CHOICE OR CHANCE
by Molière, translated by Christopher Hampton
Director: Steve Fitzpatrick
Cast: Paul Botly, Steve Fitzpatrick, Dominique Gerrard, Lisa Gordon-clark, Paul Hotly, Simon Thomas, Megan Whelan, Peter Whelan, Graham Williams
FAITH, HOPE AND CHARITY
by Odon von Horvath, translated by Christopher Hampton
Director: Michael Gerrard
Cast: Peter Gardiner, Anne Gerrard, Nikki Gerrard, David Hovatter, John Kearns, Mike Langridge, Roland Scarce, Lynn Scrivener, Paul Vincent, Sue West
by Eduardo de Filippo
Director: Michael Langridge
To coincide with our production of Saturday, Sunday, Monday, we present another rich comedy by the same author, last seen in London in 1977 with a cast led by Joan Plowright and Colin Blakely, directed by Franco Zeffirelli.
After twenty-five years of living together, Domenico is tricked into a 'deathbed marriage' with Filumena after she discovers that he plans to marry a much younger woman. When Domenico realises he has been duped he tries to annul the marriage. But he underestimates the determination of Filumena, who has some startling revelations up her sleeve.
A MAN WITH CONNECTIONS
by Alexander Gelman
Director: Mary Davies
Cast: Julia Cooke, Ian Harris, John Turner
OFFENDING THE AUDIENCE
by Peter Handke
Director: Simon Thomas
Cast: Antonia Cavendish, Judy Lane, Anne Sawbridge, Simon Thomas
ONE FOR THE ROAD
Director: Kelvin West
Cast: Nigel Lawrence, Fiona Nicholson, Wendy Smith, Piers Whibley
by Harold Pinter
Director: Brian Ingram
Pinter's first stage play, The Room, contains all the hallmarks of his style: ambiguity of intention, failure of communication, menace from outside. Yet, while this last is certainly present, this play was initially dubbed 'The Comedy of Menace' and it is the comic aspects of the play that director Brian Ingram intends to explore in this Reading.
While the menace lies in the plot, the comedy stems from the characters and in what they know and think they know. It is through their inability to 'know' that Pinter creates the menace and from this ignorance comedy is born.
by Alan Ayckbourn
Director: Barbara Neville
It is Christmas Eve in the home of Neville and Belinda Bunker and the relatives are gathered for the festivities. But anyone accustomed to the Ayckbourn view of family life can be sure that Christmas in the Bunker household holds more than a few blackly comic moments. The presents are wrapped, Belinda is trimming the tree, Phyllis is creating havoc in the kitchen prior to collapsing in an alcoholic stupor, while her husband is unpacking the trappings of his latest puppet show. And into their midst walks the unsuspecting Clive ...
THE VIKINGS OF HELGELAND
by Henrik Ibsen
Director: David Gowman
Cast: John Davey, Amy Finegan, Robin Ingram, John Turner, Margaret Turner, Sue West, David Wheatley
OBSERVE THE SONS OF ULSTER MARCHING TOWARDS THE SOMME
by Frank McGuinness
Director: Joe Campbell
The story of eight men who volunteer to serve in the 36th (Ulster) Division at the beginning ot World War I, this play reaches its climax at the start of the Battle of the Somme.
by Michael Law
Director: Simon Thomas
Cast: Peter and Ffrangcon Whelan