Daisy Pulls It Off
by Denise Deegan
10 to 19 January 2019
1927 – Daisy Meredith is the first scholarship girl taken from an elementary school to be granted access to the hallowed halls of the prestigious Grangewood School for Young Ladies. Enthusiastic and plucky to the last, Daisy finds herself struggling against unspeakable snobs Sybil Burlington and Monica Smithers, who concoct ghastly schemes to get her expelled. Ably assisted by her new best friend, madcap Trixie Martin, Daisy finds herself caught up in a series of irresistible adventures including the search for missing “Beaumont Treasure”. Can Daisy work out the mysterious clues and save the school from closure? What secrets does the enigmatic Mr Scoblowski hide? This side-splittingly funny spoof of English schoolgirl adventure novels is top notch!
Please note: theatrical haze will be used in this production
The Pitmen Painters
by Lee Hall
14 to 23 February 2019
When a group of coal miners begin evening classes with a Master of Painting from King’s College Newcastle, they want to learn about art: what’s good, what’s bad and what it all means. What started out as an unassuming evening class in Art Appreciation in the 1930s becomes one of the great stories of the century, as The Ashington Group’s paintings take the British art world by storm. Based on this true story, The Pitmen Painters is an inspiring, funny, feelgood play about ordinary people doing extraordinary things, and the magic that can be found in everyday life.
by Neil Simon
21 March to 30 March 2019
4 mini-plays from one of America’s greatest comic playwrights, all set in the same room of a London hotel. An inebriated Welsh writer who has a score to settle with his crooked business manager. A daughter who sends her widowed mother out on a date with a Scotsman on their last night in the city. A bittersweet reunion between divorcees Diana and Sidney. A couple who’ve misplaced their Wimbledon tickets and are having difficulties in giving up their room to a celebrity who needs it immediately.
by J B Priestley
25 April to 4 May 2019
At their stylish country retreat, Freda and Robert Caplan host a dinner party for their colleagues and friends, all executives at a transatlantic publishing company. Young, beautiful and successful they have the world at their feet. Then a cigarette box and an ill-considered remark spark off a relentless series of revelations and other, more dangerous secrets are painfully exposed. As the truth spills out about the suicide of Robert's clever, reckless brother, and the group's perfect lives begin to crumble, the cost of professional and social success becomes frighteningly plain.
Box Office opens for Members - 22 January; Public - 4 February
The God of Carnage
by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton
23 May to 1 June 2019
What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime? Boys will be boys, but the adults are usually worse – much worse. Christopher Hampton's translation of Yasmina Reza's sharp-edged play The God of Carnage premiered at the Gielgud Theatre, London, in March 2008.
Please note: This production runs for approximately 90 minutes without an interval and contains some strong language.
Box Office opens for Members - 26 February; Public - 11 March
A Little Night Music
by Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler
27 June to 6 July 2019
Sondheim's 1973 musical, based on the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, follows aging actress Desiree Armfeldt, her mother Madame Armfeldt, and a series of interwoven love affairs during one eventful weekend in the country. Famously includes the song Send In The Clowns.
Box Office opens for Members - 26 March; Public - 8 April