Immediate Past Production
The Children – Mon 1st – Sat 6th July 2019
By Lucy Kirkwood
Directed by Michael Rahman
Two retired nuclear scientists are holed up in an isolated cottage on the coast. The world is crumbling around them. Then a face from the past resurfaces, challenging them with a terrifying dilemma. This thought-provoking and witty drama forces us to confront the impact of our actions on future generations. The Children premiered at London’s Royal Court Theatre in November 2016 to much acclaim.
Blue Stockings – Tue 10th – Sat 14th Sept 2019
By Jessica Swale
Directed by Sheila Carr
Set in 1896, this is the story of four young women fighting for their right to a university education in a world that assumes women belong at home. The girls study hard and match their male counterparts grade for grade but little do they anticipate the hurdles in their way. The distractions of love, the cruelty of the class-divide, the stigma of being a ‘blue stocking’, or the strength of the opposition to deny them degrees – all this will mean they may return home unqualified and unmarriageable.
The Nether – Mon 21st – Sat 26th October 2019
By Jennifer Haley
Directed by Sharon Laws and Rick Thompsett
The Nether offers complete freedom – a new virtual wonderland providing total sensory immersion. Just log in, choose an identity and indulge your every desire. An intricate crime drama and a haunting thriller set in the year 2050, The Nether follows an investigation into the complicated, disturbing morality of identity in the digital world, and explores the consequences of making dreams a reality.