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Forthcoming Productions

Below you will find a list of forthcoming productions this season

Unless stated otherwise the audience will be witnessing a stage performance by amateur actors.

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Talking Heads - by Alan Bennett

Directed by Lucy Oliver.

The following are dramatic monologues written by Alan Bennett as part of his Talking Heads series produced on the BBC.

A Lady of Letters
Miss Ruddock’s civil liberties are dear to her, and writing letters is how she likes to assert those rights.  Not, social, but letters of complaint and occasionally praise to various businesses and government departments.  One of these missives pushes her to the brink, with unexpected, but liberating consequences.

A Chip in the Sugar
Graham, a middle-aged bachelor dependent on his mother, finds life difficult enough at the best of times.  When Mother meets an old flame and seems set to marry him, Graham's old insecurity rears its ugly head.  Fate, rescues Graham and he resumes his normal life of banal muddle under his mother's tyranny.

Her Big Chance
Lesley, an actress has just completed a German video in which she plays Travis, a career girl who spends a lot of time topless and shoots a man with a harpoon gun.  She tells all, blind to the sinister undertones of her story as well as to her own self-delusions and gullibility.


Wednesday 19th – Saturday 22nd September 2018 -

Evenings at 7.30pm

Wednesday night - tickets 2 for 1




Will You Remember Them?
by Stuart Oakes & Susan Cowley
and
Aftermath by Stuart Oakes.

Directed by Tina Buckley.

Both of these one act plays demonstrate the trauma, loss, courage and sacrifice endured, not only by the soldiers fighting, but also by the millions of loved ones left behind.

Will You Remember Them?

Written to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. The play follows a group of friends who, despite being below recruitment age, are eager to enlist and fight for King and Country.  One of them, Bill Gibson, is not so keen to go.  He would prefer to stay on the farm with his beloved horses and is devastated when they are taken by the military.  On receiving a white feather for cowardice he is forced into volunteering and soon realises the horrors of life in the trenches along with his friends.

Aftermath
A soldier of today reflects on his life, troubled by the sadness and futility of conflict.  A professional soldier, he understands the devastation and catastrophe of war, yet he prays for peace.  Families and lives may be torn apart during hostilities but it is the soldier who bears the deepest wounds and scars.
The style of combat may have changed since the First World War, but the loss and suffering encountered has not.




Wednesday 7th – Saturday 10th November 2018

Evenings at 7.30pm

Wednesday night - tickets 2 for 1




Cinderella by Sean Duvall, Sam and Josh Walton and Ed Livesley
Directed by Sean Duvall

You’ll find all the favourite ingredients, in this traditional tale about the poor, put-upon Cinderella, who is forced to do all the menial household tasks by her stepmother Helen and selfish stepsisters Anastasia and Drisella.  Her only friend is the handyman Buttons.  Cinderella’s Fairy Godmother works wonders, and a new Princess is the belle of the ball.  Magic mingles with the moonlight, but when midnight strikes, Cinderella makes a hasty exit, leaving behind her glass slipper, the only clue to her identity. Prince Charming vows to find it's owner.  Hope and humour spring eternal in this happy-ending story.



Thursday 17th - Saturday 19th January 2019 - Evenings at 7.00pm

Saturday 19th January Matinee at 2.00pm
Sunday 20th January Matinees at 11.30pm and 3.30pm

Thursday 24th - Saturday 26th January 2019 - Evenings at 7.00pm

Saturday 26th January Matinee at 2.00pm

Both Thursday nights - tickets 2 for 1





Loot – by Joe Orton
Directed by Rachel Perrin.

Loot a dark comedy, which follows the fortunes of two young thieves Hal and Dennis.  They rob the bank next to the funeral parlour where Dennis works, and they return to Hal's home where they hide the loot in his recently deceased mother’s coffin.  The play satirises the rituals of bereavement, and the mismatch between nominal standards of behaviour - religious and secular - and people's actual conduct.



Wednesday 3rd – Saturday 6th April 2019 - Evenings at 7.30pm

Wednesday night - tickets 2 for 1




Knutsford Little Theatre 4th International Playfest
Organised by David Muncaster.


Our 1st short play festival in 2008 received an incredible 343 entries from around the world and resulted in a celebration of exciting new theatre.  In 2011 our 2nd Playfest was for one act plays between twenty and forty minutes.  In 2012 our 3rd Playfest was a Junior Playfest with 9 playlets being performed.

We are organising our 4th International Playfest, which is going back to the format of our 1st International Short Play Festival.  All plays will be under 10 minutes long and written by amateur playwrights hopefully from all over the globe.

Join us for four evenings of the best short plays from a selection of winning writers.

Performances will be in the form of rehearsed readings over 4 nights.
A feast of fun not to be missed



Wednesday 5th – Saturday 8th June 2019 - Evenings at 7.30pm

Wednesday night - tickets 2 for 1




Grease (Junior Musical)
Directed by Ben Evans-Clarke

Here is Rydell High’s senior class of 1959: duck-tailed, hot-rodding “Burger Palace Boys” and their gum-snapping, hip-shaking “Pink Ladies” in bobby sox and pedal pushers, evoking the look and sound of the 1950’s in this rollicking musical.


Wednesday 17th – Saturday 20th July 2019 - Evenings at 7.00pm

Saturday Matinee at 1.00pm

All performances - tickets 6