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

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 · Hambledon Productions
Production · Dracula One Bloody Fang After Another by John Hewer
Date · 6 November 2020
Hambledon Productions are excited to announce a second tour of their new hit comedy, written and performed by John Hewer.

It’s 1897 in Whitby, England and a haunting, paranormal fore has gripped the town. The young Lucy Westenra is taken ill and psychiatrist Dr. Seward calls on his mentor Professor Van Helsing for his advice. The Professor has a perplexing diagnosis – Lucy carries all the symptoms of a vampire’s latest victim. So begins a frenzied stab at trying to uncloak Count Dracula as the vampire in their midst. Sadly, it gets quite “midsty” in Whitby at times…

Bram Stoker’s immortal horror story is given an affectionate lampooning in their physical, riotous comedy. Now, it is truly horrific.
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