Company · Robin Hood Theatre Company
Production · Relatively Speaking by Alan Ayckbourn
Date · 26 to 30 January 2021
plus a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm
Relatively Speaking was Ayckbourn’s first play and West End hit, which launched him to fame, establishing him as one of the UK’s most performed playwrights.

It's a comedy of misunderstanding involving two couples, one young and co-habiting and one older, married and fraught.

When inexperienced Greg finds a pair of strange slippers under the bed, he decides to follow his girlfriend, thinking she is visiting her parents.

What follows is classic Ayckbourn, a hilarious combination of twists, turns and confusion, plus a smattering of infidelity.
Relatively Speaking
Company · Argent Theatre Company
Production · Perks Of The Job by Val Wilson
Date · 17 to 19 March 2021
Wedded bliss could be running smoother for our hapless hero Martin and his estate agent wife Rebecca. Hampered in their home improvement plans Martin takes drastic/ingenious actions with unexpected consequences!

This World Premiere is written by Val Wilson, daughter of RHTs iconic artistic director Jose King. Val has taken inspiration from the legendary farce masters Ray Cooney and Eric Chappell and captured all the ingredients necessary for another entertaining evening from award-winning Argent Theatre.

Carer tickets: this company is committed to supporting FREE companion tickets.

Please telephone the Box Office for more details and to book your tickets.
Perks of the Job
Company · Robin Hood Theatre Company
Production · Breaking The Code by Hugh Whitemore
Date · 20 to 24 April 2021
plus a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm
CAN MACHINES THINK? IS IT POSSIBLE TO BUILD A MACHINE THAT THINKS FOR ITSELF?

In the leafy surroundings of Bletchley Park at the height of the Second World War, a brilliant young mathematician called Alan Turing was working away at a problem. The creation of a machine. A machine that would crack the German Enigma code and win Britain the war.

In the aftermath of victory, Turing arrived in Manchester with an even bigger task in mind – the development of the modern computer. It would be a task he left unfinished, publicly humiliated and destroyed by the revelation of his sexuality and prosecution for indecency.

Hugh Whitemore’s classic play intertwines an account of Turing’s most heroic hour with the story of his betrayal and neglect by the nation he had helped in its darkest hour.

"Dr Alan Turing was a remarkable man. His actions saved countless lives. He also left a remarkable national legacy through his substantial scientific achievements, often being referred to as the father of modern computing. A pardon from the Queen is a fitting tribute to an exceptional man." David Cameron Prime Minister

Please do not miss the amazing story of the man voted ‘greatest person of the 20th Century’ and next year the face of the new £50 note.
Breaking The Code
Company · Stroke of Genius Theatre Company
Production · The Waiting Room by Carolyn Drury and Cliffe McCardle
Date · 11 to 15 May 2021
This is an affectionate look at the National Health Service with special reference to Suningsby Surgery which, like the NHS in general, has its share of problems.

Too many patients and not enough doctors for a start. The Practice Manager keeps trying to bridge the gap by employing Nurses with so-called special skills and a Pharmacist who keeps trying to cut down everyone’s pills. The patients aren’t happy even though the Receptionists have had special training in how to smile and be pleasant to people.

The Doctors are an interesting bunch and enjoy their work, most of the time. They are always busy and have learnt how to deal with the large assortment of characters they meet each day. The genuinely ill, the hypochondriacs, the pensioners and the babies, all human life is here. They have all done their share of waiting: waiting on the phone to speak to someone, waiting for an appointment, waiting to see the doctor and waiting to go on a waiting list. Now we all know where the word ‘patient’ comes from!
The Waiting Room
Company · Robin Hood Theatre Company
Production · The Vicar of Dibley by Richard Curtis & Paul Mayhew-Archer
Date · 15 to 19 June 2021
plus a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm
An adaptation of the award winning classic BBC TV show, The Vicar of Dibley, written by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer. Adapted and Directed by Cavan McLaughlin.

The story follows the lives of the somewhat eccentric parishioners of the country village of Dibley, and their vicar the Rev. Geraldine Granger.

When the New Vicar arrives in the small, conservative village of Dibley, there is quite a stir. Rather then the traditional Anglican Church representative they get "a babe with a bob and heaving bosoms". Geraldine Granger is not quite what the villagers expected. But it doesn’t take her long to win over the hearts of the eccentric locals. This is the heart warming and hilarious story of how a group of villagers become a family who stand together to overcome any challenge.

Adapted for stage and bringing to life everyone's favourite Parish council, using the original text from the first session of the BBC production.
The Vicar of Dibley
Company · Newark Amateur Operatic Society
Production · Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Date · 12 to 16 October 2021
plus a Saturday matinee at 2.30pm
Based on the 1994 popular movie of the same name, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert follows the journey of two drag queens, Tick and Adam, and a transgender woman, Bernadette, as they travel across Australia in their bus, named Priscilla. Tick has been asked to perform at a hotel in Alice Springs by his estranged wife, Marion. Taking Adam and Bernadette along with him, the trio drive from Sydney to the remote resort town in the middle of the desert. Tick tells his companions that the trip is a favour to his wife, from whom he is separated, but does not reveal that he also has an 8-year-old son he does not know, but who now wants to meet his father. As they head west, Tick, Adam and Bernadette learn to accept and support each other, whilst encountering a number of strange and colourful characters. After experiencing violent homophobic threats, Adam is forced to realise that not everyone is accepting of his flamboyant lifestyle, whilst Bernadette opens up to the possibility of love again following the death of her husband. Upon reaching Alice Springs, Tick finally meets his son, Benjamin, who accepts his father’s homosexuality and drag queen persona. The trio perform at the resort and realise that they have forged a bond that will last forever. Full of well-known pop songs and supported by three divas, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert is a flamboyant, funny, disco-fuelled musical that gets the audience up on their feet.
Priscilla