31st January, 1st and 2nd February 2019, 7.30pm
Alan Bennett sealed his reputation as the master of observation with this series of ground-breaking monologues, originally filmed for BBC Television.
Darkly comic, tragically poignant and wonderfully uplifting, 3 monologues, 1 evening. Talking Heads is widely regarded as a modern classic.
The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940
14th, 15th and 16th March 2019, 7.30pm
A backers’ audition for a new musical on a suburban estate turns deadly, with plenty of confusing murders and knotty plots to unravel, in John Bishop’s comedic thriller.
9th, 10th and 11th May 2019, 7.30pm
In 1931, composer Richard Strauss and writer Stefan Zweig embark on an invigorating artistic partnership. But Zweig is a Jew and the Nazis are on the march. Is it possible to keep artistic aspiration and political action separate? How fine is the line between collaboration and betrayal?
Am I Turpin?
11th, 12th and 13th July 2019, 7.30pm
The man in the end cell isn’t like the others.
The man in the end cell is a gentleman, or so she’s heard.
The man in the end cell can read.
The man in the end cell is Dick Turpin.
Unknowing that she is imprisoning one of the most dangerous outlaws in the country, Abigail visits the curious man in the end cell each day, bringing him his meals and letters.
But there is more to life than waiting on the scum of the earth, and Abigail knows it.
In exchange for ale pilfered from her father, she begs for writing lessons – her key to the outside world lying in making sense of the spidery black letters on white parchment.
For although she is the gaoler, she is as much imprisoned as he – born within the four walls, she has never known life outside the cells.
What starts as a bargain morphs into a strange, uneasy friendship.
When Abigail finds out the true identity of the man she has been visiting, she ought to flee – but instead offers him a new deal, her liberty in exchange for his.
With a brand new script, set, and score, I Am Turpin is a ground-breaking piece of immersive historical drama from the critically-acclaimed playwright Antonia Goddard.
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