Written as a vehicle for the founders of the venerable Belvoir Street Theatre, Seventeen sees a group of teenagers, hanging out in a park, on their last day of school. Except that these teens are played by middle-aged actors.
J.B. Priestley’s old-fashioned drawing-room drama written in 1945 still packs a moral wallop. On the surface, it’s a static set, with a bunch of English upper middle-class people talking around the celebratory dining table. Dad and mum, daughter and son, together with the daughter’s new fiancé, cheerfully celebrate the engagement. A mysterious Inspector Goole knocks on their door and starts asking them all questions.
28 characters, 9 actors and Dave Simms directing – you know it’s going to be an action packed, fast moving adventure.
Following his successful 2017 season of Sense and Sensibility in garden locations, clever director Dave Simms (Blue Sky Theatre) this year re-imagines Sheridan’s 18th century comedy of manners in the exuberant primary colours and tabloid-fed rumour-mills of 1950’s London.
Usually considered the first of Shakespeare’s plays, 'The Two Gentlemen Of Verona' is often thought to be less well crafted, but this doesn't seem the case with this production.
When Megan Dansie directs Shakespeare something special happens. The setting of this piece at the end of WWII gives it depth and a darker side than it previously seemed to show.
The Meadowbrook Health Resort in up-state New York is about to reopen after the suicide of the former owner. Everything is looking good until the cook, celebrity chef Edith Chiles, is poisoned.