When We Dead Awaken & Figures on a Ground

Fri 9 & Sat 10 Sep • 7:30pm • Full £12 Concs £10 • Community Theatre

By Henrik Ibsen & Jeremy Gibson
Presented by made-for-the-stage 

The first performances of a double-bill of linked plays on the theme of lost loves.

A new version of Ibsen’s last (and little known) play, When We Dead Awaken, created by Jeremy Gibson, is followed by his own new play Figures on a Ground which echoes the themes and characters of Ibsen’s play in a modern setting.

A sculptor meets – quite by chance – a lost love of his youth and they begin to rekindle their passion…  a poet sits in his garden remembering his lost love and ‘conjures’ her up to re-visit their past… but will either of these encounters lead to ‘awakenings’?

“A remarkable piece of work”  On Jeremy Gibson’s The Songs I Had 

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. This levy applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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Jessica Fostekew: Wench

Wed 14 Sep • 7:30pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Comedy

Presented by Little Wander

A show about sexy things (awkward), private things (oh no) and a woman trying to sit on the face of time to keep it still (hot, right?).

You’ve seen Jess on Live at the ApolloQI and on Harry Hill’s Clubnite amongst other TV shows. She’s a regular co-host of The Guilty Feminist Podcast, the host and creator of The Hoovering Podcast and you hear her regularly on BBC R4’s News Quiz and Now Show
Jess was nominated for the Dave Edinburgh Comedy Award – Best Show 2019 with her last show Hench, and she won Best Show and Best Breakthrough Act in the Chortle Awards 2020.

Age guidance: 16+

Photo by Matt Stronge

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. This levy applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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Martin Stephenson

Thu 15 Sep • 8pm • Full £16.50 Concs £14.50 • Music

Martin Stephenson is one of Britain’s best-loved musicians. As a solo artist and with his band, The Daintees, he has produced over 40 albums
and played thousands of concerts.

Stephenson’s live performances are an exuberant tour-de-force, combining heart-in-your-mouth intimacy with playful humour and warm self-deprecation. He is a unique, engaging, spontaneous, and talented performer.

During lockdown,  a close-knit online family community  blossomed in response to his heartfelt, spontaneous, informal, and supportive gigs from home. Friendships were forged that continue to this day.

Martin’s albums (and other merch)  are available via: www.daintees.bandcamp.com
Further info can be found on the website: www.daintees.co.uk

Singer/songwriter Carolyn McGoldrick hails from Cumbernauld, Glasgow. Carolyn has travelled extensively honing her craft, performing and recording with various bands (including TRAVIS) and producers as well as writing for other artists in genres which include soul, pop, country, blues and rock. Her influences are many, but most importantly Carole King, Michael Franti, and of course Martin Stephenson. Carolyn will be bringing a refreshing and raw take on her original tunes with just vocals and guitar. A powerful and sweet, soulful singer.

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. This levy applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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Colin Hoult: The Death of Anna Mann

Fri 16 Sep • 8pm • Full £14 • Comedy

Presented by Berk’s Nest in association with United Agents

Anna Mann is back! The acclaimed actress, singer & welder (gotta have a back up) returns after five long years to tell the incredible story of her life in the arts in this: her final hour.

Visceral, real and achingly brave, Colin Hoult (After Life, Netflix) presents a hilarious meditation on life, death and literally everything in between. You will leave screaming “f*** off I love it!”

★★★★ “Funnier than almost all other shows at this year’s fringe” The Telegraph
★★★★ “Deliciously funny” The Times
★★★★ The Scotsman
★★★★ Time Out

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. This levy applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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Prue Leith: Work In Progress

Tue 20 & Wed 21 Sep • 8pm • Full £15 • Comedy

Join Prue Leith as she prepares her first ever one woman show.

This work-in-progress show will tell her wonderful,  surprising and often hilarious story from growing up in Africa to being the judge on the world’s biggest TV baking show and being made a Dame of the British Empire.

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. This levy applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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Nelly – A Folk Musical

Thu 22 Sep • 7:30pm • Full £15 Concs £7.50 • Professional Theatre

Written by Graham Hopkins

What a story … Nell Gwynne – born into poverty – ended up being the most famous woman of her day. Fish hawker, orange seller and leading comedy actress. Known to history as the mistress of a king. But – and this is the point – she was (whisper it) funny. And how. Samuel Pepys called her “pretty witty Nell”.

We have cracking songs written for Nelly by Jo Freya, Robb Johnson, Reg Meuross, Lucy Ward, Boff Whalley and Dave Wilson (Winter Wilson).

It’s said the whole world knows Nell Gwynne. Our play tries to show you why.

Strong language (who wants weak language?!)

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. This levy applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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Buzzing

Fri 23 Sep • 8pm • Full £14 Concs £12 • Professional Theatre

Written & performed by Debbie Bird  
Directed by Mark Farrelly (Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope

Julie, 50, is divorced and searching for her sex life. Sharing her experiences with raw humour and engaging honesty she introduces us to the range of characters who help (hinder) her attempted transition into an empowered C21st woman.

“Carries a message that needs to be heard by everyone, especially those for whom older women are cougars, or irrelevant, or your mum.” British Theatre Guide

“We cry with her, we laugh with her and, most importantly, we feel with her” The Spy in the Stalls  

Age Guidance: 14+
Contains strong language & sexual references
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The Father, The Son and the Unholy F**kboys

Wed 28 Sep • 8pm • Full £10 Concs £8 • Professional Theatre

By His Terecomy
Written by Alex Ricou


A Hilarious Detox from Toxic Masculinity in Film

His Terectomy is obsessed with film. The cinematic artistry, the pomp of premiers, the sweet and salty taste of popcorn. But His has noticed something that is less than savoury – or sweet – about films. So many iconic movies have been tainted by something His Terectomy absolutely cannot abide – toxic masculinity. His has had enough. It’s time to change the cinematic narrative.

The Father, The Son and the Unholy F**kboys will take you on a journey to debunk how men are portrayed in film and how we can make the world of cinema a more fabulous place.

With supporting drag acts from Alexandra Wollacott as Dwayne Pipe & Holly Leggett as Tag L’iatelle.

Contains strong language and discusses themes of a sensitive nature, including discrimination, toxic masculinity and sexism.

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. This levy applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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Jordan Brookes: This Is Just What Happens

Thu 29 Sep • 8pm • Full £14 • Comedy

What do you do when the end of the world finally comes, and you realise it’s going to happen slowly and boringly? No sudden meteor strike. No thrilling zombie apocalypse. Just a gradual ebbing away of life as you knew it. Do you fight to fix things before it gets worse, dedicating your life to making the world around you better? Nah! You close your curtains, hunker down and fixate over something shitty someone said to you in 2019.

The longest reining Edinburgh Comedy Award Winner is back with a new show! As seen on Late Night Mash (Dave), Jonathan Ross’ Comedy Club (ITV), and his own stand up special coming soon to Amazon Prime.

★★★★★“Another exhilarating Brookes show” The List
★★★★★
“masterful in his ability to hold the audience’s attention” The Skinny
★★★★“keeps hitting laughter buttons with precision” The Scotsman
★★★★ “oddly profound” Fest
“He’s happier than ever and raring to go” The Mirror

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. This levy applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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Andy Parsons - Work in Progress

Fri 30 Sep • 8pm • Full £12.50 Concs £10 • Comedy

Join Andy Parsons as he warms up for another national tour with this intimate airing of a brand new show.

As seen on Live at the Apollo & Mock the Week

“Coruscating live performer specialising in lacerating topical gags” The Independent

“Potent live performer… can nail a nonsense with beautiful economy of words” The Times

“Hysterical live show. Andy Parsons is on fire” The Mirror

Suitable for ages 14+

Please note that there is a theatre restoration levy of £1.50 per ticket. This levy applies to all transactions, whether made in person at our Box Office, by post or by phone, for all payment types. Telephone bookings incur an additional £1.80 booking fee per transaction.

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