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2010 - 2019

PP 953

LT 813

Same Time Next Year
by Bernard Slade
14 - 19 January 2019
An accountant and a housewife, both of whom are married, meet at an inn in 1951, and continue a one-day-a-year love affair lasting 24 years.
(Previously produced in 2000 and 1990)

PP 954

LT 814

All My Sons
by Arthur Miller
18 - 23 February 2019
Convicted of making faulty parts for US warplanes, a man struggles to come to terms with having sent men, including his own son, to their deaths.
(Previously produced in 1990 and 1958)

PP 955

Play 746

LT 815

Good Things
by Liz Lochhead
25 - 30 March 2019
A newly-single woman who volunteers in a charity shop must contend with a senile father, a delinquent daughter, a blind-date stalker and a persistent ex-partner, and almost doesn't notice the recently-widowed man who keeps calling in at the shop.

PP 956

Play 747

LT 816

Little Women
by Peter Clapham
29 April - 4 May 2019
In 1860's Massachusetts, four sisters struggle to battle poverty in order to keep up appearances as they wait for news of their clergyman father, away fighting in the Civil War.
Adapted from the novel 'Little Women' by Louisa May Alcott

PP 957

Play 748

LT 817

House Guest
by Francis Durbridge
10 - 15 June 2019
A couple learn that their son has been kidnapped - not for ransom, but to force them to allow one of the kidnappers to remain in their house. Then two police officers arrive and reveal that one of the kidnappers has been murdered.

PP 958

Play 749

LT 818

Visiting Mr Green
by Jeff Baron
15 - 20 July 2019
As part of a restorative justice program following a road accident in New York, a young driver is ordered to visit the elderly pedestrian he almost seriously injured, sparking an unlikely friendship.

PP 959

Play 750

LT 819

Silas Marner
by Geoffrey Beevers
2 - 7 September 2019
In 19th Century northern England, a respectable weaver is wrongly accused of stealing from church funds. Hoping to start afresh he moves south, but his life is agaiin changed by the theft of his own fortune and the discovery of an orphaned child.
Adapted from the novel 'Silas Marner' by George Eliot

PP 960

Play 751

LT 820

Ladies' Day
by Amanda Whittington
7 - 12 October 2019
Four fish packing factory workers don their glad rags and head for a day out at the races. Secrets emerge and friendships are tested as the champagne flows freely, but can a lucky streak on the horses change the ladies' lives?

PP 961

Play 752

LT 821

The Thrill of Love
by Amanda Whittington
11 - 16 November 2019
In 1955 London, model and hostess Ruth Ellis murders her racing driver lover David Blakely. The police detective investigating the case is convinced that the murderess is holding back vital information, and becomes obsessed with finding out the truth before it is too late.
Based on the true story of Ruth Ellis, the last woman to be hanged in Great Britain.

PP 962

Play 753

LT 822

The Haunting
by Hugh Janes
9 - 14 December 2019
A young book dealer visits an ancient, crumbling mansion to catalogue the library. But rare antique books are far from the most amazing thing he finds, as a series of unexplained phenomena makes even his sceptical employer question what is and is not real.
Adapted from several ghost stories by Charles Dickens.
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