Past Productions

12-26 March 2022 Girls & Boys by Dennis Kelly
A powerful one-woman show. Brazenly intense yet energetic drama that journeys from ribald laughter to icy devastation. A beautiful interpretation of the evolution of one couple’s relationship through memories and the reconstruction of the past.

An unexpected meeting at an airport leads to an intense, passionate, head-over-heels relationship. Before long they begin to settle down, buy a house, juggle careers, have kids – theirs is an ordinary family. But then their world starts to unravel and things take a disturbing turn.

2-4 September 2021 The Welkin by Lucy Kirkwood
Funny, bawdy and at times bleak, the play, set in the 18th Century but with a very modern tone, tells the story of Sally Poppy, who has been convicted of murder but who seeks to avoid hanging by declaring that she is pregnant. To assess her claim, the judge calls a jury of matrons, and their deliberations are at the core of the drama. It is a serious play about women’s rights and roles, but there is a bawdy, raunchy humour (usually directed at men!) which punctuates the more serious themes.
5- 14 September 2019 Splendour by Abi Morgan
In the opulent drawing room of a Presidential Palace, a western photojournalist awaits the return of the dictator to take his portrait.He is late, very late. The dictator’s wife, her best friend, and an interpreter wait with her.In a vodka haze, Prada shoes and light fingers tap out the time.All 4 women harbour secrets and suspicions.All 4 are in danger. This is the day that revolution comes to the palace.Abi Morgan’s devastating play allows us to glimpse into the minds of 4 women as they grapple with life, truth and honour.
23 August – 1st September 2018. Escaped Alone by Caryl Churchill
Escaped Alone showcases four disarming women who maintain the simple pleasures of tea and small talk interspersed with apocalyptic and increasingly absurdist visions of environmental collapse.

Precious Little by Madeleine George – September 2017

A play featuring amniocentesis, dead languages and a gorilla.  Precious Little is a play that explores how we communicate, to those closest to us and to those we meet in everyday interactions.  The biological clock is ticking for Brodie and her ordered world is about to disintegrate when she meets a powerful primate in the local zoo.  This production was awarded Best Play in the Cornwall Drama Association 2017-18 Theatre Festival.  Cast members, Tracey Hughes and Emma Phillips, were also recognised with  the joint prize of the Mary Downie Best Supporting Actress award.

Let Me Be Me by Caitlin Rose – April 2016

The story of Ug, a girl with Cerebral Palsy and her fight to be accepted in her local community.  The play is based on  Hans Christian Andersen’s “Ugly Duckling”.