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PP 819

Play 650

LT 680

16 - 21 January 2006
Sleuth
Anthony Shaffer
An eccentric man with a penchant for practical jokes holds a confrontation with his wife's young lover, and shoots him at point blank range. Then a police inspector turns up to investigate the young man's disappearance.
Thriller.

PP 820

LT 681

20 - 25 February 2006
The Taming Of The Shrew
William Shakespeare
In 16th Century Italy, a fortune-seeker woos and wins an ill-tempered, headstrong young woman, then marries and proceeds to tame her.
(Previously produced in 1946)
Comedy.

PP 821

LT 682

20 - 25 March 2006
Pack Of Lies
Hugh Whitemore
In 1961 London, a family becomes involved when their American neighbours, Peter and Helen Kroger, are suspected of being spies for the Russians.
(Previously produced in 1987)
Drama.

PP 822

Play 651

LT 683

24 - 29 April 2006
Teechers
John Godber
Three schoolchildren stage their own end-of-term play, reflecting the hopes and fears of themselves, their friends and their teachers.
Comedy.

PP 823

Play 652

LT 684

5 - 10 June 2006
Les Liaisons Dangereuses
Christopher Hampton
Rich and bored aristocrats in Rococo France play high-stakes games of passion, manipulation and betrayal.
Drama.
Adapted from the novel "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos.

PP 824

Play 653

LT 685

10 - 15 July 2006
Strangers On A Train
Craig Warner
Two men chance to meet on a train, and speculate on how to commit the perfect murder. But one of them is intent on developing their theories for real.
Thriller.
Adapted from the novel "Strangers On A Train" by Patricia Highsmith.

PP 825

Play 654

LT 686

4 - 9 September 2006
The Handyman
Ronald Harwood
An elderly Ukrainian odd-job man, long time resident in England, is investigated on suspicion of complicity in the Holocaust.
Drama.

PP 826

LT 687

9 - 14 October 2006
The Imaginary Invalid
Moliere
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 1986 and 1967)
Comedy.
Translated and adapted by Miles Malleson from the play "Le Malade Imaginaire".

PP 827

Play 655

LT 688

6 - 11 November 2006
The Price
Arthur Miller
Two brothers meet after a sixteen year estrangement to discuss the disposal of their dead parents' property.
Drama.

PP 828

Play 656

LT 689

11 - 16 December 2006
A Chorus Of Disapproval
Alan Ayckbourn
A young man joins the cast of an amateur operatic society's production of "The Beggar's Opera", making friends and enemies along the way.
Comedy.

 
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