2003 - Progressive Players Gateshead - All The Plays

Progressive Players Gateshead All the Plays
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2000 - 2009

PP 789

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LT 650

20 - 25 January 2003
Day Of Reckoning
Pam Valentine
The members of a church fete planning committee deal with various personal problems as well as the fete itself.

PP 790

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24 February - 1 March 2003
Taking Sides
Ronald Harwood
Having reached the height of his career in Nazi Germany, world famous composer Wilhelm Furtwangler faces accusations years later of being a collaborator with the Third Reich.

PP 791

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24 - 29 March 2003
Home Before Dark
Jimmie Chinn
In a Lancashire cotton-mill town, a woman battles to raise her illegitimate son, but sees her family die one by one from cotton dust poisoning.

PP 792

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LT 653

28 April - 3 May 2003
Laying The Ghost
Simon Williams
A dead actor returns as a ghost, intent on mediating his tangled relationships with three women.

PP 793

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2 - 7 June 2003
The Lights Are Warm And Coloured
William Norfolk
In 1905, several years after her acquittal for the murder of her parents, Lizzie Borden stages an alternative re-enactment of the crime.

PP 794

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7 - 12 July 2003
Accidental Death Of An Anarchist
Gavin Richards
In 1960's Italy, a fast-talking con man tricks corrupt police officials into admitting they covered up the death of a troublesome political activist while in their custody.
Adapted from a translation by Gillian Hanna of the play "Morte Accidentale Di Un Anarchico" by Dario Fo.

PP 795

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LT 656

1 - 6 September 2003
The Herbal Bed
Peter Whelan
In 1613 Stratford Upon Avon, the daughter of William Shakespeare is accused of having a sexual liaison with a family friend.

PP 796

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6 - 11 October 2003
Travels With My Aunt
Giles Havergal
A retired bank manager is drawn into his charismatic aunt's life of world travel, romance and crime, eventually making a startling discovery about her true identity.
Adapted from the novel "Travels With My Aunt" by Graham Greene.

PP 797

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10 - 15 November 2003
The Sisters Rosensweig
Wendy Wasserstein
Celebrating her 54th birthday, a woman and her two sisters reminisce about their feminism and their Jewishness.

PP 798

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8 - 13 December 2003
Murdered To Death
Peter Gordon
In a 1930's English village, a bungling police inspector is aided by a well-meaning spinster sleuth to investigate a murder.

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