A Tale of Two Cities
adapted by Mike Poulton from Charles Dickens
26th, 27th & 28th March 2020
Set against the turbulent background of the French Revolution and its attendant horrors, “A Tale of Two Cities” is a sweeping story of love, redemption and sacrifice. Charles Darney tries to shake off his heritage as a French aristocrat and start a new life in London. Upon returning to Paris to rescue a former servant, his family background is revealed and he is captured by the Revolutionaries. A fatal appointment with Madame La Guillotine seems inevitable for Darney.
by Peter Quilter
11th, 12th & 13th June 2020
Lydia Martin, star and darling of the West End, prepares to bid an emotional farewell to an adoring public. Backstage her dressing room is bedecked with flowers from well-wishers. A colourful crowd of faces from her past- family, friends and even enemies – assemble to join Lydia on this momentous occasion as she prepares to take her final steps into the spotlight and make that last bow. In turns comic and poignant, “The Actress” examines what remains after the applause finally dies down.