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COMMUNICATING DOORS

July, 2017

COMMUNICATING DOORS by Alan Aykbourn

This intricate time-travelling comic thriller by the British master of farcical comedy delighted London and New York audiences. A London sex specialist from the future stumbles into a murder plot that sends her, compliments of a unique set of hotel doors, travelling back in time. She flees and somehow triggers a time machine.

“ ‘Let’s do the Time Warp’ they sing in The Rocky Horror Show. That might be the motto for this dazzlingly ingenious 1994 play by Alan Ayckbourn which has echoes of Back to the Future, Psycho and the time-plays of JB Priestley. But what is impressive is how Ayckbourn uses a fiendishly clever plot to impart the cheering message that foreknowledge enables us to alter our destiny.”

The Guardian

“A real knockout...A vastly entertaining blend of the West End drawing room thriller with one of Priestley’s old time plays, where characters go whirling throughout time. Of course, Ayckbourn has added innumerable piquant and bizarre details of his own...This is a show to see.”

The New York Post

Directed by Simon Porter, performances will be at 7.45pm on 7th – 15th July, 2017.

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

If you have never been a member of the Players before, you may pay an audition fee of £10 and then, if successful, pay the remaining £15 membership on or before the first rehearsal.

Tickets priced at £8.00 will be on sale from Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 600727) or on-line at www.nantwichtowncouncil.gov.uk from Tuesday 20th June 2017. 

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The Game

September, 2017

by Harold Brighouse

A comedy of soccer and sexual politics by the author of ‘Hobson’s Choice’

They take the National Game seriously up in Blackton, and things haven’t been going too well for the Rovers. Their glory days are well behind, they’re losing brass hand over fist, the Club’s only decent player wants to marry the Chairman’s daughter, and the Chairman wants to let him go on transfer to Blackton’s deadly rivals - though he might just need him to nobble his first match at his new club...

If some of this sounds familiar, don’t be fooled. This is Lancashire, 1914 - and where there’s muck there’s money!

By the author of ‘Hobson’s Choice’, ‘The Game’ is a fast-moving social comedy of soccer and sexual politics, set during a single Saturday afternoon in the season.

Kick-off at a quarter-to-eight each night!

Directed by Jerry Park, performances will be at 7.45pm on 8th – 16th September, 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 8th August 2017. 

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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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