Company · Robin Hood Theatre Company
Production · Private Lives by Noel Coward
Director · Jean Lebeter
Date · 24 to 28 September 2019
plus at Saturday matinee at 2.30pm
Private Lives is described by its author Noel Coward as an intimate comedy of manners. It concerns a divorced couple who, while honeymooning with their new spouses, discover that they are staying in adjacent rooms at the same hotel. Despite a previously stormy relationship, they realise that they still have feelings for each other. And that’s the trouble…….

Coward wrote the play over several weeks in 1930, whilst convalescing from a bout of flu in Shanghai. It was premiered the same year, with Coward taking the role of Elyot opposite Gertrude Lawrence, with Lawrence Olivier as Victor.

It has proved a lasting success and has been revived many times, with some very well known names taking the leading parts. They include Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, Maggie Smith and Robert Stephens ( their son Toby taking the same part as his father opposite Anna Chancellor in a more recent revival.) And of course the late, great Alan Rickman with Lindsay Duncan, who won an Olivier award in the same production at the Albery Theatre, since renamed the Noel Coward theatre.

Private Lives is probably Coward’s most well-known play, and is characterised by his trademark witty and acerbic dialogue.

It certainly hasn’t lost any of its humour and will delight and entertain a modern audience, as it has done since Coward first thought of it all those years ago in Shanghai!
Private Lives
Production · The Wizard of Pawz
Date · 4 October 2019
The story of a dog’s journey through a magical dreamland.

Featuring some of the talented dogs of the British Freestyle and Heelwork to Music team (past and present) as well as many other talented actors, singers and dancers.

An extravaganza not to be missed!

Arranged by Nicci Hindson and Lucy Creek, Crufts No1 and No 2, as a fundraiser for Team GB completing in Germany in November.

The Wizard of Pawz
Company · Robin Hood Theatre Company
Production · Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne adapted by Laura Eason
Director · Dave Baliol-Key
Date · 10 to 14 December 2019
plus at Saturday matinee at 2.30pm
This classic story follows Phileas Fogg of London and his newly employed French valet Passepartout as they attempt to circumnavigate the world in 80 days.
Around the World in 80 Days
Company · Robin Hood Theatre Company
Production · Handbagged by Moira Buffini
Director · Jean Lebeter
Date · 28 Jan to 1 Feb 2020
plus at Saturday matinee at 2.30pm
For over a decade Margaret Thatcher met the Queen for a weekly audience.
With other Prime Ministers the Queen enjoyed a fairly informal relationship, but with Mrs Thatcher things were different.
Handbagged
Company · Robin Hood Theatre Company
Production · The Library Siege by Barry Wood
Date · 12 to 14 March 2020
plus at Saturday matinee at 2.30pm
When a conspiracy theorist lays siege to Higgsfield Library the fate of mankind hangs in the balance. In this wacky comedy, a full complement of nutty librarians are held hostage by a customer who thinks he is saving the world.
'The Library Siege' by Barry Wood, winner of the Robin Hood Theatre 2018 Script Submission competition, is our 'New Work' play for the season.
The Library Siege
Company · Robin Hood Theatre Company
Production · Breaking The Code by Hugh Whitemore
Date · 21 to 25 April 2020
plus at Saturday matinee at 2.30pm
This is an exceptional drama about the life of Alan Turing Winner of the BBC’s recent Greatest Icons series, who played a major role in winning World War II; when he broke the complex German Enigma code.
No one knew how much was owed to him when in 1952 he was put on trial for breaking another code - the taboo of his sexuality.
Breaking The Code
Company · Robin Hood Theatre Company
Production · The Vicar of Dibley by Richard Curtis & Paul Mayhew-Archer
Date · 16 to 20 June 2020
plus at Saturday matinee at 2.30pm
The stage version of the very popular TV show featuring all your favourite characters.
Relive the arrival of the new female Vicar, Geraldine Granger, and meet again the many insane inhabitants of the quiet village of Dibley.
The Vicar of Dibley