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BLT’s 2021 Season

Recently we set out our arrangements for opening the theatre in early 2021 and presenting a short season of ‘socially-distanced’ plays starting with Handbagged by Moira Buffini.

We managed several actual rehearsals in the theatre taking great care to abide by Covid Secure procedures and it felt great to be back on the stage again.

We also held two sessions with our Youth Theatre in small groups of six and it was wonderful to see the young people again who have remained so loyal to BLT since March.

Sadly we were very soon plunged into Tier 3 and now, of course, into the very restrictive Tier 4.

However the show must and will go on and we will be ready to welcome you back when restrictions are lifted and we can ensure the safety of all of our actors, crews, volunteers and of course our audience members.

Main House

Dates to be confirmed

Handbagged  

By Alan Ayckbourn. Directed by Pauline and Dan Armour

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The Queen has met with every prime minister each week that she has been in London since  coming to the throne in 1952. In Moira Buffini’s imagined account of those weekly meetings from 1979 to 1990 between the Queen and Margaret Thatcher, she concocts a delicious, bitter–sweet confection of what might well have transpired on those tricky Tuesday afternoons – complemented by a dazzling cast of national and international politicians and personalities. Recapture your memories of that period – laugh, groan, smirk, applaud, maybe shed a few tears – but above all have a fun night out back at BLT.

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Main House

Dates to be confirmed

Photograph 51

by Anna Ziegel. Directed by Scott James

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Does Rosalind Franklin know how precious her photograph is? In the race to unlock the secret of life it could be the one to hold the key. With rival male scientists looking everywhere for the answer, who will be the first to see it and, more importantly, understand it? Anna Ziegler’s thrilling play looks at the woman who cracked DNA’s double helix and asks what is sacrificed in the pursuit of science, love and a place in history. First performed to great acclaim in the UK in London’s West End in 2015 with Nicole Kidman playing Rosalind Franklin.