21st April 2015 to 25th April 2015
Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn
Updated to reflect the (comic) realities of modern Government, Jay and Lynn’s adaptation of their much-loved 1980s TV series has lost none of the biting wit and wry satire that made it such a memorable hit.
Jim Hacker, governing with a threadbare majority, faces yet another crisis.
5th May 2015 to 9th May 2015
Two successful middle class couples meet to discuss an incident involving their young sons in the local park, but this superficially civilised evening get-together soon degenerates into a grotesque ballet of shifting loyalties and fractious emotions.
19th May 2015 to 23rd May 2015
Ray Herman, ad. from the novel by Horace McCoy
A dance marathon in 1930s Los Angeles serves as a haunting symbol for the struggle for survival in Depression-era. In a shabby ballroom couples are provided food and shelter for as long as they can keep moving, encouraged by a relentlessly cheerful MC.
16th June 2015 to 20th June 2015
The eccentric, egocentric Bliss family are everything a respectable family are not supposed to be. When each member of this arty and bohemian clan invites a guest to their country house, the unassuming visitors are thrown into a hilarious living melodrama.
14th July 2015 to 18th July 2015
Catherine Cookson, ad. by Rob Bettinson
In early 20th century Jarrow, life for the O’Brien family is one of a bitter struggle for survival in a world of unemployment and grinding poverty. Eldest son and dockworker John O’Brien strives for a better life: one that almost seems within his grasp when he meets a beautiful young teacher.