Current Programme - Drama

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June Friday 7th - Saturday 8th at 7.45pm

Shakespeare's Daughter and the Vicar

       by  Marion Wells

Cameo Players

It is January 1662. William Shakespeare has been dead for more than 45 years. Many of the secrets about how he wrote his plays have been buried along with his bones in the church at Stratford-upon-Avon. A new vicar, curious about Shakespeare's plays, is sent to the town. He seeks out the person who still has first-hand knowledge of the Bard, Shakespeare's daughter Judith Quiney.

Tickets: £12

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June Thursday 20th - Friday 21st at 7.30pm, Matinée Thursday at 2.00pm

As We Forgive Those

       by  Andrew Smith

Colchester Insitute Performing Arts

As We Forgive Those tells the story of two estranged sisters, Alex and Sophie, who meet again in unusual circumstances. Gradually, their tentative reconciliation is threatened when Jen, Sophie's roommate and friend, shakes Sophie with a revelation about Alex that leaves her - and the audience - reeling. Written in 2011, it's a sharp, terse and darkly comic play that explores the pain of the past, the struggles of the present, and our hopes for a better future. Advised for ages 14+, due to adult themes and some strong language.

Tickets: £6, £3 (OAP, FTS, under 16's)

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June Saturday 29th at 7pm

The Twits

       by  Roald Dahl

Theatricool Acting School

Theatricool Acting School present their first ever show! The Twits is about the misadventures of two terrible old people who enjoy playing nasty tricks and are finally outwitted by a family of monkeys. Meet these revolting humans in a series of short plays adapted from Roald Dahl's famous children's book.

Tickets: £10, £8 (OAP, FTS, under 16's, disabled)

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July Wednesday 17th - Saturday 20th at 7.45 Saturday Matin&#e 2.30pm

Bedroom Farce

       by  Alan Ayckbourn

Headgate Theatre Productions

Four couples - three bedrooms! Alan Ayckbourn's clever uses of time and space makes this an intricate and sophisticated comedy. Trevor and Susannah are trying to salvage their marriage, but their problems spill over into those closest to them. Beds, tempers and routines are all ruffled as they try to sort things out!

Tickets: £13, £12 (OAP, FTS, under 16's)

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September Friday 6th - Saturday 7th at 7.30pm

Sense and Sensibility

       by  Jane Austen

DOT Productions

The Dashwood sisters have very different approaches to their love lives. Elinor has much more sense, but Marianne has a great deal of sensibility. With its heroes, heartbreak, debonair villains and a dashing duel, this adaptation will have you falling in love with Jane Austen's classic novel. A cast of five actors and DOT's renowned comedic style make this comedy of manners a production not to be missed.

Tickets: £13