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The Little Theatre season runs from January to December and we normally put on four plays each year. Below are the dates and brief details of our forthcoming productions. To see details of our latest play click here

Programme for 2023

3 - 11 MARCH

AURELIA
by Robert Thomas

directed by Trish Richings

 

2 - 10 JUNE

TWELFTH NIGHT
by William Shakespeare

directed by David parton

In Shakespeare's celebrated romantic comedy Viola is shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria having lost contact with her twin brother, Sebastian, whom she believes to be drowned. She comes ashore with the aid of a Captain who helps her to disguise herself as Cesario, a young man, and enter the service of Duke Orsino. The Duke is convinced that he is in love with the Countess Olivia, who is mourning the recent death of her brother. As a consequence she refuses any entertainment, to be in the company of men, or accept love or marriage proposals from anyone until seven years have passed. Duke Orsino makes use of 'Cesario' as an intermediary to profess his passionate love to Olivia but she, however, falls in love with the messenger, setting her at odds with her professed vow. In the meantime, Viola herself has fallen in love with Duke Orsino.  So we have Viola who loves Duke Orsino, Duke Orsino who loves Olivia, and Olivia who loves Viola disguised as Cesario. What could possibly go wrong? 
Meanwhile, in a separate comedy sub-plot, several other characters,  including the drunken and debauched Sir Toby Belch and Sir Andrew Aguecheek, the fool Feste and the servants Maria and Fabian, all conspire to prick the pompous façade of Oliva's arrogant steward, Malvolio.
This renowned production, dubbed by some as The Perfect Comedy, full of Shakespeare's sparkling verse and language and often ranked as one of the greatest plays ever written, is one not to be missed.

1 - 9 SEPTEMBER

ENCHANTED APRIL
By Matthew Barber

Directed By Trish Richings

The play follows four dissimilar women in the 1920s who leave their rainy, grey environments to go on holiday in Italy. Mrs. Arnott and Mrs. Wilton, who belong to the same ladies' club but have never spoken, become acquainted after reading a newspaper advertisement for a small medieval castle on the Mediterranean to be let furnished for the month of April. They find some common ground in that both are struggling to make the best of unhappy marriages. They also reluctantly take on the waspish, elderly Mrs. Graves and the stunning but aloof Caroline Bramble to defray expenses. The four women experience interpersonal tensions but eventually come together at the castle and find rejuvenation in the tranquil beauty of their surroundings, rediscovering hope and love.

1 - 9 DECEMBER

ALL MY SONS
By Arthur Miller

Directed By Dennis Picott

During the war Joe Keller and Steve Deever ran a machine shop which made airplane parts. Deever was sent to prison because the firm turned out defective parts , causing the deaths of many men. Keller went free and made a lot of money. The twin shadows of this catastrophe and  the fact that the young Keller son was reported missing during the war dominate the action. The love affair of Chris Keller and Ann Deever , the bitterness of George Deever returned from the war to find his father in prison and his fathers partner free, are all set in a structure of almost unbelievable power. The climax showing the reaction of a son to his guilty father is a fitting conclusion to a play electrifying in its intensity.

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