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The Beauty Queen of Leenane

White Cobra Productions

Directed by Liz Clarke

Saturday 30th March at 7.30pm

Tickets £11/£10 + Booking Fee

Founded in 2012, White Cobra Productions have toured the country with a range of top class plays and shows. From Shakespeare to Hi-De-Hi, the company has always sought to challenge itself, and has won national awards. In the last twelve months White Cobra has bought to the stage, the story of Florence Foster Jenkins in Glorious, and a giant man eating plant in Little Shop of Horrors.

Now from Martin McDonagh, Director of Oscar winning Three Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri, comes the compelling story of Mags Folan and her daughter Maureen, The Beauty Queen of Leenane. A lifetime of frustration is about to explode, but who will emerge as winner, in this award winning black comedy.

Things I Know to be True 

by Andrew Bovell

Directed by Freddie Underwood

Monday 22nd to Saturday 27th April at 7.30pm

Tickets £12/U16s £10

A beautiful, moving and funny portrait of a typical family and a marriage, seen through the eyes of four siblings. Bob and Fran have worked hard to give their four children the opportunities they never had. Now with the kids ready to make lives of their own, it's time to sit back and smell the roses. But the change of seasons reveals some shattering truths, leaving us asking whether it's possible to love your family too much.

Andrew Bovell's highly successful play had its UK premiere in 2016. This was a collaboration with Frantic Assembly, the world renowned physical theatre company; movement creators of the West End hit, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time.

*NEW* Hancock & Co

Saturday 18th May at 7.30pm

Tickets £14/£12 + Booking Fee

Following James Hurn’s sell out visit in 2018, he’s back with his popular One Man-Many Voices celebration of the radio comedy classic, Hancock’s Half Hour. James, a multi-talented actor and impressionist, will be performing a BRAND NEW programme of Hancock & Co. which includes a classic episode of Hancock’s Half Hour and two new episodes he has written himself, presented in the style of a radio performance in front of a live audience.

James has an incredible ability to mimic some of the gods of British comedy, but also their timing, style and souls too – Tony Hancock, Sidney James, Hattie Jacques, Kenneth Williams, Hugh Lloyd and John Le Mesurier are all astounding!

Bob Drury's Neil Diamond

Friday 24th May at 7.30pm

Tickets £15 + Booking Fee

Whilst performing in Las Vegas two years ago, Bob Drury was described as “one of the world's finest vocal tributes to Neil Diamond” and he's now back touring the UK with his new show celebrating the legendary Neil Diamond and his incredible back catalogue of songs.

Bob Drury's one-man show is an absolute ‘must-see' for any fan. This year's show includes all the favourites such as Cracklin' Rosie, America, Love on the Rocks, Play Me, Hello Again, Forever in Blue Jeans, Beautiful Noise, I'm a Believer, Red Red Wine and of course Sweet Caroline, plus the UK hit, Pretty Amazing Grace and a few lesser known songs that are sure to become your favourites by the end of the evening.

A fantastic evening guaranteed!

Alan Johnson | In My Life

Sunday 2nd June at 7.30pm

Tickets £18 + Booking Fee

One of the most popular politicians of recent times, Alan Johnson is now a best-selling author with his memoirs selling half a million copies to date.

In this highly entertaining show, Alan tells his personal story with the help of some of the music that has soundtracked his life, from growing up as an orphan in a West London slum in the 50s to becoming a postman, before rising through the Labour Party ranks to hold several cabinet posts including Home Secretary, Education Secretary and Health Secretary.

The Dolly Parton Story

Saturday 8th June at 8pm

Tickets £18/£16 + Booking Fee

The Dolly Parton Story takes you on an incredible journey through the career of the ‘Queen of Country’ who currently holds an astonishing 153 major awards including 9 Grammys & 11 CMAs.

Follow Dolly’s incredible journey in this groundbreaking “show-umentary” format taking you from her humble beginnings in the Smokey mountains to her arrival as the Queen of Country. Featuring passionate renditions of Jolene, 9 to 5, Islands in the Stream, Here You Come Again, Coat of many Colours, Joshua and many more. Not to be missed, this fabulous show enjoyed sell out shows with standing ovations at Edinburgh Fringe in 2018 and had audiences up & dancing in the aisles!

The Canterbury Tales

Bristol Old Vic Theatre School

Thursday 13th June at 7.30pm

Tickets £14 + Booking Fee

A colourful cast of characters set off for Canterbury, competing to tell their tales of love, lust, adventure and chivalry. Brimming with verve and energy, Chaucer’s well-loved stories are brought beautifully and vividly alive by the students from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

All of medieval life is here, with the wide range of social strata rubbing shoulders as the Miller, the Steward and the Wife of Bath (among others) all have their tales to tell.

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer is a touchstone of English literature and has delighted readers for centuries.

Age guidance 14+

Legally Blonde the Musical Jr.

Directed by Oliver Phipps & Hayley Baxter

Musical Director | Naomi Ibbetson

Wednesday 24th to Saturday 27th July at 7.30pm

Saturday 27th July Matinee at 2.30pm

Tickets £12/U16s £10

Delta Nu sorority president Elle Woods seems to have it all; good looks, a relationship with the campus catch and great taste in clothes. However her life is turned upside-down when her boyfriend, Warner dumps her in an attempt to start getting serious about his future and attend Harvard Law.

Determined to win him back, Elle uses a lot of hard work and some charm to get into Harvard Law so she can prove to Warner that she’s serious enough for him. Once at school, she is challenged by her peers, professors and her ex, but with the help of some new friends, Elle realizes her potential and sets out to prove herself to the world.

 

Only Fools & Boycie

FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY

ONLY FOOLS & HORSES ACTOR  JOHN CHALLIS

Saturday 12th October at 7.30pm

Tickets £17 + Booking Fee

Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors,
best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools and Horses.

In this one-off show the national treasure will reveal secrets from the set with stories and anecdotes from his dazzling career. Having worked with some of the biggest names in show business, he'll be spilling the beans about Only Fools and Horses co-stars like Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst and
friends and fellow performers like The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Oliver Reed and George
Best. He’ll also recall tales from his time in Dr Who, Coronation Street and other TV classics.
Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for pictures, while
signing copies of his autobiography, Being Boycie, and novel, Reggie: A Stag At Bay.

Show running time: 90 minutes with 20 minute interval.

 


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