A Theban Trilogy
The Youth Theatre production for 2011 will be A Theban Trilogy adapted and directed by Rob Mason.
NP Youth Theatre productions have won awards in each of the last nine seasons
Performances at 7.45pm 30 March - 2 April 2011
Tickets on sale at Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 537359) from 7 March.
KATHERINE HOWARD by William Nicholson
King Henry VIII is enchanted by the young and innocent Katherine Howard but she becomes a pawn in a deadly political rivalry at Court as her relatives press her into a royal marriage and her enemies plot her downfall. Told with wit and sentiment, this story leads inexorably to its tragic climax
A slice of sixteenth century life with performances at 7.45pm 20 - 28 May
Tickets on sale at Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 537359) from TUESDAY 3 May.
Divorced, beheaded, died .... divorced, beheaded, survived.
GOOD THINGS by Liz Lochhead
THE SAFARI PARTY
THE SAFARI PARTY by Tim Firth
Three households in Cheshire have agreed to hold a "safari party" - a dinner where each course is served in a different house. The hors d'oeuvres are served by two brothers whose abusive father was recently shot dead; the entrees by Lol and Esther, upwardly mobile and vulgar, accompanied by their daughter, Bridget; and desserts by Inga, a seemingly benign antiques dealer.
The three households are linked not just socially: there's the whole question of the table - the brothers sold it to Inga, with a bit of a tale, and then she re-sold it, with even more elaborate storytelling - to Lol and Esther. As the evening progresses, the many layers of truth about the table, some shocking, are revealed .... and violence flares.The play is funny and deliciously dark (with some strong language).
Performances at 7.45pm 9 - 17 September 2011
Tickets on sale at Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 537359) from 22nd August
"A Cheshire comedy in three courses, not including the cheese".
DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER
DON'T DRESS FOR DINNER by Marc Camoletti adapted by Robin Hawdon
Originally a smash hit in Paris and London, Don't Dress For Dinner is a farcical comedy where the accepted moral code is turned on its head. It is set in the present day, in a country house some distance from Paris. Bernard and his wife, Jacqueline, have converted an old farm building and Bernard is planning to entertain his mistress while Jacqueline visits her mother. He is quickly out-manouevred by his stylish wife and the fun begins!
Performances at 7.45pm 21 - 29 October 2011
In association with The Residence
Tickets on sale at Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 537359) from 3 October
"The Wife, The Mistress and The Caterer - all meet their match".