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The Secret Garden

December, 2018

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” In Jessica Swale’s richly imagined adaptation of Hodgson Burnett’s much-loved classic, we follow the fortunes of the orphaned Mary as her ice begins to thaw and her curiosity leads her on one of the greatest adventures in popular literature. In this work of beauty, poetry, deep mystery and pure magic, step into a closed world where one’s destiny may be discovered. Be prepared to be enchanted by the power of Mother Nature as the seasons change, animals talk, love grows and the knowing that if we put down firm roots anything in life is possible. This is a play allowing the young and “young at heart” to hope, believe and dare, if you will, that miracles can come true. In this season of love and goodwill on earth, this feel-good play is a must see for all the family! Directed by Michaela Warrilow, performances will be at 7.45pm on 7th – 15th December with a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday 15th December, 2018. Tickets priced at £9.00 will be on sale from Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 600727) or on-line at www.nantwichtowncouncil.gov.uk from Tuesday 20th November 2018. Priority tickets for our VIP Supporters go on sale Saturday 17th November at the Theatre. To find out more about becoming a VIP Supporter visit the membership section of the website.
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Love's Labour's Lost

February, 2019

‘And when Love speaks, the voice of all the gods Makes heaven drowsy with the harmony.’ Dedicating themselves to a life of study, the King of Navarre and his friends take an oath to avoid the company of women for three years. No sooner have they made their idealistic pledge than the Princess of France and her ladies-in-waiting arrive, presenting the men with a severe test of their high-minded resolve. Shakespeare’s sparkling comedy delights in championing and then unravelling an unrealistic vow, mischievously suggesting that the study of the opposite sex is in fact the highest of all academic endeavours. ‘We lose ourselves to keep our oaths.’ Expect an evening of romance, mistaken identity and moral dilemma underpinned by the usual layer of mechanical endeavour. Throw in an array of high and low-brow house-guests for good measure, mix in much merry music and you have Shakespeare at his best. Only at the end of the play is the merriment curtailed as the lovers are met with shocking news that will test their resolve in an untraditional yet most real ending of any play by the Bard. Cupid’s dart may find its mark, but fate may still have the upper hand in this comedy about love and laughter and song – with an unexpected twist in its tail! Directed by Gordon Hamlin, performances will be at 7.45pm on 8th – 16th February, 2019. Tickets priced at £9.00 will be on sale from Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 624556) or on-line at www.nantwichtowncouncil.gov.uk from Tuesday 22nd January 2019. Priority tickets for our VIP Supporters go on sale Saturday 19th January at the Theatre. To find out more about becoming a VIP Supporter visit the membership section of the website.