Young Vivie Warren has lived in England all of her life. She has a very good education, paid for by her mother’s work. She barely knows her mother, much less what her mother does for a living. When Mrs. Warren comes to visit, Vivie discovers that Mrs. Warren runs a brothel on the continent. Mrs. Warren wants to develop a relationship with her daughter and give her the benefit of her money. Vivie, on the other hand, decides that the two of them cannot have a relationship, and that she should make her own way in the world. Shaw’s play, [...]Show Ended
Safe Sex was Fierstein’s personal response to living in the time of AIDS. It was his attempt to deal with his own confusion about AIDS. This show is really from the heart, and it has all the anger and frustration of those responding to the AIDS crisis. Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, commonly known as AIDS , first emerged in the United States in the year 1981. Cases of the disease were first reported in Los Angeles and New York when young, healthy, gay men began to develop unusual infections as a result of weak immune systems. Safe Sex is a [...]10th–15th MarShow Ended
When a group of three couples discover that they are not legally married, each couple initially reacts with proper Victorian horror – what will the neighbors think? – and all three couples find themselves reevaluating their marriages.
Hovering closely over the proceedings is the Yorkshire Argus’ alcohol-soaked photographer, keen to record the evening’s events for posterity, and a wickedly destructive housekeeper who is hoping to use the couples’ mortification to her own advantage.4th–7th DecShow Ended
Are you happy now? Near-future stories drawing on Black Mirror, Margaret Atwood and the black comedy of Killing Eve. Focused on the stories of women, the plays feature all-seeing smart speakers, curing depression in unusual ways, a new way to choose a decent politician and how to look good in the afterlife. Decluttering, one of the pieces within the show, started life as a short story and was the runner-up in the Crime Writers’ Association Margery Allingham Prize 2019.18th–23rd FebShow Ended
A celebration of 80 Years of Network Theatre shows (originally called Southern Railway Dramatic Society). Short extracts from plays performed since 1939 right up to 2019. 1939 – A Damsel in Distress (original novel by P G Wodhouse); directed by Danielle Capretti 1949 – Full House by Ivor Novello; directed by Alastair Callcutt 1979 – Living Together by Alan Ayckbourn; directed by Rebecca Mason 1989 – You Were Perfectly Fine by Dorothy Parker; directed by Kay Murray 1999 – On the Razzle by Tom Stoppard; directed by Paul Evans 1999 – The Bear by Anton Chekhov; directed by Jennie Rich [...]19th OctOlder