Current Production: The Arsonists

by Max Frisch & translation by Alistair Beaton

A Moral Play without a Moral The city is plagued by arsonists posing as salesmen, charming their way into people’s homes and setting their attics on fire. Of course, something like this could never happen to successful businessman Gottlieb Biedermann, who has it all figured out. But occasionally we all need a little humanity and surely the two men at his door couldn’t possibly be up to no good. Directed by Julia Kragh.

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    7th, 8th, 9th & 15th & 16th September 2017 at 8pm

Past Production: Venus in Fur

by David Ives

First-time theatre director Thomas is desperately looking for a leading lady for his new play - also called VENUS IN FUR - when in walks Vanda, an "actrice", but perhaps the most unlikely candidate for the role. She is obnoxious and loud - not at all what Thomas had in mind for the part. But against his better judgment, he does give her a chance... and soon finds out that there is... well, something to her after all. Starring Madlen Meyer & Peter Seaton-Clark. Directed by Florian Dedio.

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    23rd, 24th, 30th & 31st March, 7th & 8th April 2017 at 8pm

Past Production: Body Awareness

by Annie Baker

It's "Body Awareness" week on a Vermont college campus and Phyllis, the organizer, and her partner, Joyce, are hosting one of the guest artists in their home, Frank, a photographer famous for his female nude portraits. Both his presence in their home and his chosen subject instigate tension from the start. Phyllis is furious at his depictions, but Joyce is actually rather intrigued by the whole thing, even going so far as to contemplate posing for him. As Joyce and Phyllis bicker, Joyce's adult son, who may or may not have Asperger's Syndrome, struggles to express himself physically with heartbreaking results.

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  • 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 9th & 10th December 2016 at 8pm
Body Awareness Cast & Crew

Past Production: Roberto Zucco

by Bernard-Marie Koltès

Roberto Zucco by Bernard-Marie Koltès is a powerful psychological thriller based on an infamous true story. The play follows a young lost soul driven to commit terrible crimes, seemingly without motive. Italian Roberto Succo, aged 18, was sent to prison after violently murdering his parents. 5 years later, he escaped and went on the run, defying police in 3 countries. Changing his identity many times, he embarked upon a crime spree for 2 years - undetected. The play examines the concept of where does evil come from? Is evil learned, is it forced upon a person or is a person just born that way?

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  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 10th & 11th June 2016 at 8pm

Past Production: Elsie & Norm's Macbeth

by John Christopher-Wood

Set in the present day, John Christopher-Wood’s comedy is one northern couple’s response to television repeats and board games. Norm, a regular contributor to the Pigeon Fancier’s Gazette, rewrites the story to perform in their living room for their friends (you, the audience). Leaving out, as he puts it, “the boring bits”, Norm, questions Shakespeare’s ability both as a playwright and as a poet since “nothing much rhymes”. Elsie and Norm play all the parts themselves, except Banquo and Fleance who are played by...well, stuffed pandas!

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  • 11th, 12th and 19th December 2015 and 15th, 16th January 2016 at 8pm

Past Production: The Mysterious Mr. Love

by Karoline Leach

Jaded con-man George Love encounters naive, middle-aged ever-hopeful Adelaide, who has a nest-egg, a diamond brooch and a desperate longing for a new life. He plans to 'marry' her, take her savings and dump her, as per his usual modus operandi. But once they are together in their cheap honeymoon lodgings by the sea, his plans begin to unravel in bizarre and unpredictable ways……

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  • 28th, 29th & 30th May 2015 and 2nd & 3rd October 2015 at 8pm

Past Production: Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

by Frank McGuinness

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me is a play written by Irish dramatist Frank McGuinness. The play focuses on the trials and tribulations of an Irishman, an Englishman and an American (Edward, Michael, and Adam) who are kidnapped and held hostage by unseen Arabs in Lebanon. As the three men strive for survival they also strive to overcome their personal and nationalistic differences. Related to this is each individual's own attempt to maintain sanity under the watchful eye of both captors and supposed comrades. At times the dramatic dialogue reaches a level of Beckettian absurdity, as even the audience is unable to draw a distinction between the characters' insanity and humour. We are made witness and accomplice to a humour based on something apparently ghastly, the loss of rationality.

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  • 2rd & 4th July and 30th October - 1st November 2014 at 8pm