Entertaining Angels 20 -22 June 2019
As a clergy wife, Grace has spent a lifetime on her best behaviour. Now, following the death of her husband, she is enjoying the new-found freedom to do and say exactly as she pleases. But the return of her eccentric missionary sister Ruth prompts some disturbing revelations, which force her to confront her husband’s ghost and the truth of their marriage. A funny, touching play, set in an English vicarage garden.
Bazaar and Rummage 16-18 November 2017
Set in a church hall in Acton London it tells the story of three agoraphobic women who, with the help and encouragement of ex-agoraphobic Gwenda and trainee social worker Fliss, try to break out of their troubled lives by staging a bazaar and rummage sale.
Breath of Spring 29 March – 1 April 2017
A gentle comedy set in London post World War I, four genteel ladies, and a retired brigadier now living as somewhat impoverished gentlefolk in Kensington hit on an idea to make money for charitable causes. After their initial success, they are emboldened to continue with their dubious activities until the arrival of Detective Sergeant Pape of Scotland Yard alters their lives for ever
Seasons Greetings 1 – 3 December 2016
Season’s Greetings is now regarded as something of a classic Ayckbourn play and a very appropriate choice for the festive season. Indeed it has been described as “Ayckbourn’s funniest play”. The humour is often dark and lies in Ayckbourn’s acute observations, his precise dialogue, and his ability to take credible situations to the absolute limit. He certainly does this in “Season’s Greetings”, taking the family Christmas to the brink of absurdity! The result is a comedy which, although it has its dark moments, is warm, acutely observed, and at times familiar.
Laying the Ghost 21 – 24 March 2016
The Play is set in Yew Tree House, a retirement home for a group of eccentric, charming and “growing old outrageously” theatricals. The doyenne of the home is Margot Buchanan, whose 70th birthday celebrations are unexpectedly disturbed by a visit from her philandering ex-husband and others…