Productions

15 May 2003 - 17 May 2003
Poster of Whose Life Is It Anyway? Poster is the programme and features a series of medical monitoring lines including a lifeline on a screen monitor. The words 'if I cannot be a man I do not wish to be a medical achievement' are superimposed over the top.

This is a Canterbury Dramatic Society production

Set in a hospital room, the action revolves around Ken Harrison, a sculptor by profession, who was paralysed from the neck down (quadriplegia) in a car accident and is determined to be allowed to die. Clark presents arguments both in favour of and opposing euthanasia and to what extent government should be allowed to interfere in the life of a private citizen. In portraying Ken as an intelligent man with a useless body, he leaves the audience with conflicting feelings about his desire to end his life.

6 March 2003 - 8 March 2003
Poster of My Mother Said I Never Should. Poster is the cover of the script and features the title of the play and the writer in black against a green background

This is a Playcraft production about the difficult relationships between mothers and daughters and explores the themes of independence, growing up and secrets.

The main themes of the play are relationships and motherhood. It addresses the issues of teenage pregnancy, career prioritisation and single motherhood. It is also about how the different generations break free from their parents' traditions and culture.

6 December 2002 - 7 December 2002
Poster of Season's Greetings. Poster is the front cover of the script and shows the title and the writer of the play in Christmas Green against a white background

This was a joint production between Playcraft and Canterbury Dramatic Society

Season's Greetings is a 1980 play by British playwright Alan Ayckbourn. It is a black, though often farcical, comedy about a dysfunctional family Christmas, set over Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and Boxing Day in an average English suburban house

25 April 2002 - 27 April 2002
Poste of The Glass Menagerie. Poster features the programme which contains the information of the show set on a pink background

This is a Canterbury Dramatic Society production

The Glass Menagerie is a four-character memory play by Tennessee Williams which premiered in 1944 and catapulted Williams from obscurity to fame. The play has strong autobiographical elements, featuring characters based on Williams himself, his histrionic mother, and his mentally fragile sister Laura.

6 December 2001 - 8 December 2001
Poster of Habeas Corpus. Poster shows a curved shape in white against a black background. Shape could be a vase or two peoplelooking at each other.

This is a Canterbury Dramatic Society production

Habeas Corpus is a comedy stage play.

It concerns the aging Dr. Arthur Wicksteed and his pursuit of a nubile patient, Felicity Rumpers. Wicksteed's wife, Muriel, is, in turn, lusting after the charming head of the BMA, Sir Percy Shorter, who, as well as being Wicksteed's old rival, turns out to be Felicity's father - the result of an under-the-table liaison during an air-raid with Lady Rumpers, her mother.

7 June 2001 - 9 June 2001
Poster of The Tragical History of Doctor Faustos. Poster shows a red wax seal imprinted with the signet of Doctor Faustus

The Tragical History of Doctor Faustus is a play by Christopher Marlowe, based on the Faust story, in which a man sells his soul to the devil for power and knowledge.

1 March 2001 - 3 March 2001
Poster of Waiting for Godot. Poster features a man in a suit with his arms wide facnig away from the audience. He is lit in tones of blue and black

Waiting for Godot is an absurdist play by Samuel Beckett, in which two characters, Vladimir and Estragon, wait endlessly and in vain for the arrival of someone named Godot

9 November 2000 - 11 November 2000
Poster of Death of a Salesman. Poster features an image of an American street in the summer from a low perspective along the ground.

Death of a Salesman is a tragedy about the differences between a New York family's dreams and the reality of their lives. The play is a scathing critique of the American Dream and of the competitive, materialistic American society of the late 1940s. The storyline features Willy Loman, an average guy who attempts to hide his averageness and failures behind delusions of grandeur as he strives to be a "success."

3 March 2000 - 4 March 2000
Poster from Turning Point. Poster shows a line drawing of an arrow looping around on itself against a yellow backgroud

This is a Playcraft production

2 new, 1 Act plays by Derek Sellen

4 November 1999 - 6 November 1999
Poster of A Doll's House. Poster shows a blue dolls house inside a bird cage with an open door

A Doll's House  is a three-act play in prose by Henrik Ibsen.

The play is significant for its critical attitude toward 19th century marriage norms. It aroused great controversy at the time, as it concludes with the protagonist, Nora, leaving her husband and children because she wants to discover herself.

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