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Spring Season 2017 - at a glance

Jan

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Dial M for Murder
16th - 21st January
Author
Frederick Knott
Cast
TBA
Director
Jenni Craig
Genre
Thriller
Synopsis
Revisiting the well-known thriller. Tony is convinced his wife is unfaithful to him, and plots to take revenge, and rid himself of her, without incriminating himself.

The gripping plot, withits twists and turns, will have you wondering whether justice, helped by a suspicious detective, can possibly prevail.

Feb

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Theft
20th - 25th February
Author
Eric Chappell
Cast
Sandra Bones, Pauline Campbell, Mike Keir, Sean Turner, Richie Hamilton
Director
Jim Scott
Genre
Comedy-thriller
Synopsis
Two couples have been out celebrating an anniversary. Returning to the home of one of the couples, they discover it has been burgled – and apparently the culprit is still on the premises! Or is he?

A comedy thriller from the pen of one of our most reliable writers.

Mar

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The Ghost Train
20th - 25th March
Author
Arnold Ridley
Cast
John Woods, Kevin Graham, Nicola Dent, Michael Connelly, Irene Crankshaw, Jane Bowron, Graeme Rendall, Alex Russell, Jeff Harpin, Kathryn Sergison, Neil Radbourne
Director
Jo Rendall
Genre
Comedy-thriller
Synopsis
A nostalgic look back at a traditional comedy-thriller by a writer probably more famous as Private Godfrey, one of the stars of 'Dad's Army'.

A minor classic about a group of railway passengers stranded in a remote country station, and the tension raised by possibly supernatural events.

Apr

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Lucky Numbers
24th - 29th April
Author
Mike Yeaman
Cast
Sylvia Bertie, Diane Girdlestone, Bill McCormick, Grace Ridley, Aaron Martin, Mark Buckley, Graeme Leighton
Director
Janet Wind
Genre
Drama
Synopsis
A win on the lottery - we'd all be immediately happier – wouldn't we? Life might get slightlymore complicated if it was a family consortium whose numbers had come up, or if the person who had the ticket kept forgetting where it was, what the numbers were, what year it was...

Jun

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Strictly Murder
5th - 10th June
Author
Brian Clemens
Cast
Marie Dawson, Nick Tennant, Eddie Collins, Nicola Bache, Kevin Graham
Director
John Woods
Genre
Thriller
Synopsis
An atmospheric thriller set in France shortly before World War Two. Peter and Suzy, an English couple, appear to be living the dream, but Suzy's illusions are about to be shattered.

Many twists and turns - murder, criminals on the run, and the threat of war, disrupt their idyll.

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Autumn Season 2017


10th - 15th July

2017

 

Making Waves

 

by Stephen Clark

 

Mike, father of the Tanner family, is the coxswain of the Teesmouth Lifeboat. The demands of his job take priority over the needs of his family. But he's a hero. What can they do?

 

Lyricist and playwright Stephen Clark has constructed a tense family drama from the brave men who go to sea to save others but whose families must bear the consequences

 

A beautiful play with interesting times and comical moments.

 

4th - 9th September

2017

 

'Allo 'Allo

 

by Jeremy Lloyd & David Croft

 

Listen very carefully, I will write this only once. A slightly more light-hearted take on World War II will include the dodgiest French and German accents you have ever heard.

 

René, Edith, and the bar staff await your orders, as long as the Germans have not drunk the place dry first.

 

9th - 14th October

2017

 

Time of my Life

 

by Alan Ayckbourn

 

 

 

6th - 11th November

2017

 

The Prisoner's Friend

 

by Peter Drake

 

 

 

11th - 16th December 2017

 

Frankenstein

 

Adapted by Tim Kelly