A Bunch of Amateurs


Fading Hollywood star Jefferson Steele hopes to give his career a boost by appearing in King Lear at Stratford. However, he discovers, to his horror, that this Stratford is not the birthplace of the bard, but a sleepy Suffolk village. His monstrous ego, vanity and insecurity are tested to the limit by the enthusiastic amdram thespians, and, as his career implodes, he discovers some truths about himself. Performance begins at 7.30pm


84, Charing Cross Road


This delightful play is a dramatisation of letters between Helene Hanff, a struggling New York writer and Frank Doel, manager of Marks & Co., an antiquarian bookshop in London, and the friendship that builds over a 20 year period between 1949 and 1969, during which time Helene shows her gratitude by sending “care packages” to the staff. Performance begins at 7.30pm


Great Expectations


An interesting adaptation of the famous classic Dickens story – narrated by the adult Pip. The entire story and all the well known characters are here, Miss Haversham, Estella, Magwich, Joe and Herbert. Childhood events are recalled but are played out by the adults. Performance begins at 7.30pm


Nobody's Fool


This is the sequel to Nobody’s Perfect in which statistician Lenny won an all womens writing competition as Myrtle Banbury. He now has the problem of conducting a TV interview without having to appear in drag. Just when the situation seems to be brilliantly under control his ex wife, Fran turns up to throw a spanner in the works. Performance begins at 7.30pm


Saving Jason


Trevor and Linda are at their wits end with their rebellious son Jason and his lifestyle of raves, booze and ecstasy tablets, so they stage his funeral, convinced that when faced with his own mortality, he will mend his ways. Aunt Angela and Uncle Derek join in the charade but soon voices are raised and too much alcohol is drunk and the whole scenario descends into chaos. Performance begins at 7.30pm


The Dresser


Sir, the last of the dying breed of actor-managers, is in a very bad way tonight. His dresser, Norman, with a Herculean effort gets him on to the stage even though he is having trouble remembering who and where he is let alone his lines. Against all odds he makes it through the performance but the effort take its toll. Performance begins at 7.30pm


Ben Hur


The epic tale of prince > merchant > galley slave > champion charioteer, Ben Hur, together with senators, soldiers, nubile dancing girls and biblical characters is condensed so that it can be performed by 4 actors – as was his (Patrick Barlow’s) 39 Steps – so you know what to expect. Performance begins at 7.30pm