Ray Cooney is a legend of British comic theatre, from the mid 60’s to the mid 90’s there was always a Ray Cooney farce playing somewhere in London’s West End. Mr Cooney is 87 years old and still going strong proving the old adage laughter is the best medicine.
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.
"Pirates of Penzance" is one of the most famous and favoured of Gilbert & Sullivan's comic operas.
Go Back For Murder was adapted for the stage by Agatha Christie from the hugely successful novel Five Little Pigs, in which Hercule Poirot was the main character. In adapting the play, Christie changed the title and dropped Poirot completely from the story, replacing him with Justin Fogg, the handsome young lawyer.
The Therry Dramatic Society brings Richard Alfieri’s Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks to the Arts Theatre for their latest production.
This play is usually performed closer to the day it commemorates in April, but Therry Dramatic Society have decided to make it part of the celebrations of their 75th year. Written in 1958 it is a play of its time, set in the 50’s but showcasing many of the problems that still beset our society today.
Originally a 1942 film starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire, later developed as a stage musical by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge. It translates to the stage remarkably well.
A murder/mystery'comedy where the killer can change with each performance.
Charlotte Bronte's classic English novel, 'Jane Eyre' is brought to the stage by a dedicated cast in Therry's latest production.
In the capable hands of director Barry Hill, the fun comedy, 'My Friend Miss Flint' becomes another Therry Dramatic Society success.
Arthur Miller was without doubt one of the major writers of the 20th Century and amongst his best plays Death of a Salesman stands out as one of the best.
Therry’s production of Andrew Lippa’s musical version of 'Big Fish' follows the father-son story of a man whose tales are larger than life.
'The Philadelphia Story' has been delighting audiences since 1939 and its charm has not diminished.
The residents of Little Paddocks House are astonished by an advertisement in the local paper stating a murder will take place in the house at 6:30pm on Friday night.
James Goldman gives us familial insight into Henry II; Eleanor of Aquitaine; Prince John; Richard the Lionheart; Geoffrey, Count of Brittany; Alais Capet; and Philip of France.
The seventies saw the film 'The Goodbye Girl' by Neil Simon. The nineties saw the musical version hit the stage. Now, Therry presents this toe-tapper.
For seventeen years, two sugarcane cutters have journeyed to Melbourne to catch up with two women but this year things change as truths are revealed.
Based on the classic Louisa May Alcott novel set during and after the American Civil War, this is a musical adaptation with a heart that has been lacking in many musicals of late.
This is pleasant enough evening, and certainly one for the dedicated followers of the works of Agatha Christie.
This year is the Diamond Anniversary of Agatha Christie’s famous play, perhaps best known for the request at every performance not to tell anybody who committed the crime.