Check your diaries and make sure you’re free to come and see all 5 fantastic productions in our 2023 season! We’re a little later than usual at getting our brochure out there, so here’s a bit of info on each of our plays to keep you going until you can get yourself a copy.


By Nick Dear, based on the novel by Mary Shelley

Directed by Sharon Kelly

20 – 25 February 2023

The power of good and evil is exalted in this powerful adaptation of Mary Shelley’s classic novel.
As we witness the obsessive and frantic mindset of Doctor Victor Frankenstein as he executes the ultimate experiment that combines the forces of mankind against nature. His creature is thrust from the chains of its creator, making its first steps into a bleak, unforgiving world.

Nick Dears adaptation, featuring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller premiered at the National Theatre in 2011 to critical acclaim.


By Ronald Harwood

Directed by Hannah Stow

17 – 22 April 2023

Quartet is a gently comic and poignant look at the lives of four opera singers in a retirement home. Cecily, Reggie and Wilf are preparing a concert to celebrate the birthday of Giuseppe Verdi. However, the home’s most recent arrival Jean is disturbing their peace and routine, and refusing to perform. It turns out that Jean and Reggie were once married, and a shared history is not helping the project. However – the show must go on!
Quartet premiered at the Albany Theatre London in 1999 and as well as being filmed has been a staple of both the
professional and amateur stage since.
Black Coffee

By Agatha Christie

Directed by Steve Hirst and Jenny Gore

12 – 17 June 2023

Black Coffee was the first play Agatha Christie wrote, and it features Hercule Poirot and Captain Hastings. A superbly
crafted whodunit with endless red herrings and subplots of infamous spies.

One of Christie’s most gripping country house murder mysteries – it is about a scientist working on splitting the
atom who is poisoned!! But by whom…

The Glass Menagerie

By Tennessee Williams

Directed by Mike Bellenie

2 – 7 October 2023

The Wingfield family – mother Amanda, son Tom, daughter Laura and their father, long gone but whose presence
still lingers. They live in a shoe-box apartment in St Louis Missouri. The closest they come to privacy is the use
of curtains that subdivide their tiny living space. Mother resents son for his inability to grow up; son resents mother
for the menial job he endures to support them all. In between them is Laura- extremely shy who opts out of life.
She escapes into a fantasy world where she is confidant to a collection of glass animals.

Every character wants to escape the dull ritual of their lives. Can the entrance of a gentleman caller do this?

The Flint Street Nativity

By Tim Firth

Directed by Gil Burns

27 November – 2nd December 2023

Mizzis Horrocks’ class of seven year olds is about to perform their nativity play at Flint Street Junior School
for the proud mums and dads – and the occasional social worker. Squabbles arise when Gabriel wants to play Mary,
the Star grumbles he’s not a proper star like they have at NASA, and then the stick insect escapes…

“Tim Firth’s study of infant power-politics is less a cute, end-of-term entertainment than a kindergarten version of the Godfather…” The Guardian