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PP 840

LT 700

14 - 19 January 2008
Dangerous Obsession
Norman James Crisp
A man, obsessed with finding someone to blame for his wife's fatal car accident, holds a married couple at gunpoint in search of the truth.
(Previously produced in 1990)
Thriller.

PP 841

Play 662

LT 701

11 - 16 February 2008
Dinner
Moira Buffini
To celebrate the publication of her husband's book, a woman hosts a party and hires a waiter to serve a special banquet, but her unwitting guests are served up a little more than they bargained for.
Comedy.

PP 842

LT 702

10 - 15 March 2008
How The Other Half Loves
Alan Ayckbourn
Two menages project their infidelities onto a third, totally innocent but socially retarded couple.
(Previously produced in 1992 and 1975)
Comedy.

PP 843

LT 703

21 - 26 April 2008
Checkmate
Leslie Sands
A British TV star returns home to find his wife dead, but, as his career is in decline, the question arises as to whether her death was due to suicide or murder.
(Previously produced in 1995)
Thriller.

PP 844

Play 663

LT 704

9 - 14 June 2008
Soldiering On
Alan Bennett
A recently widowed woman tries to pick up the pieces of her life, but cannot understand what her son could be getting up to with her dead husband's money.
Comedy, 1-Act.

PP 845

Play 664

LT 705

9 - 14 June 2008
A Lady Of Letters
Alan Bennett
A lonely woman laments the gradual disintegration of her community, and writes letters of complaint to the local authorities.
Comedy, 1-Act.

PP 846

Play 665

LT 706

9 - 14 June 2008
A Respectable Funeral
Jimmie Chinn
Following their mother's funeral, three sisters look forward to receiving their inheritance, but then their brother turns up with some unexpected news.
Comedy, 1-Act.

PP 847

LT 707

7 - 12 July 2008
The Winslow Boy
Terence Rattigan
In pre-World War One England, a boy is expelled from Naval Academy over a petty theft, but his parents raise political furore by demanding a trial.
(Previously produced in 1980 and 1951)
Drama.

PP 848

Play 666

LT 708

8 - 13 September 2008
Can't Pay? Won't Pay!
Dario Fo
In 1970's Milan, two housewives rebel against the rising cost of living by stealing groceries, but must then hide the crime from their husbands and blundering police officers.
Comedy.
Translated by Lino Pertile and adapted by R Colvill & R Walker from the play "Non Si Paga? Non Si Paga!".

PP 849

Play 667

LT 709

13 - 18 October 2008
The Forsyte Saga
Derek & Pat Hoddinott
A callous, insensitive lawyer weds in 1886, but treats his wife as a mere possession. Although she leaves him, their lives continue to be entwined over the next 34 years.
Drama.
Adapted from the "Forsyte" novels of John Galsworthy.

PP 850

Play 668

LT 710

10 - 15 November 2008
Inside Job
Brian Clemens
In a Spanish villa, a man agrees to help a woman rob her husband's safe and run away to a new life together, but then the husband turns up at just the wrong moment.
Thriller.

PP 851

LT 711

8 - 13 December 2008
Stepping Out
Richard Harris
The hopes and fears of the members of a tap dance night class are revealed as they try to learn a routine for a big charity event.
(Previously produced in 1993)
Comedy.

 
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