A whispered suggestion. An accidental caress. A drunken encounter behind the back of a club… In our sexual & romantic lives, how do public personas influence private performances? Is it still-forbidden acts and infidelities that shock us, or the identity of the people who perform them? What does it take to truly consent? And are you really as in control of sex and love as you think…?30th–31st Jan, 1st–3rd FebShow Ended
An examination of how love is destroyed by materialism: told backwards from a man describing his wife’s suicide to escape debt until the play ends with his wife's excitement following his proposal. In between, her parents are upset by a memorial overshadowing their daughter’s grave, David “sells out” and tries to change his career and job to get more money, Jess witnesses a murder, and Duncan makes an “offer” to Debbie.
We will be reading the script for our May 2019 show - come along to read, or just listen.10th JanShow Ended
Days before Eve Millington's wedding, her family home is burgled by an infamous thief looking to lay hands on a priceless gem. Events take a sinister twist when people start to die in mysterious circumstances – there is more going on at Stargrove than a burglary. As the bodies pile up, the investigators form a cunning plan to uncover a secret that has laid buried for twenty years.5th–8th DecShow Ended
In 1934 the miners of the Ashington Colliery were determined to better themselves, so they hired a professor to teach them Art Appreciation. They were a wonderfully argumentative bunch but when the posh academic arrives to teach them, they were united in not understanding a word he said. Seeing their confusion he wisely sets them to making art themselves.10th–13th OctShow Ended
Writers: Network Theatre are looking for joyful, creative, entertaining, dramatic and original pieces of new writing for a festival of shorts to be held on Saturday 18 August 2018. You have until Friday 15 June 2018 to submit for consideration original sketches and plays of 2-10 minutes in length.18th AugShow Ended
Caryl Churchill’s Cloud Nine is a contemporary examination of gender roles and sexual politics through the lens of ironic farce. In Victorian era Africa, stiff-lipped Clive tries to keep everything under control – until dashing explorer Harry arrives, and tensions begin to grow between the ‘natives’ and the British administration, just as sexual tensions begin to grow amongst Clive’s compatriots. As the exploits of the characters mount, the play reaches a dramatic denouement and we fast forward to contemporary London, though the characters age only 25 years. Here, women rule the show: there are debates on leaving “male feminist” husbands [...]27th–30th JunShow Ended
As part of the 2018 VAULT Festival we are proud to present Work Makes You Free by Michael Ross. A play about workfare, hatred of the unemployed, the modern menace of anonymous online abuse, and how work has become the new religion.21st–25th FebOlder