Forthcoming shows

Season 2020/2021 - Bookings open 1 July 2020

TOADS Season Guide 2020-21
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Cranford at Christmas - 7 to 12 December 2020

(performances 7.30pm - 12 December 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm)

By Laura Turner, based on the Cranford Stories by Elizabeth Gaskell

Directed by Jill Pettigrew

(A TOADS season production)


Deep in the frosty English countryside, chestnuts are roasting and carols are being sung as the folk of Cranford busily prepare for Christmas. Join Miss Pole, Miss Matty and Mrs Jamieson as they warm their frozen hands on cups of cocoa and bedeck the houses with holly and mistletoe. But beyond this cosy hubbub of festivity, and when disaster strikes, the community must unite to keep the spirit of Christmas alive. A heart-warming tale of charity and goodwill to all women and men to celebrate the most magical time of year.

Bedroom Farce - 11 to 16 January 2021

(performances 7.30pm - 16 January 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm)

By Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by John Pierce

(A TOADS season production)


Bedroom Farce takes place in the bedrooms of three married couples during one, long night. Ernest and Delia are celebrating their wedding anniversary after many, many years of marriage; Malcolm and Kate are gearing up to host a party in their new ‘love nest’; while Nick and Jan are trying to cope with Nick’s recent back injury which has left him stuck in bed while Jan goes to Malcolm and Kate’s party without him. Each couple’s relationship has its problems and they are all tested when Trevor and Susannah’s dysfunctional, volatile marital issues are inflicted upon them... in their own bedrooms! Leaving a wave of destruction behind them.

The Bully Wee Band - 29 January 2021

(performance 7.30pm)

Tickets: £15 (no concessions)


Bully Wee Band return to Devon after a gap of a few years for their Annual reunion. With local boy Colin Reece (vocals and guitar), Ian Cutler from Feast of Fiddles (fiddle, keyboard and vocals), Jim Yardley (vocals, mandolin and whistles) and Fergus Feely (vocals and mandocello) this dynamic band perform traditional and original songs and tunes with a hint of witty banter thrown in, making every year a show not to be missed.

The Brothers Grimm Spectaculathon - 10 to 13 February 2021

(performances 7.30pm)

By Don Zolidis

Directed by Becky Dobson

Tickets: £9 (age 16 and under: £7)



The fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm are turned on their heads in this fast-paced, rollicking ride as two narrators and several actors attempt to combine all 209 stories ranging from classics like Snow White, Cinderella, and Hansel and Gretel to more bizarre, obscure stories like The Devil’s Grandmother and The Girl Without Hands. A wild, free-form comedy with lots of audience participation and madcap fun.

The Murder Room - 8 to 13 March 2021

(performances 7.30pm - 13 March 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm)

By Jack Sharkey

Directed by Alan Tanner

(A TOADS season production)


Surely murder cannot be this funny. Chaos and complications with secret panels, tunnels and trap doors and a secret love life?

Take A Chance On Us (ABBA Tribute) - 19 March 2021

(performance 7.30pm)

Tickets: £20 (no concessions)


After two great nights at the Little Theatre in 2019 Take A Chance On Us Abba Tribute are excited to be back again in 2021 “TAKE A CHANCE ON US!” is a fantastic show celebrating the music of ABBA. The Abba story continues to be written with the new film, themed restaurants, new songs, it never seems to loose its popularity and just keeps growing.This fully live 6 piece show includes dance routines costume changes, the band members encourage lots of audience participation, and it of course includes all the iconic Abba hits as well as a few surprises! The band members fantastic musicianship and energy onstage will ensure you have a fantastic night to remember. This high quality show has been regularly selling out venues so book early to avoid disappointment. Grab a boa and join us for some Abba madness!! Book with confidence!

Laying The Ghost - 12 to 17 April 2021

(performances 7.30pm - 17 April 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm)

By Simon Williams

Directed by Stephanie Austin

(A TOADS season production)


Margot Buchanan is a witty ex-actress in a retirement home. She is visited by a young actress who is having an affair with Leo, Margot’s ex husband. Leo arrives but suffers a fatal heart attack. Leo’s ghost appears, anxious to sort out matters between his women. But the ghost is only visible to Margot’s psychic friend, Freda. Chaotic hilarity ensues.

81st Torbay Music Festival - 30 April to 3 May 2021


Are you a musician? Or do you know one?
The Torbay Music Festival would love to hear from you!
We are a friendly festival who pride ourselves on the warm and encouraging environment we have created in which for you to perform and compete. Whatever your instrument, whatever your age we want you to come along and perform. All performers receive invaluable feedback from highly respected adjudicators, a certificate, and those who score really highly could even win themselves a medal and a trophy! Come and be part of something special.
                                                                                                               For more details please contact
                                                                                                               Chris Blurton, Music Chairman



The Ladykillers - 17 to 22 May 2021

(performances 7.30pm - 22 May 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm)

By Graham Linehan, based on the Ealing Comedy Film

Directed by Anna Reynolds

(A TOADS season production)


Mrs Wilberforce, a sweet little old lady, rents out a room in her lopsided house to Marcus, a professor of music. She is blissfully unaware that he is actually a maniacal criminal who is putting together a gang of misfits who will stop at nothing to commit the heist of their careers. Unable to think of a suitable final stage to their plan, Marcus decides to involve Mrs Wilberforce, unwittingly, as the perfect getaway ruse.

Ladies' Day - 14 to 19 June 2021

(performances 7.30pm - 19 June 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm)

By Amanda Whittington

Directed by Andrew Kenyon

(A TOADS season production)


Work, love and life are just one long hard slog for four fish filleting fillies. But their fortunes are set to change when Linda finds tickets to Ladies’ Day, the year Royal Ascot was moved to York Racecourse. Off come the hairnets, overalls and wellies as the four friends doll themselves up to the nines and head off to the races.


What's So Amazing About Grace - 30 June to 3 July 2021

(performances 7.30pm - 3 July 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm)

Based on the book by Philip Yancey, adapted by Neil Pugmire

Directed by Martin Harris


Unleashed present an unflinching and powerful production of the international bestseller considered to be Philip Yancey’s most personal and provocative book. This thought-provoking adaptation offers compelling, true portraits of grace’s life-changing power. Not suitable for under 12s.