Company · Robin Hood Theatre Company
Production · Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn
Date · 22-26 January 2019
Bedroom Farce takes place in the bedrooms of three married couples during one, long, long night. Ernest and Delia are celebrating their wedding anniversary after many, many years of marriage. Malcolm and Kate are gearing up to host a party in their new ‘love nest’; while Nick and Jan are trying to cope with Nick’s recent back injury which has left him stuck in bed while Jan goes to Malcolm and Kate’s party without him.

Each couple’s relationship has its problems but they are all tested when Trevor and Susannah’s dysfunctional, miserable marital issues are inflicted upon them….in their own bedrooms! Leaving a wave of destruction behind them as they lament on the state of their marriage, Trevor and Susannah ruffle beds, tempers, and routines to try and find their way back to each other.

Ayckbourn thought of the idea of using bedrooms after his success with The Norman Conquests when someone remarked that there weren't many rooms in a house left to visit, but in true Ayckbourn style he decided that in his bedrooms people would partake in neither sex nor sleep!

It is firmly entrenched in the 70's, with the idea of sardines on toast as a night-time treat, the novelty of flatpack furniture, and housewarming parties with a huge pile of coats on the bed. But mainly numerous telephone conversations on landlines, no Facebook or any other form of social media was available then!

Hilarious, touching, and fast paced, Bedroom Farce is vintage Ayckbourn at his best and one of his funniest plays. .
Bedroom Farce
Company · Hambleton Productions
Production · Summer Winos - Live!
Date · 8 March 2019
Hambledon Productions Proudly Present SUMMER WINOS LIVE! Two Men, Two Hundred and Ninety

Five Episodes, One Obsession…..

When does a fondness for a TV show become and obsession? Andrew and Bob’s gentle love of Lastof the Summer Wine quickly become a quest to watch all 295 episodes. In order. While visiting locations. Making films. Meeting the cast. Boozing with the writer. And, Ultimately, turning their passion into a show. But they’re not obsessed. Are they?
Sven years after embarking on the ‘Summer Winos’ quest, Andrew and Bob take to the stage to explain just how Last of the Summer Wine has taken over their lives, and what YOU can learn and love from the world’s longest running sitcom!

There will be dressing up, audience participation, overly earnest reminiscing, and brace yourself – kazoos*.

The show, which played to hundreds of appreciative fans at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, is the finest appreciation of a national institution.

*Bath not included.
Summer Winos
Company · Robin Hood Theatre Company
Production · The Government Inspector byNikolai Gogol, translated & adapted by Alistair Beaton
Date · 16-20 April 2019
An hilarious comedy about the corrupt officials of a small Russian town who react with terror to the news that an incognito inspector will soon be arriving in their town to investigate them. The flurry of activity to cover up their considerable misdeeds is interrupted by the report that a suspicious person has arrived two weeks previously from Saint Petersburg and is staying at the inn.
The Government Inspector
Company · Stroke of Genius Community Theatre Company
Production · Strike a Match by Carolyn Drury, Music & Lyrics by Cliff McArdle
Date · 14-18 May 2019
Olivia and Chas are in love. In fact Chas loves Olivia as much as he loves Bowcastle Rovers Football Club.

Chas’ Mother is delighted even if she is having sleepless nights worrying about her wedding outfit.
Olivia worries about her parents.

She knows that they probably won’t dislike Chas because of his humble background but her father is on the Board of Bowcastle United, the arch rivals of Chas’ beloved team.
Strike a Match
Company · Robin Hood Theatre Company
Production · Crown Matrimonial by Royce Ryton
Date · 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 June 2019
The fascinating story of Edward VIII’s abdication. Set in Marlborough House between 1936 and 1945, this powerful play focuses on the private family drama of Edward VIII and the Royal Family leading up to the abdication.

An engrossing and moving study of both a major constitutional crisis and an overwhelming issue of private and public conflict.
Crown Matrimonial