Bold new play to start season at Moot House

At MHP Theatre we have developed a reputation for attention to detail in period pieces but our current production, Tomorrow in the Battle, a contemporary play, by writer Kieron Barry, is a departure from our usual fare and, we hope, a bold choice for an amateur company.

The story charts the lives of three people in high-powered jobs: a heart surgeon, a financier and a Ministry of Defence operative who are embroiled in a love triangle, showing how their life spills into their work and vice versa and the impact this has on those around them.

Director Dan Powell thinks some of MHP Theatre’s usual audience will be shocked – there is a content warning on the show for strong language, sexual scenes, and mature themes – but feels this move is essential to ensure that the company is putting on a range of work for a range of audiences.

We are set to carry on this diverse season with some well-known recent classics such as Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads; shows about famous historical figures such as the composer Strauss in Collaboration and notorious highwayman Dick Turpin in Am I Turpin?; and a rip-roaring farce The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940.

Whilst MHP Theatre have always included a diverse programme of shows in our seasons, this one promises to be one of our most adventurous yet.

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