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Just Between Ourselves

October, 2017

by Alan Ayckbourn

Derek is a d-i-y fanatic but not a very good one. He spends too much time messing about in his untidy garage quite indifferent to the fact that his wife is being driven to distraction by his jealous and possessive mother.

Over four birthdays we see the situation deteriorate and there is still that car to sell.

A painfully funny portrait of family life and the pitfalls of doing it yourself.

Directed by John Powell, performances will be at 7.45pm on 20th – 28th October, 2017.

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 3rd October 2017. 

Priority tickets for our VIP Supporters  go on sale Saturday 30th September at the Theatre. To find out more about becoming a VIP Supporter visit the membership section of the website.

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The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe

December, 2017

From the book by C.S. Lewis

Dramatised by Adrian Mitchell

This exciting and magical musical adaptation of C.S.Lewis’s classic story is the tale of four children evacuated from London during the Blitz to stay with the Professor. Whilst exploring, Lucy stumbles across the wardrobe, a gateway to another world, Narnia! An icy totalitarian kingdom, under the spell of the White Witch.

“Where it is always winter and never Christmas”.

So the adventure begins and very quickly Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy find themselves caught up in a deadly struggle between good and evil.

Some journeys take us far from home......

Some adventures lead us to our destiny.

Commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, this adaptation was first performed at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon, and later transferred to the Barbican Theatre, London.

Directed by Jeremy Acklam & Bethany Froud, performances will be at 7.45pm on 8th – 16th December & Matinee on 16th December at 2.30pm, 2017.

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 21st November 2017. 

Priority tickets for our VIP Supporters  go on sale Saturday 18th November at the Theatre. To find out more about becoming a VIP Supporter visit the membership section of the website.

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Colder Than Here

February, 2018

by Laura Wade

A poignant drama of love and loss

What do you do with yourself when you’ve been diagnosed with bone cancer and given nine months to live? If you’re Myra, you tackle it all with great gusto: you survey an assortment of natural burial sites, you give your husband and two daughters a Powerpoint presentation about your funeral and you buy your flatpack coffin then paint it.

Sounds gloomy? Colder Than Here is frequently poignant, but it is anything but gloomy.

In Laura Wade’s moving drama, the play’s affecting theme is counterpointed with scintillating wit and even occasional comedy as Alec, Jenna and Harriet come to terms with Myra’s imminent loss. While they struggle to express their shared love for Myra, they struggle even more with her (literally) down-to earth approach to her impending death:

“You’ve got to keep yourself busy when you’re off work with dying”.

And gradually, Myra’s example and encouragement help them to deal with the crises affecting their own lives, as well as the much larger crisis affecting Myra.

Directed by John Mackay, performances will be at 7.45pm on 9th – 17th February, 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 23rd January 2018. 

Priority tickets for our VIP Supporters  go on sale Saturday 20th January at the Theatre. To find out more about becoming a VIP Supporter visit the membership section of the website. 

Members of the Nantwich Players can audition for this production on Tuesday 7th November from 7.45pm. Details will be available in the Newsletter and the website.

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Youth Theatre

March, 2018

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The Thrill Of Love

May, 2018

RUTH ELLIS. The Truth Revealed ?

by Amanda Whittington

England. Easter 1955. Ruth Ellis - the last woman to be hanged in Great Britain - for the murder of her racing driver lover, David Blakely.

Questions at the time still rumble on today.

What led the relationship to this crime?

Who else was involved in the shooting of Ruth’s lover?

Why was no-one else charged?

Why did she plead “Not Guilty” yet was so scantily defended?

Why did she show no remorse?

Who was she protecting?

Public protests, petitions and newspaper articles at the time all appealed for clemency. Why did the Home Secretary not issue a last minute stay of execution, as had so often happened before? (This despite a plea from the Judge in the case himself!)

What part did class, gender, politics and the moral code of the time play in her sentence?

Amanda Whittingham’s play is a theatrically exciting and sensitive examination of the real Ruth Ellis and her situation.

Directed by Marie Straker, performances will be at 7.45pm on 11th – 19th May, 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 24th April 2018. 

Priority tickets for our VIP Supporters  go on sale Saturday 21st April at the Theatre. To find out more about becoming a VIP Supporter visit the membership section of the website.  

Members of the Nantwich Players can audition for this production on Tuesday 9th January from 7.45pm. Details will be available in the Newsletter and the website.

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