‘Make sense who may, for make sense we must...’
‘Endgame’ was Samuel Beckett's first full-length play, after his famous ‘Waiting for Godot’. The many themes present in the play revolve around a central one: how we cope with ‘being in time’. The four characters hang in an enclosed ‘space-time present reality’, trapped between a ‘future’ that never comes and a ‘past’ that never happened. They invent stories about the past in order to add a sense of direction to their existence, to engage the ‘process of being’, which would potentially lead to a future and ‘a departure’ from life – an end.
Death comes to us all, but when he comes to Mort he offers him a job. As Death's apprentice he'll have free board, use of the company horse - and being dead isn't compulsory. It's a dream job - until he discovers that it can be a killer on his love life. Adapted by Stephen Briggs from the novel by Terry Pratchett®.
A story of love, adultery and lust. A waltz through the love stories of three couples who start off in the wrong relationship and over the course of a country weekend eventually find the right one. Sondheim describes it as ‘whipped cream with knives’. A wonderfully score (Send in the Clowns) and sharp witty lyrics and dialogue.
The Last Bread Pudding - Nick Warburton The committee of an amateur dramatic group are meeting to discuss a new play written by one of its members. The presentation of the meeting reflects the ideas put forward by the committee, making the play a demonstration as well as a discussion of those ideas. Very tongue in cheek, styilzed and over the top. Last Tango in Little Grimley - David Tristram Little Grimley Amateur Dramatic Society is in trouble. The membership has dwindled to 4 and the audiences are not much bigger. They need rent money soon or they will be thrown out of their premises. There's only one thing that sells tickets these days argues the chairman. Thus begins the chaotic and hilarious build up to an evening of extraordinary home grown drama that won't be forgotten in a hurry. NB: These plays contain adult humour.
Robin Hood, our heroic Principal boy has to thwart the dastardly Sheriff of Nottingham and his flunkies Guy and Gal of Gisbourne who are on the verge of taking over Merrie Old England in the absence of Richard the Lionheart. Fairy Britannia is there to help (once she's had a nice cuppa), and he has his Very Merry Men to help him...even if most of them are women. Nursie Nancy is there to cause confusion while Robin tries to save the day and the love of his life Maid Marian all before the end of Act 2! A new pantomine written by our own Vicky Orman.