Forthcoming shows

The Perfect Murder - 15 January - 20 January

(performances 7.30pm - 20 January 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm)

By Peter James, Directed by Jill Pettigrew

(A TOADS season production)

 

Victor Smiley and his wife Joan have been married for nearly 20 years. Victor secretly loathes Joan but is distracted by his regular visits to his favourite prostitute Kamila. Joan is bored by Victor and his constant snoring drives her mad. Victor decides there is only one way to get Joan out of his life forever, but he’s about to get a nasty surprise; he’s not the only one with murder on his mind.

Coward at Sea - 21 January

(performance 7.30pm)

Presented by Michael Lunts, by permission of the estate of Noel Coward

 

"Coward at Sea" is a nautical musical comedy featuring, for the fi rst time on stage, Noël Coward’s "P&O 1930". This is a rare opportunity to sample another side of The Master’s lyrical genius, his light verse and in particular this wonderful “drama in verse”, set alongside music from the period by Coward and his contemporaries.

Around the World in 80 Days - 21 February to 24 February

(performances 7.30pm)

By Laura Eason, based on the novel by Jules Verne

(A Tadpoles' youth group production)

 

Phileas Fogg is a rich British gentleman living in solitude. Despite his wealth he lives frugally with little social life except his membership to The Reform Club. One day at the club, Fogg accepts a wager for £20,000 from his fellow club members, to travel the world in 80 days accompanied by his valet Passepartout.

Sleuth - 19 March to 24 March

(performances 7.30pm - 24 March 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm)

By Anthony Shaffer, Directed by Anna Reynolds

(A TOADS season production)

 

Andrew Wyke is a mystery writer whose house reflects his obsession with game playing. He lures his wife’s lover, Milo Trindle, to the house and convinces him to stage a robbery of his wife’s jewellery. A proposal that sets off a chain of events where it’s not clear where Wyke’s imagination ends and reality begins.

Steel Magnolias - 16 April to 21 April

(performances 7.30pm - 21 April 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm)

By Robert Harling, Directed by Helen Gould

(A TOADS season production)

 

Set in a beauty parlour in Louisianna, 6 ladies face life’s toughest challenges: the gamut of friendship, marriage, birth and death. They engage in small town gossip but we see a deep strength of emotion when one of the group faces a trauma that affects them all.

Tons of Money - 14 May to 19 May

(performances 7.30pm - 19 May 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm)

Revised by Alan Ayckbourn, originally by Will Evans & Arthur Valentine, Directed by Andrew Bell

(A TOADS season production)

 

An unsuccessful inventor has inherited the life interest in a fortune which reverts to his cousin George Maitland on his death. Unfortunately the inventor has accrued enormous debts and, as cousin George is thought to have died abroad, the inventor has the idea of ‘dying’ so he can resurrect himself as his cousin thus avoiding paying his debts. Inevitably complications arise!

Rough Justice - 11 June to 16 June

(performances 7.30pm - 16 June 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm)

By Terence Frisby, Directed by Stephanie Austin

(A TOADS season production)

 

James Highwood, host of a popular TV programme called ‘British Justice’, is on trial accused of murdering his mentally disabled child. Highwood refuses legal representation and conducts his own defence, admitting responsibility but pleading manslaughter. The question is: did Highland actually kill his child after all?