THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
Music & Lyrics by William Finn
Book by Rachel Sheinkin
Directed by KATE BENNETT
21st - 26th January 2019
Six awkward spelling champions learn that winning (and losing) isn't everything. Winner of the Tony and the Drama Desk Awards for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humour. Featuring a fast-paced, wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is an unforgettable experience. An eclectic group of six youngsters vie for the spelling championship of a lifetime. While candidly disclosing hilarious and touching stories from their home lives, they spell their way through a series of (potentially made-up) words, hoping never to hear the soul-crushing, life un-affirming "ding" of the bell that signals a spelling mistake. Six spellers enter; one speller leaves! A riotous ride, complete with audience participation.
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Directed by GILL LAMBOURN
10th - 15th June 2019
Set in an Oldham pub on the day in 1965 when hanging is abolished in the UK, Harry the landlord and retired hangman nurtures a deep-seated jealousy and resentment for Albert Pierrepoint, famed as the last and most prolific hangman. Throw into the mix a somewhat plain and innocent teenage daughter and an intriguing and slightly scary but strangely attractive stranger and the scene is set for Harry and his drinking pals to endure a day to be remembered for all the wrong reasons. To quote the Telegraph “this play is pitch perfect – perhaps line by line the funniest play London has seen for years” and The Times “Martin McDonagh did not invent black comedy but is certainly perfecting it.”
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THE 39 STEPS
By Patrick Barlow
Directed by TONY HUDSON
1st - 6th April 2019
Based on John Buchan's classic novel and Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, this hilarious comedy stars just four actors who play 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun. The 39 Steps is a mix of a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This two-time Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters, handcuffs, missing fingers, and some good old-fashioned romance!
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