Blackeyed Theatre, in association with South Hill Park, presents
Sherlock Holmes: The Sign of Four
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Adapted for the Stage by Nick Lane
Crammed full of adventure, romance, comedy and of course one or two rather brilliant deductions, The Sign of Four is Arthur Conan Doyle’s epic second Sherlock Holmes tale, a breath-taking yarn brought to life in this spectacular new stage adaptation.
Recommended for age 11+
Running time: Approx 2 hours (including interval)
Lion Theatre Company presents
Written by Ella Hickson
Directed by Hetty Hodgson
It’s a matter of days before Benny, Mack, Timp and Cam have to move out of their student flat. The boys find mess piling up around them as they step out into an unwelcoming world. They start to wonder if there's any point in getting older. Before that though, there's going to be one hell of a party. It's hot. There'll be girls. Predict a riot.
Simultaneously funny, tragic and extremely real, the play offers a genuine and painful view of the challenges faced by those who refuse to grow up.
Age recommendation 15+
Oundle School presents
A rehearsed reading of The End of the Line
Written and directed by Lizzie Martin
Have you ever felt that everything has gone horribly wrong, that the world has come crashing down and you just wish you could run away from it all? After a mistake spirals wildly out of control, Hayden flees his home and finds himself in the middle of nowhere. The end of the line. Here he meets a group with problems of their own, which becomes a welcome distraction. Dealing with love, drink, and self-discovery, is running really the answer? Will he ever leave?'
What is a rehearsed reading…?
A rare opportunity to hear a writers debut play read for the very first time. Actors will have scripts in hands and you, the audience, will be asked to give feedback at the end. This is an integral part of the script writing process, please do come and support.
Bramston House presents
Written by Tom Basden
Directed by Ollie Bell and Nat Buxton
Facetious, witty and darkly comic, Tom Basden's stage adaptation of 'the trial' relocates Kafka's classic Novel to 21st Century London, where Joseph K finds himself trapped in a spiralling series of unfortunate events after his sushi delivery is intercepted by two unidentified men.
Performed by the immensely talented boys of Bramston house, this promises to be an evening of farcical confusion and satirical befuddlement as Joseph K stumbles into a world he recognises less and less. One not to be missed.
A Flintlock Theatre Production, commissioned by Farnham Maltings and Greenwich Theatre
An Enemy of the People
Written by Henrik Ibsen, Adapted by Robin Colyer and Anna Glynn
Directed by Robin Colyer
Having rejuvenated the fortunes of a crumbling town, eminent doctor Tamsin Stockmann expects to be hailed as its saviour once again when she exposes a major public health risk. But the town’s prosperity hangs in the balance and opposition grows. Will she will lauded as hero of the hour or will Dr. Stockmann be declared an enemy of the people?
Employing their signature high-energy storytelling, music and live digital interaction, Flintlock’s irreverent style brings Ibsen’s masterpiece into the 21st century in a searing examination of fake news, whistleblowing and who really wields power in contemporary Britain.
Age Recommendation 12+
Laxton House presents
By James Forsyth from the book Screwtape Letters by C.S Lewis
Directed by Sophie Lee and Charlie Willis
Screwtape is a witty and thought-provoking adaptation of C. S. Lewis’ fascinating book The Screwtape Letters by, a masterpiece of satire. Screwtape, a demon and highly placed assistant of ‘Our Father Below’ and his nephew Wormwood, meddle with the lives of human beings on earth. They bring the audience a sly and ironic portrayal of human life which captures both the wildly comic and deeply serious nature of Lewis’ original text. Although entertaining, Screwtape is also an alluringly challenging watch; presenting the audience with a new perspective of how integrated the physical and spiritual worlds could be.
The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
A Musical Thriller
Music and Lyrics by
From an Adaptation by CHRISTOPHER BOND
Originally Directed on Broadway by HAROLD PRINCE
Orchestrations by JONATHAN TUNICK
Originally produced on Broadway by Richard Barr, Charles Woodward,
Robert Fryer, Mary Lea Johnson, Martin Richards
in association with Dean and Judy Manos
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe). All authorised performance materials are also supplied by MTI Europe www.mtishows.co.uk
Directed by Head of Drama, Matthew Burlington and Musically Directed by Director of Music, Quentin Thomas, we suggest you bring a pillow or a good friend to hide behind as our brilliant cast and band hit you with Sondheim’s extra-ordinary creation. Inevitably, we are looking forward to this production enormously.
Lamphouse Theatre present
Beauty and the Beast
Devised by the company
Directed by Tom Fox
Dramaturgy by Becky Owen-Fisher
Young Beauty’s life is changed forever when her poor merchant father picks her a rose from the Beast’s dazzling castle garden. Beauty becomes mistress of the enchanted castle and befriends the misunderstood Beast who lavishes her with gifts. But one day Beauty breaks her promise and leaves the castle. The Beast becomes sick with heartbreak, can Beauty save him in time?
A tale of love and adventure, this classic story examines morals, truth, friendship, bravery, fairness and forgiveness.
Suitable for all ages 6+
Telling Tales Children’s Theatre Company Presents
A Christmas Cracker!
Oundle’s Very Own Professional Pantomime
By Simon Aylin
WE NEED YOUR HELP! It’s Christmas Eve and Mrs Claus wakes up to find Santa has been kidnapped! What will she and her army of elves do? And who is responsible? One thing is for certain - if you don’t come and help Mrs Claus out then NO-ONE is getting any presents this year! So join Mrs Claus at the Stahl Theatre this Christmas and help solve the mystery. There’ll be custard pies, loads of laughs and a good old sing along on the way.