A massive West End success which became a smash hit movie starring Ronnie Corbett, this riotous comic farce is a classic of its genre.
Newly-weds Peter and Frances want nothing more than a quiet life together, but owing to an unfortunate mistake, they find themselves inundated with pornographic material from the "Scandinavian Import Company".
The resulting chaos involves senior bank officials, Peter's glamorous snob of a mother and a prim,humourless bank cashier as the police net closes in and Peter’s ordered, happy life starts to come crashing down.
All of the elements of timeless farce are here, with mistaken identity, saucy humour and physical comedy making this a rip-roaring start to the new season.
Vi wasn’t much of a role model for her girls and as the conflicts of the past converge, everyday lies and tensions reveal the particular patterns and strains of family relationships.
The play focuses on how each sister deals with Vi’s death and how it directly affects them. The three each have different memories of the same events which causes constant bickering about whose memories are the truth and who is falsifying the past.
After years of separation, all their hidden lies and self-betrayals are about to reach the surface - boiling over into a play that is touching, profound, funny and utterly mesmerising.
Dame Trott and her sons Jack and Silly Billy struggle to make ends meet at Flatwallet Farm where they live and work with their prize cow Daisy. But Daisy's future is at stake in the hands of the evil Fleshcreep when they have to sell their beloved beast to prevent their eviction.
The only way to save the family farm is to somehow reach the Giant's castle high up in the clouds and fight for for the goose that lays the golden eggs. Jack will meet a whole host of hilarious friends along the way including a magic fairy who will guide him on his quest, and he might even find love on his travels!
With big laughs, a big giant and a big blend of music, magic and mayhem, the whole gang can't wait to see you for the panto that is sure to be the beans-talk of the town!
Frank is a would-be spy novelist and Head of Installation at Forshaws, a commercial lettering factory. His reluctant teenage trainee Alan is more interested in listening to music and dreaming of great things for his band ‘Lizard’ than following Frank’s instructions on how to install bracketing systems.
As they attempt to fix the company name in giant letters on the side of its building, it becomes apparent that the letters are supposed to spell something wholly unexpected - resulting in a change of direction for both men.
The second act moves the action on three years and with their roles reversed, the pair soon find themselves in familiar territory when an emergency prompts them to confront some uncomfortable truths.
This gem of a comedy represents Tim Firth at his laugh-out-loud best.
It is 1973 and students Susan and Larry are invited to visit the mansion home of the Brabissant family by dissolute caretakers the lonely Mackeys when they meet by chance in a restaurant.
The Mackeys are struck by Susan's strong resemblance to Veronica Brabissant, long-dead daughter of the family for whom they work. Susan is gradually induced to impersonate Veronica in order to provide comfort to the only living Brabissant,Veronica’s ailing and addled sister who still believes Veronica is alive.
But as soon as she is dressed in Veronica's clothes, Susan finds herself locked in Veronica’s room and trapped in the role of Veronica. Or is she Veronica, in 1935, pretending to be an imaginary Susan?
This spine-chilling tale of betrayal, illusion and identity will keep you guessing to the last.
C.S.Lewis' classic story Dramatised by Adrian Mitchell. Music by Shaun Davey
A musical adaptation of C.S. Lewis’ classic childrens’ story.
Following recent successful adaptations of Grimm’s Tales and Tales from Oz, Grove Park’s talented Youth Section presents a musical adaptation of C.S. Lewis's classic children's story.
The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe tells the story of four children - Lucy, Edmund, Peter and Susan, who are evacuated from London during the Blitz to stay at the home of the Professor. Lucy stumbles across a mysterious wardrobe while exploring the house - and discovers a gateway to another world.
This incredible land - known as Narnia - is under the spell of the wicked White Witch and very quickly the children find themselves in the middle of a deadly battle between the forces of good and evil.
This play features an original musical score created for the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon. It promises to be a fantastic addition to the Youth Section’s growing list of impressive productions.
Susan is an eccentric sixty-year-old who decides to celebrate her birthday by repeating a journey to Australia she made with a group of friends when she was 20.
Now she is travelling alone and carrying the excess baggage of 40 years of bittersweet experience which she recounts with wit and charm as she tells her unique story and slowly starts to write the next chapter.
Just the Ticket is an unexpected, poignant and often hilarious trip through the life and loves of a remarkable woman - and proof to us all that it’s never too late for adventure - and maybe even for true love!
But when Donna Lucia cancels her visit at the last minute, the boys turn in desperation to their feckless Oxford undergrad pal Lord Fancourt Babberley (Babbs to his friends), dressing him in a black satin skirt, bloomers and wig.
All proceeds well, especially for Babbs who enjoys the attentions of his pals’ girls, until the real Donna Lucia appears, concealing her own identity and creating chaos for all concerned.
Brandon Thomas’ classic farce is one of the great plays of the English stage.
Fresh from a West End revival, this is a wonderful slice of life in a bygone age, as fast and funny today as it was on its debut 125 years ago.