Main Auditorium14/04/2023 - 22/04/2023Hedda is only just back from her honeymoon but has already tired of her husband. Dissatisfied and unfulfilled, she seeks to take back control, but every action has a consequence, and the smallest spark can kindle the greatest flame. Ibsen’s classic depiction of a woman trapped by society, marriage and her own lies comes to the stage in a brand-new adaptation.
The Height of the Storm
In the bar26/04/2023 - 30/04/2023'You think people are dead, but that’s not always the case.' André and Madeleine have been in love for over fifty years, but this weekend, as their daughters visit, something feels unusual. Flowers arrive, but who sent them? A woman from the past turns up, but who is she? Why is a man sharpening knives? And why does André feel like he isn’t there at all?
Main Auditorium12/05/2023 - 20/05/2023In a 1950's Bournemouth hotel where the furnishings and the residents have both seen better days, secrets and scandal lie beneath the carefully placed tablecloths. Marooned on separate tables, Rattigan presents a rich collection of characters who superbly present the vulnerability, loneliness and misplaced pride of lives essentially unfulfilled.
A Few Good Men
Main Auditorium09/06/2023 - 17/06/2023Two US Marines are on trial over the death of a fellow Marine. At first, their young rookie lawyer is more interested in playing softball than fighting their case. But as events unfold he finds himself valiantly defending his clients and uncovering a shocking conspiracy. A gripping - and timely - courtroom drama that puts the military mentality on the stand.
Love, Loss and What I Wore
In the bar21/06/2023 - 25/06/2023A chorus of women’s voices that speak about everything from their first bras and prom dresses to love, same-sex marriage, motherhood, divorce, grief, rape and cancer. This play is an ode to holding on to all the too-small and unflattering outfits in our wardrobes, because it is these that “spark joy” by becoming lightning sparks to treasured memories.
Main Auditorium07/07/2023 - 15/07/2023Landowner, mountaineer, industrialist, virago and libidinous, full-on lesbian, Anne Lister fought her way into the industrial revolution when women were usually marginalised. Anne flouted the conventions of the day, challenging the bigots, male supremacists and anyone else who stood in her way! A passionate, dramatic tale of love and survival in the face of prejudice.