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THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN

Based on the bestselling novel by Paula Hawkins and DreamWorks film
Adapted by Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel

21 – 30 September 2023

Rachel Watson longs for a different life. Her only escape is the perfect couple she watches through the train window every day, happy and in love. Or so it appears. When Rachel learns that the woman she’s been secretly watching has suddenly disappeared, she finds herself as a witness and even a suspect in a thrilling mystery in which she will face bigger revelations than she could ever have anticipated.

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THE GOOD LIFE

Adapted by Jeremy Sams, based on the TV Series by John Esmonde & Bob Larbey

26 October – 4 November 2023

Forty is the excuse for many a midlife crisis drama, but none has proved as funny or as enduringly loveable as that of Tom Good who gives up his highly pressurised job to live off the land. Unfortunately for his upwardly mobile neighbours, Tom and his wife Barbara live in a semi in Surbiton so digging up their garden to grow their own fruit and veg and keep livestock is not seen as a desirable decision by Margo and Jerry Leadbetter.

Jeremy Sams' stage play, based on the hugely popular sitcom by John Esmonde and Bob Larbey, reunites the well-loved characters (not forgetting Geraldine the goat) as they get themselves into and out of scrapes – some old, some new, all hilarious. Tapping into issues that resonate now more than ever, The Good Life is a witty reimagining of a television classic, with a wellyful of laughs.

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THE REAL EDDIE SPENCER

by Keith Orton

30 November – 9 December 2023

When is the right time to tell the truth? In this brand new play, the sudden arrival of Eddie to his son’s home in Australia at Christmas, brings about a chain of events with a few surprises. Eddie is unwell and has a secret which he needs to tell before it’s too late. However, so much is standing in his way, including ghosts of his dead ex-wife and his partner. Will he be able to tell the truth and put things right before it is too late? Will decisions made in the past affect the present? This haunting story loosely based on A Christmas Carol, deals with adult themes and is funny, yet painfully moving, in equal measure.

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TREASURE ISLAND

Adapted by John Nicholson and La Navet Bete

11 – 20 January 2024

Fourteen-year-old Jim Hawkins is serving ale in The Admiral Benbow Inn – when suddenly the door slams open and in strides Billy Bones, the infamous pirate, to change Jim's life forever…

Soon, Jim finds himself on board The Jolly Todger and setting sail on the high seas. Alongside him, the crew includes Captain Birdseye, Black Dog, Blue Peter, the one-legged Long John Silver, and a parrot called Alexa – and their destination: a mysterious tropical paradise in the Caribbean named Treasure Island. Or Skeleton Island. Depends who you ask.

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MACBETH

By William Shakespeare

15 – 24 February 2024

Witches, prophecies, ghosts, the ruthless pursuit of power and a bloody trail of murders to achieve it – the “Scottish play” has it in bucket loads.

Are people as trustworthy and honest as they seem or are they really cowardly and evil? Macbeth starts the play as a hero, having just won a major battle for King Duncan. But when Macbeth is told he will become King of Scotland himself, it sparks his ruthless ambition. Egged on by his wife, Macbeth pursues a bloody path leading to murder and the threat of civil war.

Shakespeare's classic story of betrayal, ambition and the drift towards tyranny is still compellingly relevant and will be brought thrillingly to life in this contemporary production.