Silence

1996. London. It’s Ewa’s birthday. Her daughter Anna is coming home from university with a secret to share but Maria has some news of her own. As wartime memories of Siberia resurface, old steps are retraced to uncover the secrets of the past and a Polish heritage that unites and divides them.

Nicola Werenowska’s funny and fascinating new play hurtles between Warsaw and London over two decades and three generations of a Polish/British family.

“Catch it if you can: this is a delicate and bold piece of work” (Damian Thompson, The Telegraph, 2013 on Nicola Werenoswka’s TU I TERAZ)

“Thoughtfully crafted, deeply absorbing and sensitively directed by Wiltshire Creative associate director Jo Newman” (The Stage on Hansel at Salisbury Playhouse, 2018)

A Mercury Theatre Colchester, Wiltshire Creative and Unity Theatre Liverpool Production.

Moll Flanders

Respected author Daniel Defoe is writing a new novel. Following the brilliant success of Robinson Crusoe, Daniel decides that his next book should be about a woman. But which woman will he choose?

Enter the notorious Moll Flanders, raised in Colchester as an orphan. Living a life of continu’d variety, Moll is twelve years a whore, five times a wife, twelve years a thief and eight years a felon in Virginia, before growing rich, living honestly and dying repentant. A colourful life to say the least.

A new and unfaithful adaptation by Nick Perry, reimagined by a cast of terrific actor musicians, and full of 18th century bawdiness! Join Moll as she takes Daniel on the ride of a lifetime – her lifetime.

Directed by Ryan McBryde, who also recently directed Pieces Of String:

“Rendered with immense clarity in director Ryan McBryde’s polished, moving production”

Talking Heads

Six of Alan Bennett’s iconic monologues are presented at the Playhouse in a celebration of one of Leeds’ best-loved playwrights. Graham, Peggy & Muriel and Susan, Doris & Irene are standalone events; audiences can enjoy one or both, and in any order. An iconic collection of witty, poignant and insightful reflections,Talking Heads is the uplifting and heart-warming finale to the current season on our Courtyard stage.

Aladdin

Festive fun for all the family as Writer/Director Richard Gauntlett returns to star alongside Ben Langley.
Genie’s magical offer: Bands A – D £3 off if paid before the end of February 2018. Applies to all performances on top of published discounts.

Grease

It’s 1959 and the teenagers of Rydell High are back at school after their summer break. The duck-tailed, hot-rodding boys, and the gum-snapping, hip-shaking girls conjure up the look and sound of the 1950s in this rollicking musical.
Head greaser Danny and good girl Sandy try to relive the Summer Lovin’ of their holiday romance, whilst the rest of the gang sing and dance their way through You’re The One That I Want, Hopelessly Devoted To You, Sandy, Greased Lightnin’ and more.
Grease is one of the most popular musicals ever written and is given a new production here by the members of Norwich Theatre Royal’s Youth Theatre Company for the start of the summer holidays. Suitable 8+

Agatha Christie’s ‘Love From A Stranger’

A whirlwind romance with a handsome and charming stranger sweeps Cecily Harrington off her feet and she recklessly abandons her old life to settle in the remote and blissful surroundings of a country cottage. However, her newfound love is not all that he seems…
Electric with suspense and with a shocking twist, this edge-of-your-seat, rarely seen thriller by the UK’s greatest crime writer is rediscovered in a brand new production by Lucy Bailey (Gaslight, Dial M For Murder), designed by Mike Britton.

Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em

Everyone’s favourite 1970s classic TV comedy, Some Mothers Do ‘Ave ‘Em is back with Joe Pasquale starring as the loveable accident-prone Frank Spencer, Sarah Earnshaw as his wife Betty and Susie Blake as his disapproving Mother-in-Law, Mrs Fisher.
The most successful sitcom of the decade gave us the hapless Frank and his long-suffering wife Betty with catchphrases galore and a never-ending list of disasters with roller-skating escapades and runaway chickens.
Joe Pasquale is one of the hardest working and top-selling live comedians in British comedy today. He exploded onto our tellies in New Faces and went on to win I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here and host The Price Is Right. Susie Blake’s career includes Wicked, Blithe Spirit and The Victoria Wood Show.

Miss Littlewood | Sam Kenyon

Joan Littlewood was the anarchic revolutionary of 20th century theatre. Born into poverty, she raged her way to have a lasting influence on British culture. Anti-establishment, communist, visionary, rude and glorious, Joan fired the imagination of a generation. Her unique Theatre Workshop was responsible for a raft of successes including Oh What A Lovely War!, and breathed new life into the Theatre Royal Stratford East.

This new musical of Joan’s life story, told with her own uncompromising candour, reveals a mighty love story at its heart.

The Duchess of Malfi | John Webster

In an attempt to prevent the fiercely independent Duchess from marrying the man she loves, her corrupt brothers go on a disturbing quest to destroy her.

Remarkable for its inventive and grotesque violence, yet full of dark humour, this violent revenge tragedy asks how anyone can survive in a world where masculinity has become toxic.

In 2016, Director Maria Aberg’s stylish modern dress production of Christopher Marlowe’s Doctor Faustus received rave reviews and transferred to London’s Barbican in the winter. The Daily Telegraph described it as ‘pacy, eerie and full of trickery’ while The Times called it ‘soul-scouring theatre’. We are excited to welcome Maria back to tackle this gory tale of revenge in her own distinct style.

The Merry Wives of Windsor | William Shakespeare

Down on his luck in the suburbs, John Falstaff plans to hustle his way to a comfortable retirement by seducing the wives of two wealthy men. Unknown to him, it’s the women of Windsor who really pull the strings, orchestrating Falstaff’s comeuppance amidst a theatrical smorgasbord of petty rivalries, jealousies and over-inflated egos. For a fat Englishman, a Welshman and a Frenchman, the only way is Windsor…

David Troughton returns to the Company as John Falstaff, following his recent title role in Titus Andronicus and Gloucester in King Lear.

The Merry Wives of Windsor will be broadcast live to cinemas on 12 September 2018.