Fri 18 - Sat 19 Oct 2019
London Suite by Neil Simon
Mon 21 - Sat 26 Oct 2019
100 by Neil Monaghan, Christopher Heimann and Diene Petterie
Thu 24 - Sat 26 Oct 2019
My Husband's Nuts by Devon Williamson
Sat 16 - Sat 23 Nov 2019
Rumours By Neil Simon
Tue 19 - Sat 23 Nov 2019
Diamonds are For Trevor by Simon Tytherleigh and Roger Mortimer, adapted by Helena Gomm
Sat 23 - 30 Nov 2019
The Wizard of Oz - the pantomime by Emma Houldershaw and Samantha Cartwright
Mon 2 - Sat 7 Dec 2019
Flint Street Nativity by Tim Firth
Tue 3 - Sat 7 Dec 2019
Shush by Elaine Murphy
Fri 10 - Sat26 Jan 2020
Camelot the Panto by Ben Crocker
Fri 17 - Sat 26 Jan 2020
Atlantis - The Panto by Paul Reakes
Fri 25 Jan - Sun 2 Feb 2020
Ghosts By Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Richard Eyre
Friday 18th to Saturday 19th October 2019
by Neil Simon
Directed by Richard Cox
A suite of comedies set in the same suite of a deluxe London hotel
> In Settling Accounts, the suite is occupied by a drunk writer who is holding his long-time business manager, caught absconding with his money, at gunpoint.
> A widow and her daughter take over the suite in Going Home. At the daughter's insistence, mother spends her last evening in London with a rich Scotsman...
> In The Man on the Floor, a married couple lose their Wimbledon tickets - and are about to lose their suite to Kevin Costner who absolutely must have it now.
> The evening ends with Diana and Sidney: an Oscar-winning actress and her bisexual ex-husband meet for the first time since divorcing years ago.
Tickets £12 / Concessions £10.50 / Group ticket available - NO BOOKING FEES
Monday 21st to Saturday 26th October 2019
by Neil Monaghan, Christopher Heimann and Diene Petterie
From the void!
Alex, Ketu, Sophie and Nia find themselves in a mysterious void unsure of where they are and what is happening, until the 'Guide' appears. They have in fact died and the Guide advises them that, in order to leave the void, they are required to choose one single memory from their life to live and re-live for eternity; they must do this within an hour. It turns out that selecting that one memory, a memory that defines them as a person, is not as easy as it may seem and each of them has a couple of attempts to identify one.
The concept revolves around the concept of death being the final 'stop' and the way near death experiences make you re-evaluate your life - it also uses elements of 'magical realism' similar to that seen in the work of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It was developed using improvisation before being put down on paper and performed, to good reviews, at the Edinburgh Festival in 2002. What makes the play even more interesting and challenging is that the cast are required to create the sets and sound effects themselves.
Be prepared for an evening of fast moving, physical and thought provoking theatre.
Thursday 24th to Saturday 26th October 2019
Chameleon Theatre presents
My Husband's Nuts
by Devon Williamson
Barbara's husband Jack is missing. Jack, a local farmer and living legend in the community, is due to open the County Fair in three days' time. When he finally returns he is a nervous wreck, convinced he is someone else. Barbara's husband is nuts.
With just days to go, she has only three people she can trust to help restore Jack's mind. Can it be done without medical help... or common sense?
Saturday 16th to Saturday 23rd November 2019
Chesil Theatre presents
By Neil Simon
The master of modern farce takes a group of well-heeled Home Counties party-goers and plunges them into a crazy masquerade, where a scandal must be avoided at all cost. The essential comedic elements are all present from mistaken identity to doomed deceptions, masterly inventions to brilliant one-liners. The mad-cap plot twists and turns before careering closer to its hilarious ending.
Tuesday 19th to Saturday 23rd November 2019
Cheriton Players presents
Diamonds are For Trevor
by Simon Tytherleigh and Roger Mortimer, adapted by Helena Gomm
A Bond spoof, Cheriton Players’ autumn production will involve a mixture of filmed material and stage acting, thus breaking new ground for us and an exciting challenge for cast and crew!
HM the Queen and one of her corgis, Tinky Winky, have been abducted, and MI6 have received a ransom video from an anonymous kidnapper with a suspiciously familiar mop of strange orange hair. Unless the Koh-i-Noor diamond is handed over, the Queen and the corgi are toast. This is clearly a job for Bond, but 007 is out on the tiles and his phone is answered by his hapless brother Trevor, who has always fancied having a go at this secret agent business. There are car chases, underwater scenes (just about) and the villains’ lair is blown up just as Trevor hustles Queen and corgi to freedom.
Saturday 23rd to 30th November 2019
The Wizard of Oz - the pantomime
by Emma Houldershaw and Samantha Cartwright
Performed by arrangement with Spotlight Publications
Copythorne Amateur Theatrical Society will be treading the boards again this autumn, this time with a pantomime version of the ever popular ‘Wizard of Oz’. All the usual characters and things are there- Dorothy, Tin man, Lion, Aunt Em, the Wizard, a witch or two – and, oh yes, some giggly little munchkins and a pair of magic shoes. Come and follow them down the yellow brick road to Emerald City.
Our performances? We’re performing in Copythorne Parish Hall on Saturday 23rd November at 7.30pm, Sunday 24th at 2pm and again the following Saturday, the 30th at 2pm and 7.30 pm.
Come and see our cowardly lion become a little braver, scarecrow get a brain and tin man obtain a heart. It would be nice to see you.
Tickets: £8 adults, £5 under 16 or family ticket £22 (2 adults and 2 children £22) available from our Box Office (02380 813810) or from Bartley PO, Bramshaw Stores and Landford Village Stores
Monday 2nd to Saturday 7th December 2019
Flint Street Nativity
by Tim Firth
Now Children, Nativity costumes ready?
The story of sweet, charming seven year olds and the production of their Christmas show. The children include a psychopath who wants to be Mary, a mafia boss who terrifies all the boys and a shepherd who knows where babies come from – and you moo a lot.”
Add “Mrs Horrocks is very keen which is more than you can say for the children (except Mary and the Narrator, obviously).
They are in their classroom because of the newts in the hall. (Don’t ask).
Don’t miss The Flint Street Nativity, the Maskers’ Christmas show (with carols, mince pies and mulled wine obviously).
Tuesday 3rd to Saturday 7th December 2019
by Elaine Murphy
A RAODS Greenroom Production
A funny and insightful glimpse into the power of female
Five women with five different stories on a girls' night in to remember. It's Breda's birthday, but life's not been going according to plan of late and she's in no mood to celebrate. Her friends, however, have other ideas...
'A truly gorgeous paean to the power of female friendship... bittersweet, poignant, and side-splittingly funny'.
Friday 10th to Saturday 26th January 2020
Camelot the Panto
by Ben Crocker
A RAODS Production
A madcap twist on one of the English speaking world’s best loved legends.
Journey back in time for this madcap medieval romp! Will Prince Arthur get to save the beautiful Guinevere from the wicked Morgan le Fay? Will Merlin discover the secret of eternal youth - and why is a Teddy Bear in love with King Uther?
To find out, join us for this crazy, fun filled adventure!
Friday 17th to Saturday 26th January 2020
Chameleon Theatre presents
Atlantis - The Panto
by Paul Reakes
When Surpia, the Sorceress, invades the fabulous undersea kingdom of Atlantis, she is annoyed to find that the baby Princess Coral has been taken away to safety. After searching for twenty years, she finds her in the seaside village of Portaloo, where Coral has been adopted by Florrie Flotsam as her daughter, Faye.
When Surpia kidnaps Faye, Florrie and her family, together with the handsome Lord Valentine (who has fallen in love with Faye) and Captain Capstan, set sail to rescue her. Surpia uses all her evil powers to thwart them but somehow the motley crew manage to evade the perils.
A fantasy adventure story, full of thrills, laughter and songs.
Friday 25th January to Sunday 2nd February 2020
Chesil Theatre presents
By Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Richard Eyre
Suspended in an emotional void after the death of her cruel but outwardly charming husband, Helene Alving is determined to escape the ghosts of her past by telling her son the truth about his father; but is it already too late?