Our October play is the comedy murder mystery Murder in Play by Simon Brett, author of the highly-successful Charles Paris novels.
“Boris Smolensky’s budget repertory production of “Murder at Priorswell Manor” is looking decidedly shaky. The cast are more interested in their egos than the play but life imitates art when a real-life tragedy occurs on stage. Simon Brett’s hilarious text, a worthy companion to his Charles Paris theatrical thriller novels, ruthlessly satirises the politics of the inept company and the numerous red herrings keep the audience guessing until the final moments of the play.”
On Sunday 19th January, for one night only, we are performing three classic Agatha Christie radio plays in front of a live audience at The Place.
Our February production will be The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Set on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922, the story primarily concerns the young and mysterious millionaire Jay Gatsby and his quixotic passion and obsession with the beautiful former debutante Daisy Buchanan. Considered to be Fitzgerald’s magnum opus, The Great Gatsby explores themes of decadence, idealism, resistance to change, social upheaval, and excess, creating a portrait of the Roaring Twenties that has been described as a cautionary tale regarding the American Dream. 25th – 29th February 2020 at The Place, Bedford.
Our April 2020 production will be Jane Austen’s Emma. Dates are 21st – 25th April
Our June 2020 production will be A Day in the Death of Joe Egg by Peter Nichols. Provisional dates are 9 – 13 June.