Whats On

30th November 2021 - 3rd December 2021

The Civic Players present “Don’t Dress for Dinner”

Ticket price: £10
Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It's foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? The Guardian wrote: "Hurtling along at the speed of light, Marc Camoletti's breathtaking farce is a near faultless piece of theatrical invention.
"Hurtling along at the speed of light, Marc Camoletti's breathtaking farce is a near faultless piece of theatrical invention". - The Guardian

Script Writer

Mark Camoletti and Robin Hawden

17th January 2022 - 22nd January 2022

Di and Viv and Rose

Ticket price: £12 Standard ~ £11 Concessions
DI AND VIV AND ROSE
By Amelia Bullmore

Di, Viv and Rose meet at University. Rose likes boys, Di likes girls, and Viv wears clothes from the 1950’s. They are young, hopeful and the best of friends. Together they can face the world through laughter and tears.
Di and Viv and Rose is a funny and thoughtful exploration of female friendship. It is neither sentimental nor nostalgic. It just feels real.
“Funny, universal and wise….it is a play that will last” – The Times

Director

Mark Payne

Script Writer

Amelia Bullmore

27th January 2022

NT Live – Leopoldstadt

Ticket price: £15
Tom Stoppard’s Olivier Award-winning new play Leopoldstadt is a passionate drama of love, family and endurance.

At the beginning of the 20th century, Leopoldstadt was the old, crowded Jewish quarter of Vienna, Austria. But Hermann Merz, a factory owner and baptised Jew now married to Catholic Gretl, has moved up in the world.

We follow his family’s story across half a century, passing through the convulsions of war, revolution, impoverishment, annexation by Nazi Germany and the Holocaust. A company of 40 actors represent each generation of the family in this epic, but intimate play.

Filmed live on stage in London’s West End, ‘Tom Stoppard’s masterpiece is magnificent’ (Independent) and should not be missed.

Director

Patrick Marber

Script Writer

Tom Stoppard

17th February 2022

NT Live – The Book of Dust – La Belle Sauvage

Ticket price: £15
Set twelve years before the epic His Dark Materials trilogy, this gripping adaptation revisits Philip Pullman’s fantastical world in which waters are rising and storms are brewing.
Two young people and their dæmons, with everything at stake, find themselves at the centre of a terrifying manhunt. In their care is a tiny child called Lyra Belacqua, and in that child lies the fate of the future. And as the waters rise around them, powerful adversaries conspire for mastery of Dust: salvation to some, the source of infinite corruption to others.
Eighteen years after his ground breaking production of His Dark Materials at the National Theatre, director Nicholas Hytner returns to Pullman’s parallel universe. Broadcast live from London’s Bridge Theatre.

Director

Nicholas Hytner

Script Writer

Philip Pullman, adapted by Bryony Lavery

14th March 2022 - 19th March 2022

Go Back for Murder

Ticket price: £12 Standard ~ £11 Concessions
After a wrongly convicted woman dies in prison, it is up to her daughter to recreate the scene of the crime and exonerate her memory.

Director

Rachel Butcher

Script Writer

Agatha Christie

24th March 2022

NT Live – Hex

Ticket price: £15
A vividly original retelling of Sleeping Beauty, a mythic, big-hearted new musical that goes beyond the waking kiss.
Deep in the wood, a lonely fairy longs for someone to bless. When she is summoned to the palace to help the princess sleep, her dream turns into a nightmare and her blessing becomes a curse. Soon, she is plunged into a frantic, hundred-year quest to somehow make everything right.
Rufus Norris directs Rosalie Craig (The Ferryman, Company) in this new musical filmed live on stage at the National Theatre, with music by Jim Fortune, book by Tanya Ronder.
Starts at 7pm - Doors from 6:30pm.

Director

Rufus Norris

Script Writer

Tanya Ronder

16th May 2022 - 21st May 2022

French Dressing

Ticket price: £12 Standard ~ £11 Concessions
Take a perfect little Parisian love-nest, the former Salon of a dressmaker; add a doctor with a ‘problem’, his long-suffering, suspicious wife, his overbearing, domineering mother-in-law, his seductive, alluring mistress, her formidable, fearsome husband, his flirtatious, seductive mistress, a foolish, foppish friend and an assortment of dis-satisfied, disgruntled ladies. Stir carefully with a sprinkling of mendacity, misunderstandings and mistaken identities and you have the perfect set of ingredients for Georges Feydeau’s classic farce ‘French Dressing’ newly translated and directed by John Crabtree.

Director

John Crabtree

Script Writer

Georges Feydeau