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Matchbox Theatre present...

Inspector Drake and the Perfekt Crime

23 June 2017 - 24 June 2017

Matchbox theatre present an amature production.
When a genius commits a murder, the plan is perfect.
But is it fool proof?
The legendary Inspector Drake is back, to face his greatest ever challenge, as he attempts to unravel a plot with more twists in it than, well, a really twisty thing.

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The WEA present...

Calendar Girls by the Diverse Theatre Company

26 June 2017

When Annie's husband John dies of leukemia, she and best friend Chris resolve to raise money for a new settee in the local hospital waiting room. They manage to persuade fellow WI members to pose nude with them for an "alternative" calendar, with a little help from hospital porter and amateur photographer, Lawrence.

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Art with Heart present...


29 June 2017

Instinctive, curious, bold and bouncy; Sarah is a mighty proud square peg, which wouldn’t be such a problem if the hole wasn’t so damn round.

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Washington Youth Theatre present...

The Shadow

08 July 2017

A mad cap comedy devised by the group and written by Neil Armstrong.  James Bond meets Monty Python in this anarchic comedy for all the family.  Can ace British spy The Shadow defeat the evil genius Blue Dude in his attempt to take over the world with his mind-controlling tacos.

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Washington Theatre Group present...

Ten Times Two The Eternal Courtship

27 July 2017 - 29 July 2017

An amateur production presented by Washington Theatre Group.
Ten Times Two The Eternal Courtship by David Belke
An epic romantic comedy. 

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Cranked Anvil present...

Cornered by Jeff Brown / Wise Men Say by Paul Dunn

14 September 2017

A double-bill of plays about Sunderland AFC
Cornered by Jeff Brown
On 24th of March 1985, a dream comes true for a young football player from Sunderland.  Just 18 years old, Dave Corner runs out onto the hallowed Wembley turf, to play in a cup final for his beloved home team. Less than 90 minutes later, a slip up on the pitch turns the dream into his worst nightmare – from which his pride, his physical safety, and ultimately his career, never recovers.

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Most Wanted in association with LittleMighty present...

Life by the Throat

12 October 2017

A celebration of the men Eve Steele has known, loved and wanted to punch in the face.
Life-long thief James Joseph Patrick Keogh is a force to be reckoned with. This is the story of his extraordinary journey, from the womb to the tomb - written and performed by a woman.

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Mad Alice Theatre Company present...

She Wins All The Races- A Tragicomedy with Biscuits

19 October 2017

Set in the 1970’s this brand new show is about an intelligent, happy little girl Belinda, who loves life, her two brothers and stealing The Priest’s biscuits with her best friend Angela. But her brothers are not walking properly and when she opens ‘the drawer she must never open’ her world is cataclysmically blown apart…..

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02 November 2017

by Sian Armstrong
Stupid tells the journey of one woman’s attempt to find a formula that will fix her world. Expect humour, spoken word, colourful projection, live drawing and some light bulb moments of clarity.

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Dyad Productions present...

Jane Eyre: An Autobiography

09 November 2017

From the creators of Dalloway, Austen’s Women, I, Elizabeth, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe and Christmas Gothic…
Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation.  Told through Jane’s eyes, English literature’s most celebrated autobiographical novel shocked the Victorians, and Charlotte Brontë’s gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance is now distilled for the stage – under its full title – by writer/director Elton Townend Jones.  Performer Rebecca Vaughan embodies everywoman Jane – and several other characters – in this intimate study of love’s realities.

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Welcome to Paradise

30 November 2017

Strap in for the Captain and Raoul’s playfully anarchic rollercoaster to the darkest corners of the grotto where the mold festers under the tree. 

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Lilly and the Snowbear

06 December 2017 - 10 December 2017

A glittering, snowy tale about a little lost bear and a brave little girl
Lily lives with Grandpa in a pretty little cottage somewhere in the countryside. There are just two more sleeps until Christmas and it’s snowing already!

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Adam Z. Robinson in association with LittleMighty present...

The Book of Darkness and Light

14 December 2017

Legend has it that many years ago a book of terrifying tales was found. Now, you are invited to discover the secrets of The Book of Darkness & Light… If you dare!

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