Company · Hambleton Productions
Production · Steptoe and Son by Ray Galton and Alan Simpson. Adapted by John Hewer
Date · 24 March 2018
Albert and Harold; father and son. One proclaims he’s “a poor old man” while the other protests that actually he’s “a dirty old man!” In actual fact, both are telling the truth. These two warring rag-and-bone-men, in their Shepherd’s Bush scrapyard home, became household a favourite. for entire generations throughout the 60s and 70s and still they continue to entertain audiences today. Now it’s time to relive some of their finest misadventures through this brand new production marking fifty-five years since the show’s first ever broadcast.
Steptoe and Son
Company · Robin Hood Theatre Company
Production · Single Spies by Alan Bennett
Date · 17 to 21 April 2018
Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Comedy. Espionage, interrogation and double-lives are explored in these two award-winning plays.

With his customary wit and observation Alan Bennett delves into the world of espionage, forgery and double-lives.

In her dressing room in a Moscow theatre, actress Coral Browne receives an inebriated visitor, a familiar, upper-class Englishman. An invitation slipped under her door later reveals her visitor to be disgraced spy Guy Burgess. She is invited to dine at his Moscow flat armed only with the instruction to “bring a tape measure”.... Funny and engaging, An Englishman Abroad explores the fascinating world of a British double-agent as he comes to terms with his new life in exile.

A Question of Attribution follows Anthony Blunt, revered Art Historian and Surveyor of the Queen’s pictures who accidently encounters the Queen whilst trying to replace her much-loved Titian painting. A sharp and dangerous exchange of wits ensues, but will he reveal to her what would later be revealed to the world - that the man who worked in the heart of her household was also a Soviet spy? A sharp, pithy play that explores the murky shadows that lurk behind even the most familiar of facades.
Single Spies
Company · Family Connections
Production · Sounds of the 60's & 70's
Date · 19 May 2018
A musical tribute to the 60's and 70's performed by brother and sister duo Family Connections, Newark and District Community Singers, and The Claypole School Choir.
60's & 70's
Company · Robin Hood Theatre Company
Production · The Ghost Train by Arnold Ridley
Date · 19 to 23 June 2018
Inspired to write this play in 1923 after becoming stranded overnight at Mangotsfield railway station, it took Arnold Ridley, English actor and playwright, only one week to write The Ghost Train.
The play ran for over a year and sold out in its original London theatrical run. It is now regarded as a modern classic.

The plot revolves around a party of assorted railway travellers, who find themselves stranded in the waiting room of an isolated country station in the evening.
The Station Master tries to get them to leave the site as he is closing the station for the night.
They are all reluctant to leave due to the lack of alternative accommodation for several miles, but are warned that if they remain they may be in danger from the supernatural spectre of an old railway carriage train - the ghost of one that was fatally wrecked in the locality several years before.
He tells them that it sometimes haunts the particular line they are now on and can bring death upon all those who set eyes upon it. Incredulous of his story they still refuse to leave, and he departs leaving them facing a night on the station……
The Ghost Train