Forthcoming shows

Season 2021/2022 - Bookings open 1st August 2021

TOADS Season Guide 2021/2022
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The Ladykillers - 13th to 18th December 2021

(performances 7.30pm - 18th December 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm)

By Graham Linehan, based on the Ealing Comedy Film

Directed by Anna Reynolds

(A TOADS season production)

 

A COMEDY THRILLER
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.

Snake in the Grass - 17th to 22nd January 2022

(performances 7.30pm - 22nd January 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm)

By Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by John Miles

(A TOADS season production)

 

A DARK COMEDY

From the master of storytelling, exploring human frailties and emotions which by turns shows the hilarious and sinister sides of family relationships ... Miriam has cared for her father in the family home during his vituperative last years with the help of a creepily polite nurse, Alice. On Father's death, Miriam's older sister, handsome, divorced Annabel, comes home after over thirty years in Tasmania to find Daddy has left the bulk of his fortune to her. Alice complains to Annabel that Miriam has sacked her and is intent upon blackmail, having evidence, she says, that Miriam did away with the old man. Miriam and Annabel join forces against Alice but all does not end there.

POSTPONED UNTIL JANUARY 2023

 

The 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 - 9th to 12th February 2022

(performances 7.30pm)

By Don Zolidis

Directed by Becky Dobson

(Tickets: £9/£7)

 

A TADPOLES' YOUTH PRODUCTION

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.

Funny Money - 7th to 12th March 2022

(performances 7.30pm - 12th March 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.

 

 

Laying The Ghost - 4th to 9th April 2022

(performances 7.30pm - 9th April 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm)

By Simon Williams

Directed by Stephanie Austin

(A TOADS season production)

 

A COMEDY

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.

Take A Chance On Us - 22nd April 2022

(performance 7.30pm)

(Tickets: £20)

 

After two great nights at the Little Theatre in 2019 Take A Chance On Us Abba Tribute are excited to be back again in 2022 `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!!

The Passing of the Third Floor Back - 16th to 21st May 2022

(performances 7.30pm - 21st 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…

Strictly Murder - 13th to 18th June 2022

(performances 7.30pm - 18th June 2.30pm matinee and 7.30pm)

By Brian Clemens

Directed by Jon Manley & Nicola Opie

(A TOADS season production)

 

A THRILLER
April 1939. An English couple, Peter and Suzy, are living in Provence in idyllic isolation, far, it seems, from the rumblings of the coming war. Their peace is shattered from within when Suzy discovers she has been betrayed. Peter is not the man he claims to be... Lies, subterfuge and murder make this fast-moving thriller a dark and disturbing roller coaster of bluff and double bluff.