Main Auditorium07/07/2017 - 15/07/2017London, 1660: King Charles II has exploded on to the scene with a love of all things loud, extravagant and sexy. And at Drury Lane, a young Nell Gwynn is causing stirrings amongst the theatregoers. Nell Gwynn charts the rise of an unlikely heroine, from her roots in Coal Yard Alley to her success as Britain’s most celebrated actress and her hard-won place in the heart of the King. But at a time when women were second-class citizens, can her charm and spirit protect her from the dangers of the Court?
Main Auditorium20/07/2017 - 22/07/2017When King Shahrayar discovers his wife has been unfaithful he vows to marry a new wife a night before beheading them at sunrise. A thousand girls perish until Shaharazad volunteers to marry the King. On their wedding night she asks one favour of her new husband: to tell her sister one last story...
Main Auditorium15/09/2017 - 23/09/2017Forget everything you think you already know about that murder of that man in that cathedral. This is what happened next. Four men who have just made the worst career move in history. Four men on the run. Holed up in a draughty castle. For a year. What could possibly go wrong?
Main Auditorium17/09/2017 - 17/09/2017Alan Burkitt will present a dazzling selection from his repertoire from the golden oldies to the present day, plus lots of stories of backstage drama!
In the bar27/09/2017 - 01/10/2017Jezebel is a clever comedy about the dumb consequences of hot sex meeting cold statistics. Alan and Robin are a go-getting couple who want to spice up their sex life. Jezebel is a woe-fretting singleton who’s looking to get one. Could a threesome be the answer to all their problems? A light-hearted lesson in what not to do when your sex life needs saving.
Main Auditorium13/10/2017 - 21/10/2017Bean’s play, inspired by the phone hacking trial, provides a hefty kick up the backside of modern Britain. The cosily corrupt connections between the press, police and politics are the key targets providing a loud, rambunctious, foul-mouthed entertainment, packed with lurid characters and vulgar jokes. Please note: this play is not for the faint-hearted!
Main Auditorium15/10/2017 - 15/10/2017Fasten your seat belts as local astronomer Hugh Alford takes us on a trip from the Earth to the edge of the known universe, exploring the vastness of space. How far can you expand your mind? To infinity - and beyond!
Main Auditorium10/11/2017 - 18/11/2017Hedda Gabler returns, dissatisfied, from a long honeymoon. Bored by her aspiring academic husband, she foresees a life of tedious convention. And so, she begins to manipulate the fates of those around her to devastating effect.
Main Auditorium12/11/2017 - 12/11/2017Join Alfie the Labrador and Charles Garland - his co-star and producer and director of shows like Last of the Summer Wine, Hi-De-Hi and ‘Allo ‘Allo - for hilarious stories from in front of and behind the TV cameras, extracts from his book, and a three-way chat between Charles, the audience and Alfie!
In the bar22/11/2017 - 26/11/2017A group of teenagers do something bad - really bad - then panic and cover the whole thing up. But when they find that the cover-up unites them and brings harmony to their otherwise fractious lives, where is the incentive to put things right? DNA is a poignant and sometimes hilarious tale with a very dark heart.
Main Auditorium08/12/2017 - 16/12/2017It’s a dark and stormy night. Jim, the innkeeper’s granddaughter, opens the door to a terrifying stranger. At the old sailor’s feet sits a huge chest, full of secrets. Jim invites him in - and her dangerous voyage begins. Pirates, treasure, grog, peril, secrets and betrayal are all woven into a fast-paced, funny, dangerous show.
Main Auditorium10/12/2017 - 10/12/2017With Susan Phillips - Gold Medallist at Chelsea and Hampton Court Flower Shows - flower arranging isn't just fun, it's one of the most entertaining evenings you'll ever have. Come and see Susan demonstrate her art while sharing some priceless stories. You could even win one of her marvellous arrangements - a perfect gift for the festive season!