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December, 2011

THE RAILWAY CHILDREN by E Nesbit adapted by Mike Kenny

In this acclaimed version of Edith Nesbit's evergreen story, The Railway Children are now young adults. As the play starts, Bobbie notices a toy train and suddenly memories are triggered.

This glorious adaptation never runs out of steam as we meet Mr Perks and his family, the Old Gentleman and all the other well-known characters. The Railway Children is perfect Christmas entertainment for the whole family.

Performances at 7.45pm 9 - 17 December 2011       Matinee at 2.30 pm Saturday 17 December 

Tickets on sale at Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 537359) from 21 November

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February, 2012

THE 39 STEPS by John Buchan adapted by Patrick Barlow

Urbane, bored Richard Hannay has been back in London for 3 months now and is, frankly, wondering why. After he makes eyes at a mysterious, foreign woman at the theatre, she accompanies him back to his London home .... where she soon turns up dead.

With no more than that, Hannay is cast into a headlong run for his life as a mysterious spy organisation alternately pursues and is pursued by him, from London to Scotland and back, as he fights to clear himself of the murder.

Imagine Hitchcock's iconic film version translated onto the stage. Four actors play around 140 characters, with great comic timing and imaginative narration.

Performances at 7.45pm 10 - 18 February 2012

Tickets on sale at Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 537359) from 23 January

"Sex appeal, fights, Scotland Yard, love, betrayal, car chases, silk stockings, French men, English women, sheep, murder ...." 

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March, 2012

BLOOD BROTHERS by Willy Russell

Willy Russell originally wrote Blood Brothers as a school play back in 1991, in conjunction with Merseyside Young People's Theatre. The story is a contemporary one of nature versus nurture, revolving around fraternal twins who were separated at birth. The twins' different backgrounds take them to opposite ends of the social spectrum, resulting in tragedy.

Directed by Michaela Warrilow, this is sure to be another vibrant Youth Theatre production and tickets are sure to sell quickly.

Performances at 7.45pm 27 - 31 March 2012

Tickets on sale at Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 537359) from 5 March

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May, 2012

SALT OF THE EARTH by John Godber

Beginning during the post-war austerity of 1947 and culminating amid the backdrop of the Miners' strike of the 1980's, the play follows the lives of sisters Annie and May and their families through the 20th Century, through an era of changing values and attitudes.

John Godber's play spans three generations of decent honest working class folk from a West Yorkshire mining town, making the best of what they have, and the most of every opportunity they are given. 

Performances at 7.45pm 18 - 26 May 2012

Tickets on sale at Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 537359) from 30 April

"A story of love and loss, dreams and disappointment, community and culture, humour and heartache" 

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July, 2012

CABARET - Book by Joe Masteroff, based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood.

This is a musical play that needs no introduction. It tells the story of unlikely friendships and affaires in a lodging house and nightclub in the Berlin of the Weimar Republic, during the years immediately before Hitler came to power.

But a dark nemesis lurks around the corner for those who live their lives as amoral cabaret ..... 

Performances at 7.45pm 13 -21 July 2012 

Tickets on sale at Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 537359) from 25th June

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