We all want something to believe in. It’s 1987 and Frankie Vah gorges on love, radical politics, and skuzzy indie stardom. But can he keep it all down?
Following the multi-award-winning What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, Luke Wright’s second verse play deals with love, loss, and belief, against a backdrop of skuzzy indie venues and 80s politics. Expect frenetic guitars, visceral verse, and a Morrissey-sized measure of heartache.
Written and performed in deft verse by Fringe First & Stage Award for Acting Excellence winner, Luke Wright.
Age recommendation 15+
“The devil can't bear to see us so good.”
Vinegar Tom is a play about Witchcraft in a rural Seventeenth Century community. It is also a play about oppression and rumour. Caryl Churchill explores situations where the label of “Witch” is applied to those who do not conform, who do not fit in to the neat little boxes that society has prepared for them. Whether driven by misfortune or by the desire for their own Salvation, a cry of “Witch” is a cure-all and an excuse-all for every ill which befalls decent, every-day, “normal” people
Performed by Oundle School
Written by Caryl Churchill
Directed by Matt Burlington
Conducting Masterclass with Peter Stark in the Great Hall
This annual and iconic concert goes from strength to strength, encompassing eclectic offerings from soul to funk, ballads to rock.
Box of Tricks presents
Chip Shop Chips by Becky Prestwich
Directed by Adam Quayle
Chip Shop Chips is an immersive love story set in a chippy, performing in unusual spaces across the country.
Performed in the Two Acre Club
Food orders cannot be ammended after booking. All tickets are to be booked in advance. There will be no door sales.
A civil war somewhere in Eastern Europe. Friends turn quickly to foes. Franvera and her family flee into the mountains but are forced to separate. As her world shatters so does her mind. Are the boots that surround her as close as they feel or as she fears? Is that her father in the distance? And what will she do when the tables are turned and vengeance is finally in her grasp?
Performed by Oundle School
Written by Charles Way
Directed by Naomi Jones
The A Level Theatre Studies evening is a rare treat. It offers a unique opportunity to see some of Oundle's most talented performers in a piece of work devised entirely by the pupils themselves.
Blackeyed Theatre, in association with South Hill Park, presents
by John Godber
Blackeyed Theatre revives its highly-acclaimed production of John Godber’s classic comedy about life at a struggling ‘sink school’ for Mr Nixon, an unsuspecting new drama teacher. Featuring breathtaking ensemble performances and a bang-up-to-date soundtrack, Teechers brings to life an array of terrifying teachers and hopeless pupils through the unique eyes of Salty, Gail and Hobby; three Year 11 students about to leave school for good.
Suitable for age 11+
Anima Theatre Company presents
Written by Henry C. Kremples (OO L 08)
An overnight train, somewhere through Europe. Karina, a British writer, naively reports a woman sleeping in her bunk. Forever connected by this simple action, these two women are played and replayed in the mind of a writer who examines the stories we tell each other and how we choose to tell them. This innovative new play weaves together the real testimony of Syrian refugees and the personal experience of writer Henry C Krempels.
Thünderbards – The Best Of
Sketch comedy duo Thünderbards present an evening of the very best material from their four critically-acclaimed shows. Their gag-laden comedy is filled with their trademark off-beat jokes, fast-paced sketches and overwhelming politeness. With a potent combination of heartfelt absurdity, high-concept silliness and sweat-drenched toil, Thünderbards will stop at nothing to make your day great again.
Starring Glenn Moore (BBC Two’s ‘Mock The Week’) and Matt Stevens (BBC Radio 4’s ‘Sketchorama’).
“Hugely entertaining” (Daily Mail)
“Laugh out loud funny” (The Scotsman)
“Without question one of the funniest sketch acts on the Fringe” (GQ Magazine)
“Brilliantly performed and hysterically written” (The List)
Alan Parker's Bugsy Malone
Words and Music by Paul Williams
A Play by Alan Parker
By arrangement with Faber Music Ltd
On behalf of Warner/Chappell Music Ltd
Directed by Jo Henderson and Hattie Hopper
Music Direction James Thomas
Boughton House, Kettering
6.30pm for a 7.30pm performance
The well-established and legendary sing-off between Oundle School pupils who have their hearts set on the big time, is one of the most popular events of the year. YOU will once again be the jury at this feast of song, glamour and talent. Solos and duets from musicals old and new, staged, costumed and accompanied by a live band.
Booking is essential!