The Turn of the Screw | Henry James
Mon 23 - Sat 28 September | 7.30pm
The Turn of the Screw is one of the most famous ghost stories in the English language. Miss Grey is hired as governess to two orphan children, Miles, ten and his eight-year-old sister, Flora. The children are delightful, but Miss Grey soon discovers a dark secret in the great mansion of Bly, Essex. She is soon involved in a supernatural struggle in which the ghosts of the former valet and governess attempt to dominate the two children. Not for the nervous!
Directed by Lewis Cowen
Probably the Best Comedy Songs in the World ever ... maybe!
Friday 4 October | 7.30pm
Pat Abernethy & Dave Marsden
A host of comedy songs covering a number of years by a host of great names plus a few surprises. Songs from the likes of Stan Freeberg, Tom Lehrer, The Pythons, Pete & Dud, Lonnie Donegan, Bernard Cribbins, Richard Digance, Tom Paxton, The Goons, Kenneth Williams, Benny Hill, Noel Coward, George Forby, Flanders & Swan, Chris de Burgh, Alan Sherman, Robb Wilton, Noel Murphy, The Righteous Brothers, Elvis Presley and many more!
Only Fools & Boycie | One night only!
Saturday 12 October | 7.30pm
An Audience with John Challis
Enjoy an intimate evening with John Challis, one of the nation's greatest comedy actors, best known as Boycie in BBC1's Only Fools & 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 & Horses co-stars, Sir David Jason and Nicholas Lyndhurst plus many more. Mr Challis will also meet fans after the show to sign autographs and pose for photographs.
Living Together | Alan Ayckbourn
Mon 21 - Sat 26 October | 7.30pm
When the Norman Conquests trilogy burst onto the theatre-going public in the early 1970s, it was a revelation. Here was domestic comedy that spoke to everyone; intelligent, well-observed and extremely funny. Living Together introduces us to the incorrigible womaniser Norman and his family of recognisable middle-class types whose personalities are never quite as predictable as they seem.
Directed by Mervyn Harrowven
Duncan Norvelle | Maggie Regan
Friday 1 November | 3pm & 7.30pm
Duncan Norvelle and Maggie Regan are looking forward to their first visit to the Wharf Theatre! Duncan is without doubt one of the UK's most beloved comedians and impressionists. His warmth and gentle style of fun is still charming audiences all over the country. Appearing with Duncan is his dear friend, the award winning singer and entertainer, Maggie Regan. You can have a listen to some of her huge repertoire on maggieregan.uk. She also has an international following on fandalism.com
A memorable afternoon and evening up close and personal with two talented performers - Not to be missed!
The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra
Friday 8 November | 3pm & 7.30pm
The London Philharmonic Skiffle Orchestra combine eccentric humour with high energy roots music from around the globe. Funny songs, crazy costumes, and virtuoso music! Individual experiences range from appearances on The Benny Hill Show, The Kenny Everett Show, Eastenders, The Little & Large Show and Star Wars, to performing in Barnums Circus USA.
The Bird Show | A flap-tastic family comedy!
Saturday 9 November | 2pm
With frolics and foraging, flitting, flying and two unusual feathery friends, this is a madcap and touching show about birds facing changes to their habitat. The Bird Show uses live music, puppetry and lots of silly bird jokes in this heart-fluttering physical comedy. We follow Henry the Heron and Sally the House Sparrow on a zany journey to become friends. This colourful, visual show gently explores the impact of humans on nature and asks the question - what can we do differently? Suitable for the whole brood including fledglings from 3+ ... younger children are always welcome!
Fri 6 - Sat 14 December | 7.30pm
2.30pm Matinee Saturday 7 & 14
No performances on 8 & 9
The story of a young girl who just wants to meet her prince and live happily ever after; however her truly ugly sisters have other ideas! With a few unexpected twists along the way, will she get her prince so we need to buy another hat or will the ugly sisters royally mess it up? This is Peters first time not only writing a panto but directing at the Wharf ... possibly his last go at both! But he hopes you will all enjoy the show!
Directed by Peter Winterton & Musical Director | Brian Teeder
The Homecoming | Harold Pinter
Mon 27 January - Sat 1 February 2020 | 7.30pm
When Teddy, an American university professor, brings his wife Ruth to visit his old home in London, he finds his eccentric family still living in the house. In the conflict that follows, it is Ruth who becomes the focus of the family’s struggle for supremacy. This is vintage Pinter but the twists and turns in the plot are worthy of Alfred Hitchcock.
Directed by Lewis Cowen