Produced by double award winning Pennyworth Production, a double bill of ‘MOMENTS’ and ‘EMPTY BEDS’. Both productions explore modern loneliness, family and missed connections. These plays are funny, frank and touching in equal measure.
MOMENTS: Daniel and Ava are two strangers who at first glance have nothing in common. He’s 56, she’s 25. He’s a talker, she’s a listener. But after a series of chance (and awkward) encounters, it’s starting to look like they’re becoming… friends?
EMPTY BEDS: The Wyld sisters tend to avoid each other. Today they’re stuck on a train, en route to visit their brother for his birthday. In light of recent events, they’re determined to show a united front. But 250 miles into the journey, patience is wearing thin…
11 & 12 Feb
With slapstick, songs and a soft shoe shuffle, When You Fall Down tells Buster’s story from his first movie-making experience in 1917 to his signing by MGM in 1928.
We watch Buster as he films his iconic movies, following his personal and professional triumphs and trials; culminating in the most dangerous stunt of all.
Raleigh’s condemned, Shakespeare’s desperate and the Countess of Pembroke has a plan! It’s 1603, and a new play has been commissioned to seduce the King into a merciful mood. FOUL PAGES is a fruity farce is full of scandalous secrets, backstage betrayals and lusty liaisons. You think you know your Shakespeare? Think again!
2 & 9 March
Are you a playwright dying to have your new work read aloud? A new company searching for the next 5 star success? Or just interested in meeting like minded creatives? ‘Ink or Swim’ is a brand new play reading event designed to connect new and exciting theatre creatives and develop new writing.
Romance! Adventure! Murder! Aristocrat Eddie Spangler and valet Jeffrey must learn the meaning of these words and more in this new knockabout Edwardian comedy, fresh from a sell-out run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe. Delight in their capers, mix-ups, and the dead bodies left in their wake.
worth a flutter by Michael Head
1 - 19 May 7:45pm
In life love doesn’t always run to the form guide…
4/1 Matt the gambler with a dysfunctional brain, heart and penis. Might need more experience
9/5 F. Paige the bookies favourite who is as shallow as she is devious, an obvious choice
20/1 Helen the outsider, a few skeletons in the closet but has experience if past doesn’t haunt her
7/2 Sam suffering from a broken marriage and loss but might have enough to take the spoils, safe hands
WORTH A FLUTTER is a dark, hard hitting comedy that covers life, love and loss.
Newlyweds Adam & Eve are moving to the countryside, leaving the city behind for good. But when Adam is suspended from work, they’re forced to question how well they really know each other. Adam & Eve is a startling new play about trust, feminism and the nature of accusations from award-winning Royal Court Young Writer Tim Cook.