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Washington Theatre Group present...

Jack and the Beanstalk

12 January 2018 - 27 January 2018

Jack Trott needs your help!
He's only gone and said he'll try and defeat the greedy Giant Blunderbore and his evil henchman Fleshcreep to win the lovely Jill's hand in marriage! There's just one problem... he's not very bright and Fleshcreep is clever and cunning and has the poor villagers sending the giant their food and money all the time!

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Matchbox Theatre present...

Matchbox Theatre presents... Dirty Dusting

02 February 2018 - 03 February 2018

By Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood
Gladys’, Elsie and Olive are three cleaning ladies who are about to be ‘Put out to pasture’ by their over zealous office manager Dave.  Feeling that they have little chance of getting employment elsewhere the ladies have to boost their failing income. 

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Washington Youth Theatre present...

Murder on the Dance Floor

03 February 2018

A comedy murder mystery set in the roaring 1920’s.  Bonnie Langtry is a young actress trying to make it in the West End but a lot of West End leading ladies are being bumped off at an alarming rate of knots.  Will Bonny be the next victim?  Find out in this all singing, all dancing spectacular – devised by the group and written by Neil Armstrong.

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Barbara Priestman Academy Theatre Company present...

Want by Barney Norris

07 February 2018

Performed by Barbara Priestman Academy Theatre Company (BPATC) as part of National Theatre Connections
In 2016, the company were chosen out of over 500 others to bring their production of 'What are they Like?' by Lucinda Coxon to the National Theatre stage.  In 2018 they are premiering their new production 'Want' at Arts Centre Washington for one performance only.  

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Circled in the Radio Times

22 March 2018

The new storytelling show from John Osborne (creator of John Peel's Shed) about how finding an old collection of copies of the Radio Times leads to him piecing together the life of the previous owner, and looks at the changing nature of the way all of us watch television.

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The Pantaloons present...

War of the Worlds

06 April 2018

"No one would have believed in the last years of the nineteenth century that this world was being watched keenly and closely by intelligences greater than man's."

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Matchbox Theatre... A Bunch of Amateurs

13 April 2018 - 14 April 2018

By Nick Newman & Ian Hislop
An amateur production by Matchbox Theatre
Keen to boost his flagging career, fading Hollywood action hero Jefferson Steel arrives in England to play King Lear at Stratford only to find that this is not the birthplace of the Bard but some sleepy Suffolk village.  And instead of Kenneth Branagh and Dame Judie Dench, the cast are a bunch of amateurs trying to save their theatre from developers. Jefferson’s monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic am-dram thespians. As acting worlds collide and Jefferson career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself – along with his inner Lear! 

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Common Chorus in association with Little Mighty present...

If I Say Jump

19 April 2018

Jenny’s a vicar. But she’s got problems. Her creepy ex-husband keeps sending her flowers and won’t sign the divorce papers. The church hall is being renovated by a dodgy builder, who’s being investigated by the police. And her best friend Danny has turned up in the vestry with a gun.

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Jonny & the Baptists: The World is a Mess, Here are Some Songs

27 April 2018

It's very hard to tour topical material these days. For multi-award-nominated musical comedy stars Jonny & the Baptists, it's been a real nightmare. Every time they try to write something silly about the world, the world does something even sillier.

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Rhum and Clay Theatre Company and Kit Redstone present...

Testosterone

03 May 2018

What does it mean to be a man or a woman?
Is gender innate or is it nurtured?
Kit is in an amusing and unique position, having transitioned from female to male in his early thirties, he has experienced adult life on both sides of the gender fence, giving him the opportunity to notice what differences there are in how he is treated by society - what he gains and what he loses by becoming a man. However, his biggest challenge comes when he enters a male gym changing room for the first time and is confronted by masculinity in all its forms - the good, the bad and the ugly. What kind of man will he be when he finishes changing?

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Dyad Productions present...

Austen’s Women

23 May 2018

From the creators of Jane Eyre: An Autobiography comes another 5-star international hit.
Thirteen of Jane Austen’s heroines come to life in this bold revisiting of some of literature’s most celebrated works.  In this much-loved Edinburgh sell-out hit, using only Austen’s words, Rebecca Vaughan (Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Christmas Gothic, Dalloway, I, Elizabeth, Female Gothic) becomes Emma Woodhouse, Lizzy Bennet, Mrs Norris, Miss Bates and nine other beautifully observed women in critical moments from Austen’s major novels (including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility and Emma) and lesser known or unfinished works. Directed by Olivier Award winner, Guy Masterson (Morecambe). 

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Canny Craic Theatre Company present...

The Butcher’s Bill

22 June 2018

A drama, set in No Man's Land during World War1, the Butcher's Bill explores the world of three unlikely companions, thrown together by circumstances and fate.  

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