Lord Arthur Savile's Crime
by Oscar Wilde, adapted by Constance Cox
20 to 29 September 2018
Oscar Wilde’s short story has been amusingly brought to the stage in Constance Cox’s witty adaptation. Fashionable young man-about-town, Lord Arthur Savile, has not a care in the world except for the planning of his wedding to the lovely Sybil Merton. And then the fortune-telling Mr Podgers disrupts his life by informing him that he is destined to murder someone. Can he really marry Sybil before he commits this crime? Can a victim be found before the wedding day? Who can he possibly ‘do in’? Can he get away with it?
by Florian Zeller, translated by Christopher Hampton
25 October to 3 November 2018
This play by French playwright Florian Zeller premiered in September 2012 and won the 2014 Molière Award for Best Play. Translated into English by Christopher Hampton, the play gained widespread critical acclaim when it premiered as The Father at Bath’s Theatre Royal in 2014, followed by two runs in the West End. It starred Kenneth Cranham in the lead role, winning him the 2016 Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Play.
Andre is a man facing persecution from all sides. First some girl, a “helper” - whom he doesn’t need at all - steals his favourite watch. Then his daughter Anne tries to take his flat away and Anne’s husband (or lover) Pierre, is not at all sympathetic. To top it off, strangers keep entering Andre’s flat, telling him that they are his friends and family. However aged he may be, Andre knows that he is a powerful man, a man of authority. After all, he still has all his faculties... doesn’t he?
A darkly humorous and deeply poignant play, The Father is a tragi-comic mystery, and an unsentimental, emotionally intense look at the world through the eyes of a man experiencing memory loss.
A Christmas Carol
by Charles Dickens, adated by Neil Bartlett
29 November to 8 December 2018
"Oh, but he was a squeezing, wrenching, scraping, grasping kind of a Scrooge; a clutching, covetous old sinner..." Using only Charles Dickens' extraordinary words and a chameleon ensemble of eight actors, Neil Bartlett's A Christmas Carol is a bold theatrical reimagining of a classic Christmas story. This stage version was adapted for the festive season of 2002-3, and played to full houses and critical acclaim at both the Lyric Hammersmith, London, and the Citizens' Theatre, Glasgow.