Programme For 2018

Monday, April 23rd

Ladies In Lavender by Shaun McKenna
presented by Hertford Dramatic & Operatic Society

An amateur performance by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

Two middle aged sisters find a young foreigner washed up on their local Cornish beach in the 1930's.

While nursing him back to health, they find he is a Polish violinist on his way to America to find fame and fortune.

The local G.P. loans him his own violin and whilst playing, a holiday maker hears him.

She recognises his great talent and is intent on his meeting her brother, a world-renowned violinist.

Meanwhile, one of the sisters falls in love with the young man ...

Awarded the Mercury Challenge Cup for Winner

Tuesday, April 24th

Let The Right One In by John Ajvide Lindqvist adapted by Jack Thorne
presented by Barn Theatre Club

An amateur performance by arrangement with Marla Rubin Productions

Based on the Swedish novel and film by John Ajvide Lindqvist, this chilling vampire myth is strangely engaging.

It tells the story of Oskar, a lonely, bullied teenager from a broken home and Eli, the troubled girl who moves in next door and is compelled to fill an eternal emptiness.

The pair become firm friends. When a series of brutal killings take place in the neighbourhood the two misfits make a deep connection, sensing in each other a kindred spirit. But the shocking truth about Eli tests Oskar's loyalty and love beyond all imaginable limits in this chilling tale of loneliness, love and legend. Not for the faint hearted!

Some strong language and lots of blood!

Awarded the Ted Harden Rose Bowl for Runner-Up
Awarded the Roy Seamen Hart for Stage Presentation

Wednesday, April 25th

Feel by James Lewis
presented by Proforca Theatre Company

"One day, maybe even tomorrow, and maybe only once, I want to wake up and feel it. Feel like today is the day when I'm not going to feel so bloody awful and alone all the time ..."

Jamie and Naomi collide on a weekend that will cause them to question everything they ever thought they knew about themselves. Nick meets Karen and their lives will never be the same again.

In a world where love can be swiped on a whim and the path of your whole life is determined by the delay of just one train, is there ever the right time to say what you really feel?

Proforca Theatre Company presents This new piece of writing making its debut in Spring 2018 is about a search for fulfilment, second-hand love and the hope of one day becoming something better than you are. Because sometimes, to follow your heart you have to give it away to someone else.

Feel is written by James Lewis, directed by David Brady and features original Music written for this production by Jason Baker.

Contains strong language and adult themes.

Thursday, April 26th

Proof by David Auburn
presented by Heath Players

An amateur performance by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

One of the most acclaimed plays of recent times, it explores the link between genius and insanity. Catherine, the daughter of a brilliant and ground-breaking mathematician, is haunted by her father's past and the shadow of her own future. When her father's genius slips away he leaves behind a mystery. As she struggles with her doubts Catherine also has to contend with her overbearing sister and the attentions of one of her father's students.

What is it that she has to prove, both to herself and others?

Friday, April 27th

Bullshot Crummond by Ron House, Diz White, John Neville-Andrews, Alan Shearman and Derek Cunningham
presented by The Players Theatre (Wales)

An amateur performance by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.

This parody of a low-budget 30s detective movie typifies British heroism at its dumbest.

The dashing Captain Hugh "Bullshot" Crummond - (WWI ace fighter pilot, Olympic athlete, racing driver, part-time sleuth and all round spiffing chap) - must save the world from Count Otto von Bruno, his ambiguous relation Lenya Von Bruno, and their dastardly plan to ruin the international diamond market by kidnapping Professor Fenton and, of course, win the heart of a jolly nice young lady, Miss Rosemary Fenton (the professor's daughter).

Much of the play's humour comes from its audacious (and intentionally failed) efforts to recreate film effects on stage.

Awarded the Tony Bentley Tankard for Adjudicators Award
Awarded the Freston Salver for Audience Award

Saturday, April 28th

Foxfinder by Dawn King
presented by The Company of Players

An amateur performance by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

A gripping and unsettling parable, Foxfinder is a darkly comic exploration of belief, desire and responsibility, set in a world both strange and familiar.

William Bloor, a 'foxfinder', arrives at Sam and Judith Covey's farm to investigate a suspected contamination. He is driven by his education and beliefs to unearth and destroy an animal that threatens man's civilisation, and to remain free from its influence himself.

As his investigations proceed, the events that follow change the course of all their lives - for ever.....

*Followed by the presentation of the awards*

In extreme circumstances this programme may be subject to change without notice. Refunds on tickets will only be given if there is no performance.