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JAMAICA INN

September, 2014

JAMAICA INN by Daphne du Maurier, adapted by Lisa Evans. 

In Jamaica Inn, at the heart of the bleak Bodmin Moor, young Mary Yellan soon discovers mysterious goings-on in the dead of night. But worse is yet to come as Mary finds herself helplessly ensnared in the deadly activities taking place around her.

Evocative, atmospheric and chilling, this new adaptation of Daphne du Maurier's classic Jamaica Inn, has all the hallmarks of a thrilling adventure - murder, mystery and malevolence.

Directed by Jeremy Acklam, performances will be at 7.45pm on 10th,12th and 15th - 20th September, 2014, with a matinee on 20 September.

Tickets priced at £8.00 will be on sale from Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 600727) from 12 August. 

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FOR SERVICES RENDERED

October, 2014

FOR SERVICES RENDERED by W. Somerset Maugham 

A master of high comedy reflects on 'a land fit for heroes'.

Summer, 1932. For Leonard Ardsley, memories of the Great War are fading as he looks forward to a happy round of tennis parties and motor trips. For his children, the War has never ended ...

'We were the dupes of the incompetent fools who ruled the nations ... They muddle on, muddle on, and one of these days they'll muddle us all into anther war.' 

Directed by Jerry Park, performances will be at 7.45pm on 24 October - 1 November, 2014.

Tickets priced at £8.00 will be on sale from Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 600727) from 7 October.

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YES, PRIME MINISTER

December, 2014

YES, PRIME MINISTER by Anthony Jay & Jonathan Lynn 

The writers of the classic BBC TV series, Anthony Jay and Jonathan Lynn have reunited for this new satirical take on Whitehall. Prime Minister Jim Hacker and his Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby are back, spinning out of control through the collapsing Euro and austerity measures, in a world of 24 hour news, BlackBerries and 'sexed-up' dossiers.

With the country on the brink of financial meltdown, the PM is staring disaster in the face, with his only apparent salvation in a morally dubious deal with the Foreign Minister of Kumranistan. Will Jim Hacker and his team of advisors be able to rescue the country from the edge?

Yes, Prime Minister has been a hit with audiences and critics alike. After three sell-out seasons in the West End in 2011 and a UK-wide tour in 2012, Yes, Prime Minister comes to Nantwich Players.

Directed by Chris Ridge, performances will be at 7.45pm on 5 - 13 December, 2014, with a matinee on 13 December.

Auditions will be held at the Theatre  at 7.45pm on 23rd September. Non-members may audition by joining and paying membership on the night.

Tickets priced at £8.00 will be on sale from Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 600727) from 18 November. 

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THE STEPMOTHER

February, 2015

THE STEPMOTHER by Githa Sowerby 

In 1911 an innocent young orphan inherits a large fortune. Widowed businessman Eustace Gaydon advises her, and then marries her. His two daughters love and admire their stepmother, Lois. She runs the family and the home as well as  a successful dress-making business.

Ten years later, however, it is apparent that Eustace's commercial dealings are not entirely straightforward. 

How much should a wife know about her husband's business affairs? How much should a husband interfere with his wife's? Will the local solicitor ever consent to his son's marriage? And what are the motives of the next-door neighbour? 

This family drama of trust and betrayal is by the author of Rutherford and Son, staged here in 2009. 

Directed by Charlotte Lightbody, performances will be at 7.45pm on 6 - 14 February, 2015. 

Auditions will be held at the Theatre  at 7.45pm on 11th November. Non-members may audition by joining and paying membership on the night.

Tickets priced at £8.00 will be on sale from Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 600727) from 20 January, 2015. 

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YOUTH THEATRE PRODUCTION

March, 2015

TEECHERS by John Godber 

This comedy was written in the mid-eighties and it bears all the hallmarks of Godber’s wit and understanding of ordinary young people: hence it still seeming relevant to performers and audiences today.

Fast-moving and highly entertaining, Teechers evokes life at a modern school. Using the format of an end-of-term play, the new drama teacher’s progress through two terms of recalcitrant classes, cynical colleagues and obstructive caretakers is reviewed. This play was originally written for a very small cast to play a vast range of characters, but as a Youth Theatre production, The Players have the advantage of adapting that to give all our young talent a chance to perform a role. Come and see how they get on!

Directed by Anne-Marie Scragg, performances will be at 7.45pm on 25 - 28 March, 2015.  

Tickets priced at £8.00 will be on sale from Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 600727) and online from 9 am on 10 March, 2015. For online booking go to http://www.nantwichtowncouncil.gov.uk/  and click on Book Tickets.

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