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Spring Season 2018 - at a glance

Jan

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The Cemetery Club
15th - 20th January
Author
Ivan Menchall
Cast
Jane O'Keeffe, Nicola Bache, Sue Hingley, Dawn Bell, Mike Keir
Director
Judith Carruthers
Genre
Dramatic Comedy
Synopsis
In this wonderful play, full of New York Jewish humour, Ivan Menchell takes us on a trip through the poignant memories of Ida, Lucille and Doris who meet once a month for tea before going to visit their husbands’ graves.

Feb

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The Edge of Darkness
12th - 17th February
Author
Brian Clemens
Cast
Eddie Collins, Amsel Lazarus, Chris Corbett, Charlie Gow, Becci Dixon, Louise Wright
Director
Annett Pecher
Genre
Drama
Synopsis
Emma went missing years ago. Max and Laura Cranwell claim her as their daughter but who is she?

Emma tries to piece her life back together but there are many questions to be answered.

Mar

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Charlie's Trousers
19th - 24th March
Author
Alan Plater
Cast
Richie Hamilton, Sean Turner, Grace Ridley, Sandra Bones
Director
Jim Scott
Genre
Comedy
Synopsis
It is nearly midnight in a Tyneside art gallery and all should be peaceful and quiet. The security guard, Kev, is surprised when he finds his old friend, Nev, in the gallery and there is something mysterious about the large packing case that was recently delivered..

What follows is a play full of wit, local references and fun.

Apr

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The Railway Children
23rd - 28th April
Author
by Mike Kenny adapted from E Nesbit
Cast
TBA
Director
Janet Wind
Genre
Drama
Synopsis
The heart – warming story of the Waterbury children who have to face up to a huge upheaval in their lives when their father is taken away from the family.

This faithful adaptation of the novel will be loved by adults and children alike. A true family favourite.

Jun

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No Dinner for Sinners
11th - 16th June
Author
Edward Taylor
Cast
TBA
Director
Marie Dawson
Genre
Comedy
Synopsis
Jim Watt runs the London office of a stock exchange firm and lives with his girlfriend Helen. No problem you would think. However Jim’s boss and his wife are coming for dinner and don’t approve of unmarried couples living together.

Chaos ensues as Jim tries to save face and solve the problem of finding a wife.

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Spring Season 2018


19th - 24th March 2018

 

 

Charlie’s Trousers

 

by Alan Plater

 

It is nearly midnight in a Tyneside art gallery and all should be peaceful and quiet. The security guard, Kev, is surprised when he finds his old friend, Nev, in the gallery and there is something mysterious about the large packing case that was recently delivered.

 

What follows is a play full of wit, local references and fun.

23rd – 28th April 2018

 

The Railway Children

 

by Mike Kenny adapted from E Nesbit

 

The heart – warming story of the Waterbury children who have to face up to a huge upheaval in their lives when their father is taken away from the family.

 

This faithful adaptation of the novel will be loved by adults and children alike. A true family favourite.

11th - 16th June 2018

 

No Dinner For Sinners

 

by Edward Taylor

 

Jim Watt runs the London office of a stock exchange firm and lives with his girlfriend Helen. No problem you would think. However Jim’s boss and his wife are coming for dinner and don’t approve of unmarried couples living together.

 

Chaos ensues as Jim tries to save face and solve the problem of finding a wife.



Autumn Season 2018


16th - 21st July 2018

 

Go Back For Murder

 

by Agatha Christie

 

Carla has received a message from beyond the grave suggesting that her mother, who died in prison after being found guilty of killing her husband, was wrongly convicted.

 

She sets out to clear her mother’s name by bringing together all those present on the day of her father’s death to relive what happened.

3rd - 8th September 2018

 

 

Revenge

 

by Robin Hawdon

An amateur production presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited
 

Bill Crayshaw MP is a man of great wealth and influence. One evening an attractive woman arrives at his door questioning how he acquired such a position, but is she all that she seems?

 

This exciting drama will lead you along a winding path of intrigue and deception.