Talk

Talk

Set in 1854 in the criminal wing of Bethlem Hospital for the Insane and being about the birth of psychotherapy, you would be forgiven for assuming this play will be heavy going. 

Hysteria by Terry Johnson

Hysteria by Terry Johnson

Sigmund Freud meets Salvador Dali, and the result is comedy chaos. The serious world of real life and death, the world of art, science and the human mind is swept up in the crazy world of theatrical farce… 

Fast Forward Flashback - 1960s

Fast Forward Flashback - 1960s

Swing into the 60s as FF Flashback returns! Get interactive with our deluxe photo-booth and walkabout performers. Style up at our retro hair and beauty salon and shimmy through a dance lesson before strutting your stuff to rock, soul and motown with live band Compulsive Behaviour and DJ Steffee… 

Pickwick and Weller

Pickwick and Weller

Samuel Pickwick is a warm hearted and well meaning man of advancing years, despit his age, still something of an innocent. As he sets forth on his adventures into the wider world he is easy pickings for rogues such as Alfred Jingle and the rascally lawyers, Dodson and Fogg… 

The Father

The Father

Florian Zeller’s The Father is a play that tells a common enough family story: an elderly father, Andre (Michael Bulman), needs increasing levels of care and his daughter Anne (Lyn Snowdon) tries to balance his needs with the demands of her life and her relationship with Pierre (Mark Lester)… 

The Father

The Father

The Father is about Andre, a man with dementia, wrestling to control or even understand his daily life. It is an acute, funny and ultimately distressing portrait of the condition. The audience shares Andre’s uncertainty about his multiple confusions… 

The Language Archive

The Language Archive

We have all been through frustrating moments of not being able to find the right words at the right time. For George and his wife Mary, this problem is seeing their marriage disintegrate… 

Be My Baby

Be My Baby

1964, Mary Adams, unmarried and seven months pregnant, is forcibly sent to a Mother and Baby Home by a mother, intent on keeping up appearances. Mary, along with other girls in the home, has to cope with both the shame and the dawning realisation that she will have to give up the baby for adoption… 

Be My Baby

Be My Baby

Set in a Mother and Baby Home in December 1964, Be My Baby follows Mary Adams who is unmarried and seven months pregnant. Forcibly sent there by a mother intent on keeping up appearances, Mary, along with other girls in the home, has to cope with both the shame and the dawning realisation that she will have to give up the baby for adoption… 

Orphans

Orphans

While threat and menace pervade the neighbourhood, Danny and Helen keep their heads down and their mouths shut. The moment Orphans begins, though, Helen’s brother stands in their flat, dripping with blood… But whose is it? And what is Liam hiding? Never free from an encroaching sense of dystopia, Orphans is arguably more relevant today than ever… 

Happy Now?

Happy Now?

A blisteringly truthful and darkly comic take on contemporary life and how to survive it. A chance encounter at a conference hotel plays upon senior marketing executive Kitty’s mind as she struggles to balance personal freedom with family life, fidelity and a testing job in this wise, witty and observant take on the idea of women ‘having it all\'... 

1984

1984

In George Orwell's 1984, people live under ignorant oppression in Oceania, a place where the Party scrutinises human actions with the ever-watchful eye of Big Brother. Defying a ban on individuality, Winston Smith dares to express his thoughts in a diary and pursue a relationship with the mysterious Julia... 

Lulu

Lulu

Scott Roberts’ adaptation of Wedekind’s Pandora’s Box and Earth Spirit has resulted in Lulu. The title character is a woman controlled and manipulated by the men she encounters throughout her life who ultimately destroy her... 

Broken Glass by Arthur Miller

Broken Glass by Arthur Miller

Written when he was nearly 70 years old, Arthur Miller's Broken Glass, had been in his mind's development ever since his marriage to Marilyn Monroe ended shortly before her death in 1962... 

Parlour Song by Jez Butterworth

Parlour Song by Jez Butterworth

Demolition expert Ned and his wife of eleven years live in a nice new house on a nice new estate. He loves his job, BBQs, car-boot sales. Outwardly his life is entirely unremarkable, like his friend and neighbour, Dale... 

Not About Heroes by Stephen MacDonald

Not About Heroes by Stephen MacDonald

Wilfred Owen was sent to Craiglockhart Hospital for ‘Nervous Disorders’ in June 1917. There he met Siegfried Sassoon, an established poet. Gradually a relationship developed between the two; not only a strong bond of affection but an inspiration for Owen to write his greatest poems... 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

If rock musicals fronted by nearly-transgender, furiously lamenting drama queens are your thing, then this is definitely the show for you and if they aren’t, I highly recommend seeing it anyway... 

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

Hedwig and the Angry Inch has a cult following. I know, since I consider myself part of that clan. Since first seeing the show in Edinburgh nearly a decade ago, it’s one I seek out when productions are announced...