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BLT’s 2016 Season


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Main House

Blithe SpiritFri 15-Sat 23 January 2016 (not Sun 17)
Blithe Spirit
by Noel Coward • PREVIEW
Directed by Stevie Hughes

In The Bar

The Believers Thu 28-Sun 31 January 2016
The Believers
by Bryony Lavery • PREVIEW
Directed by Jessica-Ann Jenner

Main House

When The Rain Stops FallingFri 12-Sat 20 February 2016 (not Sun 14)
When The Rain Stops Falling
by Andrew Bovell • PREVIEW
Directed by Jane Lobb

Main House

Far From The Madding CrowdFri 11-Sat 19 March 2016 (not Sun 13)
Far From The Madding Crowd
by Mark Healy (adapted from the novel by Thomas Hardy) • PREVIEW
Directed by Kay O’Dea

Main House

The Lieutenant Of InishmoreFri 8-Sat 16 April 2016 (not Sun 10)
The Lieutenant Of Inishmore
by Martin McDonagh • PREVIEW
Directed by Paul Campion

In The Bar

The Long RoadThu 21-Sun 24 April 2016
The Long RoadPREVIEW
by Shelagh Stephenson
Directed by Nikki Packham

Main House

Other Desert CitiesFri 6-Sat 14 May 2016 (not Sun 8)
Other Desert Cities
by Jon Robin Baitz • PREVIEW
Directed by Jane Buckland

Main House

Lord Arthur Savile's CrimeFri 3-Sat 11 June 2016 (not Sun 5)
Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime
Adapted from the Oscar Wilde novel by Constance Cox • PREVIEW
Directed by Andy Solts

In The Bar

Old TimesThu 16-Sun 19 June 2016
Old Times
by Harold Pinter • PREVIEW
Directed by Colleen Batson

Main House

One Man Two GuvnorsFri 8-Sat 16 July 2016 (not Sun 10)
One Man, Two Guvnors
by Richard Bean • PREVIEW
Directed by Dan & Pauline Armour

Main House | YOUTH THEATRE PRODUCTION

James & The Giant PeachThu 21-Sat 23 July 2016
James & The Giant Peach
by Roald Dahl. Adapted by Richard George • PREVIEW
Directed by Richard Stewart, Hazal Han, Jessica-Ann Jenner and Helen Dunlea

Main House

Rules For LivingFri 16-Sat 24 September 2016 (not Sun 18)
Rules For Living
by Sam Holcroft • PREVIEW
Directed by Jane Buckland

In The Bar

OrphansThu 29 September-Sun 2 October 2016
Orphans
by Dennis Kelly • PREVIEW
Directed by Tony Jenner

Main House

Cause CélèbreFri 14-Sat 22 October 2016 (not Sun 16)
Cause Célèbre
by Terence Rattigan • PREVIEW
Directed by Mike Savill

Based on a true case. Trapped in a sterile, sexless marriage, middle-class Alma Rattenbury began on an affair with her 17-year-old gardener. Shortly after, Alma’s husband is discovered dead from head injuries. The lovers were charged with murder and the subsequent Old Bailey trial caused a sensation – with women across the country less appalled about the murder than Alma’s adultery with her young lover.

Main House

KindertransportFri 11-Sat 19 November 2016 (not Sun 13)
Kindertransport
by Diane Samuels • PREVIEW
Directed by Jessica-Ann Jenner

Kinderstransport tells the fascinating – and at times harrowing – story of the evacuation of Jewish children to England between Kristallnacht and the declaration of war against Germany. Almost 10,000 children were taken in by English families. Most of the evacuees never saw their parents again as the majority perished in Nazi concentration camps.

In The Bar

Foxfinder Wed 23-Sun 27 November 2014
Foxfinder
by Dawn King • PREVIEW
Directed by Stevie Hughes

Orwell’s 1984 meets Miller’s The Crucible!

In a strange but familiar England, the fox is considered dangerous enough to destroy civilisation itself and must be eradicated at all costs. Part champion, part secret policeman, the governnment-appointed ‘foxfinder’ suspects that an infestation is to blame for the Coveys’ farm falling behind in its required quota. His relentless and invasive questioning puts a huge strain upon the couple as their beloved farm is threatened with confiscation. Past tragedies are pulled into the present but when the ascetic foxfinder himself begins to be haunted by unfamiliar desires, his rigid self-discipline starts to unravel and the true nature of the ‘fox’ is inevitably revealed.

Dawn King’s gripping and unsettling parable is a dark exploration of belief, responsibility  and how much we will sacrifice for ‘the greater good’.

Main House

Into The WoodsFri 9 – Sat 17 December 2014 (not Sun 11)
Into The Woods
by Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine • PREVIEW
Directed by Pauline Armour
Musical director Kate Drakard