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TOADS Season 2019/2020
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The Wolves of Willoughby Chase - 12 to 15 February

(performances 7.30pm)

By Joan Aitken, adapted by Russ Tunney

Directed by Becky Dobson

(A Tadpoles youth production)


Things are looking up for orphan Sylvia. She’s just been invited to go and live with her rich cousin Bonnie at the family’s ancestral home of Willoughby Chase, yet things are not as they appear. When a horrid plan causes the girls to flee headfirst across wintery England, it isn’t just the adults’ clutches they must avoid... but the teeth of the wolves that surround them.

Deathtrap - 16 to 21 March

(performances 7.30pm - 21 March 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm)

By Ira Levin

Directed by Jill Pettigrew

(A TOADS season production)


An ingenious thriller with funny moments - Unknown dramatist Clifford Anderson has sent his new work to award-winning Broadway author Sidney Bruhl for comment - or has he? Without a success to his credit for some years, Sidney plots with his reluctant wife Myra about how best to plagiarise ‘Death Trap’, but when Clifford turns up to discuss the play with the ‘Master’ events take a sinister turn.

Alice in Wonderland - 28 March

(performances 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm)

Written and directed by Lee Redwood

Produced by Hot Rock Productions

Tickets £13 (over 60s £12, under 16s £9)


Panto time? Oh Yes It Is! Hot Rock Productions is excited to bring their Easter Pantomime to the Little Theatre, Torquay for the very first time! This fun-filled family show features stunning scenery, colourful costumes, toetapping songs and bucket loads of laughter. Join Alice as she falls down the rabbit hole and finds herself in the most peculiar place she’s ever seen! She’ll need to have her wits about her as the evil, but hilarious, Queen of Hearts is after the secret recipe to create the best Jam Tarts for her tea party! Alice will need all the help she can get from her Wonderland friends including the Mad Hatter, the White Rabbit and Molly the Dormouse to stop the evil Queen from stealing the recipe from her sister - Celia Suet - the most fabulously-dressed cook you’ve ever clapped eyes on! Their adventures will take them on a magical journey through Wonderland as they fight good against evil and discover the power of true friendship. Will they make it to the tea party? You’ve got an invitation too - come along to the Little Theatre this Easter and find out!

Blithe Spirit - 20 to 25 April

(performances 7.30pm - 25 April 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm)

By Noël Coward

Directed by Stephanie Austin

(A TOADS season production)


A ghostly comedy - Blithe Spirit is a comic play by Noël Coward. The play concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine. In order to gain research material for a new novel, Charles engages Madame Arcati, a spiritual medium and clairvoyant of uncertain talent, to conduct a séance in his home. Quite by accident, Arcati summons the spirit of Charles’ temperamental
first wife Elvira, and of course is quite unable to make the disruptive spirit go away. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’ marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who can neither see nor hear the ghost.

The Passing of the Third Floor Back - 18 to 23 May

(performances 7.30pm - 23 May 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm)

By Jerome K Jerome

Directed by Andrew Kenyon

(A TOADS season production)


An idle fancy, in a prologue, a play and an epilogue - The residents of Mrs Sharpe’s lodgings at 13 Bloomsbury Place are a group of disgruntled and resentful boarders who bicker and snipe from dawn to dusk. Into this mix of malcontents comes a stranger who takes a room on the third floor back - and to whom they take an instant dislike. Yet, one by one, each of them are struck by his gentle disposition and honest simplicity. When he departs - as mysteriously as he had arrived - they are no closer to knowing who he was or from whence he came; but his visit has changed their approach to life forever…

Funny Money - 15 to 20 June

(performances 7.30pm - 20 June 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm)

By Ray Cooney

Directed by Alan Tanner

(A TOADS season production)


A riotous comedy - Henry is late home for his birthday dinner. When he eventually arrives he discovers that he has accidentally picked up a briefcase containing thousands of pounds. Hilarious innuendo and cruelly funny turns of fate ensue as Henry and his wife assume various identities in their battle to keep the money.