesco. Translation by Derek Prowse.



Written in 1959, this play was included in Martin Esslin’s study of post-war avant-garde drama, The Theatre of the Absurd although scholars have also rejected this label as too interpretatively narrow.  During the play the inhabitants of a small, provincial French town turn into rhinoceroses; ultimately the only human who does not succumb to this mass metamorphosis is the central character, Bérenger, a flustered everyman figure who is initially criticized in the play for his drinking, tardiness, and slovenly lifestyle and then, later, for his increasing paranoia and obsession with the rhinoceroses.  The play is often read as a response and criticism to the sudden upsurge of Fascism and Nazism during the events preceding World War II, and explores the themes of conformity, culture, fascism, responsibility, logic, mass movements, mob mentality, philosophy and morality.



Wed 20 Feb, 5pm, Thur 21 Feb, 8pm, Fri 22, 5pm, Sat 23 Feb, 12.00noon




Ticket Prices:


Adult £8


Concession £6


Members £4



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Wednesday 20 Feb 201917:00 Book Now
Thursday 21 Feb 201920:00 Book Now
Friday 22 Feb 201917:00 Book Now
Saturday 23 Feb 201912:00 Book Now

Into the Woods.

Into the Woods.

Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM Book by JAMES LAPINE

Originally Directed on Broadway by James Lapine

Orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)
All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk

       

This Stephen Sondheim classic masterpiece is not to be missed. A childless baker and his wife endeavour to lift their family curse by journeying into the woods, where they encounter Rapunzel (and her witchy "mother"), Cinderella, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Little Red Riding Hood and other classic fairy tale characters, and they all must learn the responsibility that comes with getting what you want.


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Wednesday 6 Mar 201919:00 Book Now
Thursday 7 Mar 201919:00 Book Now
Friday 8 Mar 201919:00 Book Now
Saturday 9 Mar 201913:00 Book Now

The Government Inspector

The Government Inspector

The Government Inspector


Directed by: Rebecca Gadsby


UoC Module Leader: James Issitt


When the locals in a small town in Russia learn that an undercover government inspector is coming for a surprise visit, an unfortunate case of mistaken identity sends the village spiralling into a world of panic and greed. The Government Inspector is often said to be Nikolai Gogol’s masterpiece, a comedy of errors that provides clever commentary on the extensive political wrongdoing of imperial Russia.


Ticket Prices: £8 / £6 / £4




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Wednesday 13 Mar 201917:00 Book Now
Thursday 14 Mar 201919:00 Book Now
Friday 15 Mar 201917:00 Book Now
Saturday 16 Mar 201913:00 Book Now

Spamalot

Spamalot

Monty Python’s
SPAMALOT
Book and lyrics by Music by


Eric Idle John Du Prez & Eric Idle


A new musical lovingly ripped off from the film“Monty Python and the Holy Grail”


From the original screenplay by
Graham Chapman, John Cleese, Terry Gilliam, Eric Idle, Terry Jones, Michael Palin


Original Broadway Production produced by Boyett Ostar Productions,The Shubert Organization, Arielle Tepper Madover, Stephanie McClelland/Lawrence Horowitz,Elan V McAllister/Allan S. Gordon, Independent Producers Network, Roy Furman, GRS Associates, Jam Theatricals, TGA Entertainment, and Clear Channel Entertainment



As gleefully silly yet wickedly smart as the beloved film "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" - Spamalot is an irreverent parody of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table. It’s a joyous romp of a musical, filled with wild characters and wilder shenanigans. From killer rabbits to farting Frenchmen, the Lady of the Lake, Tim the Enchanter, Not Dead Fred, and the Knights who say Ni, Spamalot will make you want to take your coconuts in hand and join this wacky quest!


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Wednesday 20 Mar 201919:00 Book Now
Thursday 21 Mar 201919:00 Book Now
Friday 22 Mar 201919:00 Book Now
Saturday 23 Mar 201913:00 Book Now

Guys and Dolls.

Guys and Dolls.

Guys and Dolls

A Music Fable of Broadway

Based on a Story and Chaacters of Damon Runyon


Music and Lyrics by FRANK LOESSER

Book by JO SWERLING and ABE BURROWS


Ticket Prices:

£8 Adult

£6 Concession

£4 Member


This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe)

All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe

www.mtishows.co.uk

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Wednesday 3 Apr 201919:00 Book Now
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Friday 5 Apr 201919:00 Book Now
Saturday 6 Apr 201913:00 Book Now

The Addams Family

The Addams Family

The Addams Family


Directed by: David McNeill

Musical Director: Tim Jasper

Choreographer: Ian Pyle


THE ADDAMS FAMILY A NEW MUSICAL

Book by MARSHALL BRICKMAN and RICK ELICE, Music and Lyrics by ANDREW LIPPA. Based on Characters Created by Charles Addams


Originally produced on Broadway by Stuart Oken

,Roy Furman, Michael Leavitt, Five Cent

Productions, Stephen Schuler, Decca Theatricals, Scott M. Delman, Stuart Ditsky, Terry Allen Kramer, Stephanie P. McClelland, James L. Nederlander, Eva Price, Jam Theatricals/Mary, LuRoffe, Pittsburgh CLO/Gutterman-Swinsky, Vivek Tiwary/Gary Kaplan, The Weinstein Company/Clarence, LLC, Adam Zotovich/Tribe Theatricals By Special Arrangement withElephant Eye Theatrical


It’s a dismal day at the Addams family’s manse, with the ever-approaching storm clouds reflecting the gloomy atmosphere that has beset the household.  Daughter Wednesday, now eighteen years old, has found herself experiencing a surprising new sensation, one that frightens both her and her family: she has fallen in love. The object of her affections, comes from a seemingly normal family, and he and his parents Mal and Alice are on their way to the Addams’ estate to become better acquainted with the family over dinner. Brother Pugsley, who has been largely ignored since Wednesday’s involvement with Lucas, begins to miss the attention his sister previously paid to him and pleads with her to torture him once more. Meanwhile, mother Morticia finds herself conflicted over her ever-maturing daughter’s newfound feelings, while oblivious father Gomez simply wishes things would remain the way they were. As they learn to relate to the Beinekes and cope with Wednesday’s romance, one thing is certain: the Addams family will never be the same.


Wed 10 Apr, 5pm, Thur 11 Apr, 8pm, Fri 12 Apr, 5pm, Sat 13 Apr, 12noon


Ticket Prices:

£8 - Adult

£6 - Concession

£4 - Member

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Wednesday 10 Apr 201917:00 Book Now
Thursday 11 Apr 201920:00 Book Now
Friday 12 Apr 201917:00 Book Now
Saturday 13 Apr 201912:00 Book Now

9 to 5 The Musical

9 to 5 The Musical

9 to 5 The Musical


Directed by: Max Reynolds

Musical Director: Ben Gilbert

Choreographer: Ian Pyle


Music and Lyrics by Dolly Parton. Book by Patricia Resnick. Based on the 20th Century Fox Picture.


9 to 5 The Musical, with music and lyrics by Dolly Parton and book by Patricia Resnick is based on the seminal 1980 hit movie.  Set in the late 1970’s this hilarious story of friendship and revenge is outrageous, thought-provoking and even a little romantic. Pushed to the boiling point, three female co-workers concoct a plan to get even with the sexist, egotistical, lying, hypocritical bigot they call their boss. In a hilarious turn of events, Violet, Judy and Doralee live out their wildest fantasy – giving their boss the boot! The women give their workplace a dream makeover while hart remains “otherwise engaged” they take control of the company that had always kept them down.


Wed 10 Apr, 8pm, Thur 11 Apr, 5pm, Fri 12 Apr, 8pm, Sat 13 Apr, 2.30pm


Ticket Prices:


£8 - Adult

£6 - Concession

£4 - Member


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Wednesday 10 Apr 201920:00 Book Now
Thursday 11 Apr 201917:00 Book Now
Friday 12 Apr 201920:00 Book Now
Saturday 13 Apr 201914:30 Book Now