A Bad Year For Tomatoes
February 9 – March 10
By John Patrick
Directed by Rachel Cliffe
“The uproarious doings will keep you laughing right up to the final curtain.”
Myra, a highly successful TV actress, tired of the pressures of her career, moves away from the limelight. She rents a cottage in a tiny New England hamlet and settles down to write her autobiography and raise tomatoes, but her neighbours have other ideas. To avoid their constant interruptions, Myra invents a maniacal sister locked in an upstairs room who escapes from time to time … and the fun begins.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream
May 18 – June 9
By William Shakespeare
Directed by Sue Stapleton
“Shakespeare’s tail of sprites and enchanted love… a joyous piece of comedy.”
This mischievously romantic comedy, sees four Elizabethan lovers flee to the woods, becoming victims of a tormenting fairy spell. In another part of the forest a rough and tumble troupe of mechanicals rehearse their play for the Duke and Duchess’ wedding. They also fall victim to the fairy’s plot. Who will make amends for these diabolical (but hilarious) schemes?
I’ll Be Back Before Midnight
August 3 – September 1
By Peter Colley
Directed by Jennifer Gilchrist
“A ghost story or a thriller … packed with plots and twists.”
A spine chilling mixture of suspense and shocks intermingled with a little comedy. After several months in hospital following a nervous breakdown, Jan is brought to an isolated farmhouse by her husband to complete her recovery; but unsettling things begin to happen almost as soon as they arrive. Is there a ghost in the house?
Silent Night, Lonely Night
October 26 – November 24
By Robert Anderson
Directed by Jim Searle
“A touching encounter, a human story of reaching out.”
Katherine and John, isolated and without family connections, are staying in a country hotel on what they see as the loneliest night of the year … Christmas Eve. Both in less than ideal relationships, they open up and find comfort in each other’s company. This mature and tender play from the author of Tea and Sympathy and the film script The Nun’s Story will tug at the heart strings.