They said it was unachievable! They said it couldn’t be done! But now the greatest book ever penned is brought to the stage by a towering team of just four actors – turning Grove Park Theatre into one of the most authentic versions of Ancient Rome ever seen. Complete with STUNNING COMBAT, a 103% bona fide CHARIOT RACE, an authentic SEA BATTLE and a decadent and unexpurgated ROMAN ORGY (suitable for all ages).
Ben Hur is the epic set to stir your soul. Brought to you by the writer of the Olivier nominated A Christmas Carol and Olivier and Tony Award winning comedy The 39 Steps.
Come and watch the 50s Biblical Epic like you’ve never seen it before!
Join us in 2018 at Grove Park Theatre as we present two exceptional one-act plays where we remember the efforts of our veterans during World War I.
Hero by Michael J Lynch is set in 1916 in a British casualty clearing station. A young soldier has been brought to the hospital after being found critically wounded. The staff battle to make his final hours as comfortable as possible. News arrives of the soldier’s possible desertion and it soon becomes a case of should the Private be made to face the charges served or should he be able to die a hero?
Our Friends, The Enemy by Alex Gwyther is a one-man show set during the Christmas Day Truce of 1914. Join us on the Western Front where lights appear from the German trenches, ghosts rise from the horizon and soldiers meet between the firing lines.
What would you do with three magic wishes? Well why not use one to join us at Grove Park Theatre this holiday season as we invite you to the spectacular pantomime Aladdin and the Lamp. Meet Aladdin – a poor boy who is about to cross paths with destiny and go on the ride of his life where danger, excitement and hilarity await. Our story sees us in China where the evil Abanazar is hunting for the fabled Lamp; the owner of which will have access to all the magic in the world. But Abanazar can not do this alone and needs the help of a young brave man – enter Aladdin. Can Aladdin trust Abanazar? Will good save the day? And what exactly is in this Lamp?
All your favourite pantomime characters are there: the brash but “beautiful” Widow Twanky, the hapless and hilarious Wishy Washy…, even the Emperor of China makes an appearance! And, did I just see a Panda?
Come along to Grove Park Theatre and discover why our pantomimes have been beloved by Wrexham audiences for over 35 years! There’s going to be music, magic and merriment so book your ticket today and don’t miss out!
Entertaining Angels is a deceptively profound and comic play which focuses on Grace, a former clergy wife, who is enjoying her new-found freedom following the death of her husband, Bardolph. After spending a lifetime of being on her best behaviour she can now do and say exactly as she pleases.
Joining Grace in this latest stage of her life is her therapist daughter, Jo; her eccentric missionary sister, Ruth and Sarah the new female vicar with some very un-clergy-like credentials. As the action progresses, Grace faces some disturbing revelations and is forced to confront Bardolph’s ghost and the truth of their marriage.
Richard Everett’s clever, funny and touching play asks whether God can be trusted to do anything at all “or is the whole thing a divine exercise in trial and error?”
Acerbic wit, shrewd humour and incisive observations are all part and parcel for this hilarious clash of personalities.
What happens when two sets of parents meet up to deal with a physical altercation between their two sons? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime?
Boys will be boys, but the adults are usually worse – much worse! Christopher Hampton’s translation of Yasmina Reza’s razor-sharp-edged play has excited and entertained audiences all over the world since its premier in 2008. Grove Park Theatre is delighted to present this war of words by one of the most exciting writers of contemporary theatre.
A Youth Theatre Production
Welcome to a wonderful world of witches, wizards, warlocks, werewolves, weirdoes and whatever else we can think of beginning with a ‘W’…
The team that brought you last season’s hilarious ‘Space Quest Galaxy Wars’ invites you on a fantastical, fabulously funny frolic through the world of fantasy fiction. Join our intrepid band of heroes as they face death-defying challenges on their way to glorious immortality, meeting a dizzying array of gruesome characters along the way.
Charting the fantasy universe all the way from Harry Potter to Lord of the Rings, The War of the Wands promises to be truly fantastic fun for the whole family.
Welcome to Aphrodite’s busy call centre where Sylvie, Janice, Tiffany and Lily are hard at work taking telephone orders for Teasey Maids, Titvators, rotating pearl G-Strings and a variety of other sex-toys. Beneath the cheerful customer service and easy banter, these very different women nurse their own desires and disappointments. The four women face problems that we all have encountered in today’s society – wanting a family, wanting to find love, wanting more time and wanting their freedom. These wants and fears are buried under wisecracks and work.
Mr Causeway, the gentle and innocent manager of the call centre, attempts to diffuse the tension between his staff while suppressing a longstanding crush on one of his employees.
Sex Cells is a very funny and poignant play about motherhood, friendship, love and loss.
Saddle up and join us at Grove Park Theatre as we present this classic family favourite musical – an adaptation of the 1953 movie with Doris Day.
Calamity Jane is one of Deadwood City’s two most famous peace officers. She and Wild Bill Hickock join forces to save the neck of Henry Miller, the owner of the local saloon, The Golden Garter. It seems that Henry has been misleading his patrons - promoting the beautiful actress, Frances Fryer who is, in fact, the male Francis. It’s up to Calamity and her trusty pistols to cool down the angry miners. Calamity Jane sets off to Chicago to bring back the real heart-throb Adelaide Adams but mistakenly brings her maid, Katie Brown back to Deadwood. Can Calamity restore order, overcome jealousy and find love?
Mistaken identities, rousing songs and secret loves all combine to make this one of the world’s most favourite and enduring musicals. A night out to remember for all the family.