Where the Hell is Bernard?

Sat 2 Mar • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre

Presented by Haste Theatre

In a world where no one plays, no one questions and no one ever leaves, four women work in an office high above the city to anonymously return lost items. Everything runs like clockwork – until one day a box mysteriously bounces back…

As the women embark on a mission that takes them out of the city and out of their comfort zones, they unwittingly find themselves with the future of humanity in their hands.

Mixing magical visuals, movement, live song and clown, award-winning company Haste Theatre create a darkly comic warning for the future.

‘Brave, bizarre, magical’ – A Younger Theatre

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Antigone na h’Eireann

Sat 9 Mar • 7:30pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre

By James Beagon

Presented by Aulos Productions

Following a sell-out Edinburgh Fringe run, this new Northern Irish adaptation of the myth comes to the South West for the first time.

A hard-border Brexit has severed Ireland in two. Driven by faith to resurrect the IRA, Annie battles to bring her family the honour they deserve. In the shadow of her father and the memory of the Disappeared, faith, family and factions collide.

A fresh take on the story by multi award-winning writer James Beagon, inspired by Sophocles and other sources.

Essential viewing.”   ★★★★ ½  Manchester Theatre Awards 

Disturbingly true and honest and thought-provoking.” ★★★★ North West End

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Rouse, Ye Women

Mary Macarthur and the Women Chainmakers 

Wed 17 Apr • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre

A Folk Opera by Neil Gore and John Kirkpatrick

Presented by Townsend Theatre Productions

In 1910 the women chainmakers of Cradley Heath focussed the world’s attention on the plight of Britain’s low-paid women workers involved in the ‘home-working sweated industries’, hammering out chain-links in sheds in the backyards of their homes with their babies and children for 5 shillings (25p) for a 50-hour week.

Led by the charismatic union organiser and campaigner, Mary Reid Macarthur, hundreds of women laid down their tools to strike for a living wage.

The success of the ten-week strike more than doubled their earnings and helped to make the principle of a national minimum wage a reality.

Through rousing traditional songs and moving ballads, Townsend Theatre Productions reveals the horrors of sweated labour, Mary Macarthur’s stunning national campaign to expose the perpetrators of this appalling employment, the universal sympathy for the workers, the flood of donations, and the events that led to a final victory.

★★★★ ‘A powerful story, powerfully told.’ Clare Brennan, The Observer

Guardian Readers Top Favourite Shows 2017

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The Long Walk Back

Fri 19 Apr • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre

Written by Dougie Blaxland

Presented by RoughHouse Theatre and Live Wire Theatre

Based on real live events, The Long Walk Back tells the epic story of an international sporting star’s catastrophic fall from grace. England cricketing all-rounder Chris Lewis enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame and fortune in the 1990s. Playing 85 Tests and One Day Internationals for England he seemed on the verge of greatness when he was named England’s International Cricketer of The Year in 1994.

Within months of his cricketing career ending, however, his life lay in ruins when he was sentenced to 13 years in prison for smuggling cocaine into the UK.

Beginning with his arrest at Gatwick Airport in 2008 and an attempted suicide on his first night in custody, The Long Walk Back charts the extraordinary journey that took Lewis from the brink of despair to a profound moral awakening.

There will be a post-show Q&A session with Chris Lewis and RoughHouse Theatre Director Shane Morgan.

Further details: www.roughhousetheatre.com

“Brimming with charisma and honesty” The Stage on When The Eye Has Gone

“Compelling” The Telegraph on When The Eye Has Gone

“Entertaining, thought-provoking and far transcends the rugby field.” British Theatre Guide on Hands Up For Jonny Wilkinson’s Right Boot

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