Productions

6 March 2003 - 8 March 2003

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This is a Playcraft production

2 new, 1 Act plays by Derek Sellen

4 November 1999 - 6 November 1999

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.

13 May 1999 - 15 May 1999

This is a Playcraft production

The play is set in Coketown, a northern industrial city. Thomas Gradgrind rules his family and his school according to Utilitarianism, the philosophy of the time, which has as its aim the greatest possible happiness for the greatest possible number of people. However, the form of Utilitarianism which Dickens attacks in Hard Times is plain materialism that denies all other values than material ones, or “Facts” as they are called.

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