|A PASSIONATE WOMAN by Kay Mellor
16 - 21 September, 2019
Betty, a passionate doting mum finds it hard to believe that her only son is about to get married. She finds herself surrounded by memories from her past, torn between a husband she never loved, a son about to leave and the man with whom she shared a passionate affair.
|HANGMEN by Martin McDonagh
28 October - 2 November, 2019
As the second best hangman in the country, Harry Wade is considered to be a local celebrity in his pub in Oldham. Amongst the sycophantic pub regulars, a peculiar stranger lurks. He befriends Harry’s teenage daughter, who promptly goes missing. Everyone is led to fear the worst as things get nastier and indeed funnier.
|ABSURB PERSON SINGULAR by Alan Ayckbourn
9-14 December, 2019
A classic night of Ayckbourn. “It feels almost indecent to laugh but somehow you just can't stop yourself”. – Charles Spencer – The Telegraph.
Few plays expose the pressures of the festive season to such devastating effect: it's as if all your worst Christmases have arrived at once.
|PROOF by David Auburn
20 - 25 January, 2020
Catherine, the daughter of an esteemed mathematician has laid him to rest. As a devoted student she searches through the professor’s papers and finds some cutting-edge calculations. Catherine wrote the proof but how can she provide the evidence to support this?
|WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? by Edward Albee
2 - 7 March, 2020
A masterpiece of modern theatre. An explosive, tension-filled, wickedly-entertaining battle of the sexes. An American middle-aged married couple, having invited a young professor and his wife for drinks, tear themselves apart with their toxic verbal games which climax in a moment of devastating truth-telling.
|BE MY BABY by Amanda Whittington
13 - 18 April, 2020
It’s 1964 but the sixties aren’t swinging for Mary Adams. When 19-year-old Mary discovers she is pregnant, she has to leave her job and is forced by her domineering mother to go into a Church of England mother-and-baby home run by a formidable Matron.
|LOVE SONG by Abi Morgan
25 - 30 May, 2020
A new play about lifelong love, Love Song takes one relationship and visits it at its beginning, its end and points in-between; it intertwines a couple in their 20s with the same man and woman a lifetime later. Their past and present selves collide in this haunting and beautiful tale of togetherness.
|ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS by Richard Bean
6 - 11 July, 2020
A fast-paced, hilarious farce that follows the mixed fortunes of Francis Henshall. Having been fired from his skiffle band, Francis is down on his luck and permanently hungry, then he suddenly finds himself employed by two bosses.