Productions

4 March 1999 - 6 March 1999

This is a Playcraft production, peformed at the Canterbury Environment Centre.

Old Times is a play by the Nobel Laureate Harold Pinter. It was first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Aldwych Theatre in London on June 1, 1971.

 

25 November 1998 - 28 November 1998

This is a Playcraft production.  The play is a three-act drama, which takes place on a single night in 1912, focusing on the prosperous middle-class Birling family,who live in a comfortable home in Brumley, "an industrial city in the north Midlands". The family is visited by a man calling himself Inspector Goole, who questions the family about the suicide of a young working-class woman, Eva Smith (also known as Daisy Renton). The family are interrogated and revealed to have been responsible for the young woman's exploitation, abandonment and social ruin, effectively leading to her death.

6 November 1997 - 8 November 1997

This play is a dramatization of business letters between a young struggling writer in New York and an antiquarian book store in London. The play takes place over a twenty year period, beginning in 1949 when Helene Hanff  first writes Marks & Co. and ends in 1969 with the death of Frank Doel, the delightfully dusty supplier of so many old volumes to Helen who has shown her gratitude through the years by sending "care packages" to the staff of Marks & Co.

6 March 1997 - 8 March 1997

This is a Playcraft production.

Macbeth is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare, and is considered one of his darkest and most powerful works. 

17 May 1995 - 18 May 1995

This is a Playcraft production

Three Sisters is a play by the Russian author and playwright Anton Chekhov, perhaps partially inspired by the situation of the three Brontë sisters. It was written in 1900 and first performed in 1901 at the Moscow Art Theatre

23 April 1993 - 25 April 1993

Miss Helen, an elderly woman who appears to be increasingly unable to care for herself, becomes the pawn in a struggle between the local pastor who wants to get Miss Helen into an old-age home, and Elsa, a young teacher who is determined that Miss Helen remain free.
 

 

21 May 1992 - 23 May 1992

This is a Canterbury Dramatic Society production.

Taking Steps is a 1979 farce. It is set on three floors of an old and reputedly haunted house, with the stage arranged so that the stairs are flat and all three floors are on a single level (hence the play on words in the title).

25 October 1990 - 27 October 1990

This is a Canterbury Dramatic Society production

Sidney Bruhl, a previously successful playwright, has had a series of box office flops and is having trouble writing.  To make Sidney's slump all the more painful, Clifford Anderson, a student of one of Sidney's writing seminars, has recently sent his mentor a copy of his first attempt at playwrighting for Sidney's review and advice.

10 May 1990 - 12 May 1990

This is a Canterbury Dramatic Society production

Francis Durbridge's play, Suddenly At Home, is a thriller for four men and four women. When Glenn Howard, a busy executive, decides to get rid of his wealthy wife Maggie, firstly to enjoy her money, secondly to avoid spending the rest of his life in boring luxury in remote Bermuda, and thirdly to free himself for another woman, he works out a complicated and devious plan to keep himself in the clear.

14 December 1989 - 16 December 1989

This is a Canterbury Dramatic Society Production

Labiche explores the topic of the ménage à trois in one of his last plays, The Happiest Of The Three (1870).

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