The Unexpected Guest
by Agatha Christie
19 to 28 September 2019
Lost in the fog, a stranger seeks refuge in a nearby house only to find a man shot dead and his wife standing over him with a smoking gun. But the woman’s dazed confession is anything but convincing and the unexpected guest decides to help. Remarkably, the police clues point to a man who died two years previously... but as the ghosts of a past wrong begin to emerge, a tangled web of lies reveals family secrets and chilling motives, where the real murderer turns out to be the greatest mystery of all...
Out of Order
by Ray Cooney
24 October to 2 November 2019
When Richard Willey, a government junior minister, plans to spend the evening with Jane Worthington, one of the opposition's typists, things go disastrously wrong. Add in a persistent hotel manager, a dead body which keeps turning up at inopportune moments, and a troublesome window frame, and you have all the elements of a classic farce.
The Railway Children
by E Nesbit adapted by Mike Kenny
28 November to 7 December 2019
Mike Kenny’s imaginative adaptation was first staged at the National Railway Museum in York, and then at London Waterloo. Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis have their affluent Edwardian lives turned upside down when their father is accused of espionage and taken away by police and dwindling finances force the family to move to a rural village in the North of England. After the initial culture shock, they soon befriend the locals. But with little money and nothing to do, the children spend their days waving at trains bound for London to “send their love to Father”. When a kindly old gentleman waves back, their fortunes begin to change...
by Jessica Swale
20 to 29 February 2020
1896. Girton College, Cambridge, the first college in Britain to admit women. The Girton girls study ferociously and match their male peers grade for grade, yet they are not allowed to graduate. Their male counterparts finish with degrees, while the girls leave with nothing but the stigma of being a 'blue stocking' - a highly educated but unmarriageable woman. Tess Moffat and her fellow first years are determined to win the right to graduate. But little do they anticipate the hurdles in their way: the distractions of love, the cruelty of the class divide, or the strength of the opposition who will do anything to stop them.