Bless St Jude and his Players for bringing this charming, humane and funny play to the stage
Jeffery Archer’s first play begins as a courtroom drama, but develops into much more.
Andrew Bovell’s play follows the (mis) fortunes and emotional ties and tangles between members of the Price family living in Hallett Cove.
Produced on Broadway in 1965 this musical, by Dale Wasserman is based on the writings of Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616), with music by Mitch Leigh and lyrics by Joe Darion
The over arching theme of memory is used to highlight the conflict between the three sisters who are gathered for their mother’s funeral. No-one’s memory is the same, even to having doubts about whose memory is whose. These sisters are very different from each other and are dealing with their loss in a personal way.
Set in a dilapidated Victorian three-storey country house, reputedly a former bordello and said to be haunted by a deceased prostitute, Alan Ayckbourn's 'Taking Steps' follows six characters in the course of one hectic night and morning, with continual running up and down stairs and in and out of rooms.
The lilt of Oscar Wilde’s elegant language, meticulously chosen to delight, provoke and entertain, helps to confect a figgy pudding of fun crammed with bons mots, epigrams and wicked satire.
The ever-reliable St Jude’s have chosen a recent Neil Simon as their latest offering. Unlike the standard, Simon canon, this piece is gently sentimental and quietly humorous
Andrew Bovell’s very complex plot peels back through the generations of one family and the emotional baggage they pass down from generation to generation.
Soulmates' is a humorous, playful and emotional play delving into the literary world debate over commercial literature versus artistic literature.
Bill, escaping his former life hides in his remote house/book shop, caring for his ageing father. Diane is stranded in a blizzard. Add a mechanic and his wife, and a mysterious Polar Bear.
In this Alan Ayckbourn comedy, failure is the name of the game for the the useless Chalke family and now, to top it off, one of them is going to be murdered...
Young, handsome, somewhat naive Guy Jones joins the Pendon Amateur Light Operatic Society and quickly finds himself moving up the theatrical ladder when two of the ladies take a fancy to him.
St. Jude’s Players have every right to be proud of what is being presented, and they deserve full houses every night. Make sure you get a ticket if you want to see some first class theatre.
This is a great little piece that cleverly reveals that a person’s motivations aren’t always as obvious as we assume.
John Patrick Shanley's multi-award winning drama is a study of perception and judgement when a nun accuses a priest of sexual misconduct with a child.
Shadowlands, written by William Nicholson and directed by Vicky Horwood, takes us into C.S. Lewis’ life, behind the stories of fantasy fiction, and into the the very moving and personal story of his befriending, then falling in love with American writer and poet, Joy Gresham.
All in all, it was easy to see why the house was full and the applause was enthusiastic. This production is lots of fun, but with depth and meaning, making it a good night out.
The play takes us back to the Thatcher era, a time of vast unemployment, especially in the industrial North of England.