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ON GOLDEN POND
By Ernest Thompson
Directed by Suzi Whittle
November 8-13 2021
On Golden Pond is a classic American comedic drama that’s every bit as touching, warm and witty today as when it debuted off Broadway in 1978. Retired couple Ethel and Norman Thayer are spending the summer at their vacation home on Golden Pond, in the woods of Maine. Their delightful summer routine of fishing, picking strawberries and relaxing together is interrupted by a visit from their daughter and her dentist fiancé, who then go off to Europe leaving his teenage son behind for the summer.
After a difficult start, the boy becomes the grandchild they have longed for and as Norman revels in teaching him fishing and good books, he also learns some lessons about teenage attitudes. As the summer ends so does their brief idyll, but Norman and Ethel have been brought even closer by the experience. A funny and moving play of rare simplicity and beauty.
TICKETS WILL BE ON SALE FROM SEPTEMBER 6th
GOODNIGHT, MISTER TOM
By David Wood, from the novel by Michelle Magorian
Directed by Ian Brown
January 5-9 & 12-15 2022
One of the most uplifting stories ever written, Michelle Magorian’s stunning Goodnight, Mister Tom is brought gloriously to life in this stage adaptation by David Wood. Set during the dark and dangerous build-up to the Second World War, Goodnight Mister Tom follows sad young William Beech, who is evacuated to the idyllic English countryside and builds a remarkable and moving friendship with the elderly recluse Tom Oakley. All seems perfect until William is devastatingly summoned by his mother back to London.
Goodnight Mister Tom is a tale of two broken souls at very different ends of the age scale: it celebrates the value of love and proves that friendship knows no barriers. The play won the Oliver Award for Best Entertainment and Family in 2013.
TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE ON NOVEMBER 1st
THE LAST OF THE HAUSSMANS
By Stephen Beresford
Directed by Julie Cumbo
February 21 – 26 2022
This play offers a funny, savage but touching portrait of a family which has lost its grip. The action takes place over several months, beginning in the height of summer and ending in winter and there are various discussions, problems and rows though it’s playful rather than solemn. Helped by quite a lot of alcohol, revelations emerge as do long-held resentments, all of which Judy tries to smooth over with her ageing hippy outlook. Her idealism clashes with the cynicism and realism of the generation down, her grown-up children Libby and Nick.
It’s a new play, first performed at The National Theatre in 2012 with Julie Walters, Rory Kinnear and the sadly missed Helen McCrory.
TICKETS WILL GO ON SALE ON JANUARY 3rd