Forthcoming shows

Separate Tables - 6 June to 11 June

By Terence Rattigan

Directed by Anna Reynolds

(A TOADS season production)

 

(NEW for this season - 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm evening performances on the Saturday)

 

In Table by the Window, a down-at-the-heels journalist is confronted by his ex-wife, a former model who provoked him to the violent act that sent him to prison, destroying his future. Still in love, they nevertheless go through another terrible scene and it is the hotel manager, Miss Cooper, who helps repair their broken lives. In Table Number Seven, a 'self-made' army colonel without any true background and education to which he lays claim, finds solace with a spinster over the objections of her ruthless, domineering mother. When a sordid scandal threatens to drive them apart, Miss Cooper again comes to the rescue.

Peter Gill Swinging Summer Jazz Evening - 17 June

(Tickets £14)

 

A swinging summer evening with Peter Gill and his band. Sensational boogie woogie, ratpack classics and summer favourites.

Anita & Jess Conrad - 18 June

(Tickets £15)

 

With careers spanning over 50 years, this promises to be a wonderful cocktail of anecdotes, song, glitz, chat and humour. Anita's career started at 15 years old when she was whisked away to Las Vegas to appear in a top revue. Returning to the UK she went on to work with The Cliff Adams Singers, appear in two Carry On films, grace the top of the pop charts, become a pantomime legend, star in Cats in the West End and feature in 7 Royal Command Performances. Jess Conrad, renowned cabaret performer, is one of the UK's most enduring and endearing stars of stage, film and television.

Side by Side by Sondheim - 19 June

(Tickets £12, 10+ group £10)

 

Joe McNulty, Julia Green and Penny Daw have been performing for over 30 years in the area and have worked on numerous collaborations either as directors or performers in that time. Last year they formed their own Theatre company and are delighted to perform this first production to launch Out of The Box productions. Stephen Sondheim’s work will be familiar to you and this production features songs from his musicals Follies, West Side Story, Company, Gypsy, A little Night Music, and many more top musical hits.

Pirates of Penzance - 4 July to 9 July

By Gilbert and Sullivan

(Torbay G&S Society)

(Tickets £13/£12/£5)

 

This enduring G&S masterpiece tells the story of a bunch of fairly inept pirates in the depths of Cornwall and their brush with equally incompetent custodians of the law. This, together with a highly confused hero and a bevy of love struck ladies, makes for a highly entertaining and amusing opera. With Sullivan's fine music and Gilbert's witty dialogue this is a show we guarantee you will enjoy. Very suitable for the whole family.

SEASON 2016/17 - Booking from 1st July 2016

(Theatre Club members can book now)

One Man Two Guvnors - 1 August to 13 August

(performances 7.30pm - 13 August 2.30pm matinee & 7.30pm)

By Richard Bean

Directed by Anna Reynolds

(A TOADS season production)

 

TOADS proudly presents the Torbay Premier of “the most hilarious comic evening in the theatre since Noises Off “ (The Stage).


Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, an East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel, posing as her own dead brother, who has been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Described by The Guardian as “a riotous farce and one of the funniest productions in the National Theatre’s history”, this is a must-see, theatrical event.

A Murder is Announced - 5 September to 17 September

(performances 7.30pm - 17 September 2.30pm matinee & 7.30pm)

By Agatha Christie

Directed by Alec Stokes

(A TOADS season production)

 

An announcement in the local newspaper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock’s Victorian house. The victim is not one of the house’s several occupants, but an unexpected and unknown visitor. What follows is a classic Christie puzzle of mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death, a determined Inspector grimly following the twists and turns, and Miss Marple on hand to provide the fi nal solution at some risk to herself in a dramatic confrontation just before the fi nal curtain.

Move Over Mrs Markham - 10 October to 15 October

(performances 7.30pm - 15 October 2.30pm matinee & 7.30pm)

By Ray Cooney

Directed by Alan Tanner

(A TOADS season production)

 

Farcical situations where three people borrow a friend’s flat all unbeknown to the other resulting in three couples converging on the apartment expecting to find it empty; chaos and confusion ensue.

AJ's Big Band & Vocalist - 16 October

(performance 7.30pm - tickets £15.50/£14.50)

 

The highly acclaimed 17 piece, now into its 33rd year, makes a welcome return to the Little Theatre, Torquay, with another exciting programme of feel-good classics which takes a nostalgic musical journey back to the golden age of swing. With a special tribute to the fabulous Ella Fitzgerald from the band’s stunning vocalist Paula Mitchell, this is an unmissable show. As usual the band is led by saxophonist Ken Parr and features some of the leading musicians in the West Country.

“Brilliant music making” Somerset Gazette

Macbeth - 7 November to 12 November

(performances 7.30pm - 12 November 2.30pm matinee & 7.30pm)

By William Shakespeare

Directed by Maggie Campbell

(A TOADS season production)

 

This production celebrates the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. It is a new adaption of his classic tale of treachery, murder and witchcraft and is presented in collaboration with South Devon College Performance and Production students.

Young People's Shakespeare Project - 20 November

(performance 7.30pm - tickets £5)

Organised by Maggie Campbell

 

Members of local youth theatre groups present their own versions of the work of the Bard. Original, imaginative and entertaining.

A Christmas Carol - 12 December to 17 December

(performances 7.30pm - 17 December 2.30pm matinee & 7.30pm)

By Charles Dickens, adapted by Neil Duffield

Directed by Helen Gould

(A TOADS season production)

 

A well known play that centres around Ebenezer Scrooge and his clerk Bob Cratchit. Scrooge refuses to spend any money and receives a visit from the ghost of his ex partner Jacob Marley who chastises him for being, well, such a scrooge! There follows visitations of other ghosts all serving to show Scrooge the error of his ways. A happy ending!