SHOWS – 2019!
29 March – 13 April
Ladies Day by Amanda Whittington. Directed by John ten Velde
Work, love and life are just one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. But their fortunes are set to change when Linda finds tickets to Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot the year it relocated to York. Out go the hairnets, overalls and wellies as they do themselves up to the nines and head off to the races. Glamour puss Shelley is interested in meeting a handsome, and preferably rich, man. Linda, on the other hand, is skint after letting her duplicitous mother back into her life. Pearl spills the beans on her illicit love life to devoted single mother, Jan, who is concerned for her academically ambitious daughter. As the girls guzzle champagne they come across a variety of characters from an arrogant TV pundit to a sensitive jockey. They place the odd bet too and if their luck holds, they could just hit the jackpot.
14 June – 29 June
After Dinner by Andrew Bovell. Directed by Geraldine Broderick (Dark Comedy)
6 – 21 September
Last Legs by Roger Hall. Directed by Julie Lankshear
Last Legs is the latest entertainment from the popular playwright Roger Hall. He’s back with a ( cardio)arresting comedy. There’s nothing retiring about a retirement village, and aging is not merely about Bridge and Bedpans. This is a lethally funny black comedy about sex, death and politics with an irristible appeal to the bold of heart.