Forthcoming shows

Don't Dress for Dinner - 11 April to 18 April

by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon

Directed by Alan Tanner

(A TOADS season production)

 

Bernard is planning a romantic weekend with his chic Parisian mistress in his charming converted French farmhouse, whilst his wife, Jacqueline, is away. He has arranged for a cordon bleu cook to prepare gourmet delights, and has invited his best friend, Robert, along too to provide the alibi. It’s foolproof; what could possibly go wrong? Well … suppose Robert turns up not realizing quite why he has been invited. Suppose Robert and Jacqueline are secret lovers, and consequently determined that Jacqueline will NOT leave for the weekend.

Private Lives - 9 May to 16 May

by Noel Coward

Directed by Ruth Bettesworth

(A TOADS season production)

 

Private Lives is one of the most sophisticated, entertaining plays ever written. Elyot and Amanda, once married and now honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel, meet by chance, reignite the old spark and impulsively elope. After days of being reunited, they again find their fiery romance alternating between passions of love and anger. Their aggrieved spouses appear and a roundelay of affiliations ensues as the women first stick together, then apart, and new partnerships are formed.

Billy Liar - 6 June to 13 June

by Willis Hall and Keith Waterhouse

Directed by Jessica Hunter

(A TOADS season production)

 

A teenager in a North Country town, Billy Fisher weaves a world of his own out of his day dreams. He is an incurable liar, idle and dishonest, and to escape from his dull job as an undertaker's clerk and his dreary domestic background he imagines himself in so many different situations that truth and fiction become hopelessly intermingled. His family is unable to understand or control him, though they realize that he is a good for nothing. The cast is completed by the three girls to whom he is simultaneously engaged. When he is given the chance to start a new life, he turns it down, preferring his dreams to reality.

 

The above play has replaced "You Never Can Tell" - Any patrons who have already booked tickets should contact Box Office if they wish to cancel. Otherwise all tickets issued shall be valid for this replacement.

The Grand Duke - 7 July to 11 July

by Gilbert and Sullivan

(Torbay G&S Society production)

 

When Ludwig becomes Grand Duke for the day he finds himself with more wives than he knows how to cope with! With Sullivan's fine music and Gilbert's witty dialogue the opera is a romping entertainment with farcical scenes and ridiculous situations.