13 - 18 January 1986
She Stoops To Conquer
In 18th Century England, the daughter of a wealthy family pretends to be a common barmaid in order to attract a shy suitor.
(Previously produced in 1971, 1946, 1934, 1925 and 1924)
10 - 15 February 1986
Eduardo de Filippo
In 1946, after a 25 year romance, a woman pretends that she is dying in the hope of prompting a 'death-bed' marriage.
Translated by Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall.
17 - 22 March 1986
See How They Run
While her clergyman husband is away, an ex-actress and a visiting actor friend innocently recreate a scene from a play, unaware they have been observed by a parishioner.
21 - 26 April 1986
In a small New Hampshire town in 1901, the various townsfolk go about their everyday lives.
2 - 7 June 1986
Crime On Goat Island
In post-war rural Italy, three sisters lead a virtuous life tending goats on a small farm, but their idyll is disrupted by the arrival of a stranger.
Translated by Henry Reed from the play "Delitto all'Isola Delle Capre".
7 - 12 July 1986
In 1920's Cornwall, a silly young man strands six train passengers overnight at a remote station, which they learn is due for a visit by a ghost train.
1 - 6 September 1986
All In Good Time
For financial reasons, a newlywed man and his wife must live with his kind but rough-tongued father, and becomes frustrated at his inability to consummate the marriage.
29 September - 4 October 1986
The Imaginary Invalid
In 1674, a hypochondriac is heavily in debt to his numerous doctors and pharmacists. His family concoct a plan to cure him of his dependance on the medical profession.
(Previously produced in 1967)
Translated and adapted by Miles Malleson from the play "Le Malade Imaginaire".
27 October - 1 November 1986
A Question Of Fact
A brilliant schoolmaster is troubled immediately after marriage by the fact that his father had been hanged for murder.
8 - 13 December 1986
On The Razzle
Two shop workers go in search of adventure in Vienna, while trying to avoid their stern employer.
Translated by Neville & Stephen Plaice from the play "Einen Fux Will Er Sich Machen" by Johann Nestroy.