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Autumn Season 2017 - at a glance

Jul

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Making Waves
10th - 15th July 2017
Author
Stephen Clark
Cast
Nicola Dent,Grace Ridley,Melissa Palmer,Aaron Martin,Trevor Whaley,Dan Wilde
Director
Judith Carruthers
Genre
Drama
Synopsis
Mike, father of the Tanner family, is the coxswain of the Tynemouth Lifeboat. The demands of his job take priority over the needs of his family. But he's a hero. What can they do?

Lyricist and playwright Stephen Clark has constructed a tense family drama from the brave men who go to sea to save others but whose families must bear the consequences.

A beautiful play with interesting times and comical moments.

Sep

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'Allo 'Allo
3rd - 9th September
Author
Jeremy Lloyd & David Croft
Cast
TBA
Director
Jo Rendall
Genre
Comedy
Synopsis
Listen very carefully, I will write this only once. A slightly more light-hearted take on World War II will include the dodgiest French and German accents you have ever heard.

René, Edith, and the bar staff await your orders, as long as the Germans have not drunk the place dry first.

Oct

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Time of My Life
9th - 14th October
Author
Alan Ayckbourn
Cast
Chris Bache, Judith Carruthers, Melissa Palmer, Michael Connolly, Cathy Williams, Phil Alexanders, Eva Chatzaki, Nick Tennant
Director
Janet Wind
Genre
Drama
Synopsis
We meet the Stratton Family as they celebrate Laura's fifty fourth birthday. This should be a happy occasion but, in true Ayckbourn style, all is not what it seems.

Secrets are revealed, time shifts forwards and backwards, and relationships are tested.

Nov

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The Prisoner's Friend
6th - 11th November
Author
Peter Drake
Cast
TBA
Director
Louise Wright
Genre
Drama
Synopsis
It is 1914. The First World War is raging in the trenches. We see the effects of this war on the soldiers and the response of the authorities as the soldiers try to cope with the battles.

Dec

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Frankenstein
11th - 16th December
Author
Tim Kelly adapted from novel by Mary Shelly
Cast
TBA
Director
Marian Walker
Genre
Drama
Synopsis
Victor Frankenstein has created a 'creature' made up from the pieces of the dead. He realises he has made a mistake and retreats to his Swiss chateau to lie low.

The creature tracks him down and makes it clear he is lonely and wants a wife.

Will Frankenstein dare?

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Autumn Season 2017


9th - 14th October

2017

 

Time of My Life

 

by Alan Ayckbourn

 

We meet the Stratton Family as they celebrate Laura's fifty fourth birthday. This should be a happy occasion but, in true Ayckbourn style, all is not what it seems.

Secrets are revealed, time shifts forwards and backwards, and relationships are tested.

6th - 11th November

2017

 

The Prisoner's Friend

 

by Peter Drake

 

It is 1914. The First World War is raging in the trenches. We see the effects of this war on the soldiers and the response of the authorities as the soldiers try to cope with the battles.

11th - 16th December 2017

 

Frankenstein

 

Adapted by Tim Kelly

 

Victor Frankenstein has created a 'creature' made up from the pieces of the dead. He realises he has made a mistake and retreats to his Swiss chateau to lie low.

The creature tracks him down and makes it clear he is lonely and wants a wife.

Will Frankenstein dare?