Past Productions

Below is a list of our past productions. Click on one for more details and photos, or navigate using the menu on the right hand side of the page.

The Weekend

20 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019

Written By: Michael Palin

Directed By: Judith Claypool

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Faced with a family gathering, world-weary Stephen Febble does his best to be difficult. When his daughter, her dreary husband Alan, their precocious child and – not least – the dog come to stay for the weekend it’s enough to make him reach for the whisky, and for the sarcasm. The climax arrives on Saturday night when his patient wife Virginia has laid on a dinner party and the chiropodist comes too.

The Actress

14 Feb 2018 - 17 Feb 2018

Written By: Peter Quilter

Directed By: Judith Claypoole and Amanda Nutton

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A touching and hilarious comedy about an actress making her farewell performance…

Allo Allo

25 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017

Written By: David Croft and Jeremy Lloyd

Directed By: Dom Sugrue

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Based on the hit TV series written by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft, the story follows the adventures of René Artois, a café owner in the town of Nouvion in German occupied France.

The Princess and the Pea

15 Feb 2017 - 18 Feb 2017

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Fool’s Paradise

26 Oct 2016 - 29 Oct 2016

Written By: Peter Coke

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The Female of The Species

10 Feb 2016 - 13 Feb 2016

Written By: Joanna Murray-Smith

Directed By: Judith Claypoole

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A Slice of Saturday Night

28 Oct 2015 - 31 Oct 2015

Written By: The Heather Brothers

Directed By: Lynden O`Neill

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The Canterbury Tales

18 Feb 2015 - 21 Feb 2015

Written By: Geoffrey Chaucer

Directed By: Julie Nicholson

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Adapted for the stage by Mike Poulton By arrangement with Nick Hern Books

Stages of War

28 Oct 2014 - 1 Nov 2014

Directed By: Judith Claypoole and Mandy Nutton

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Lord Arthur Savile’s Crime

19 Feb 2014 - 22 Feb 2014

Written By: Oscar Wilde

Directed By: Holly King

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Lord Arthur Savile, although not overburdened with brains, is the perfect, well-bred gentleman engaged to the lovely Sybil Merton and is looking forward to a life of eternal happiness.

Nunsense The MEGA Musical

30 Oct 2013 - 2 Nov 2013

Written By: Dan Goggin

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Described as a “hail of fun and frolic” by the New York Times, the original New York Production won four Outer Critics Circle Awards including Best Off Broadway Musical.

Day of Reckoning

13 Feb 2013 - 16 Feb 2013

Written By: Pam Valentine

Directed By: Dom Sugrue

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The summer fete committee of a typical British village meets on a cold January night to discuss arrangements for that year’s fete…

Calendar Girls

31 Oct 2012 - 3 Nov 2012

Written By: Tim Firth

Directed By: Judith Claypoole

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A group of extraordinary women, members of a very ordinary Yorkshire WI, persuade one another to pose for a charity calendar with a difference.

Confusions

15 Feb 2012 - 18 Feb 2012

Written By: Alan Aycbourne

Directed By: Judith Claypoole and Bob Derrick

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Franky Panky

26 Oct 2011 - 29 Oct 2011

Written By: Graham Barraclough

Directed By: Rosie Wake

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Bad Girls

27 Oct 2010 - 30 Oct 2010

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Cinderella

18 Feb 2009 - 21 Feb 2009

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Hobson’s Choice

29 Oct 2008 - 1 Nov 2008

Written By: Harold Brighouse

Directed By: Donald Wainwright

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The Witches of Eastwick

20 Feb 2008 - 23 Feb 2008

Written By: John Dempsy

Directed By: Amanda Nutton

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Death and The Maiden

16 May 2007 - 19 May 2007

Written By: Georgina Reid

Directed By: Donald Wainwright

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Rumours

29 Nov 2006 - 2 Dec 2006

Written By: Neil Simon

Directed By: Donald Wainwright

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The Fix

31 May 2006 - 3 Jun 2006

Written By: John Dempsy

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Reed Chandler is just about to be elected as President of the USA when he dies in the arms of a young lady. Violet, his wife, is so enraged at missing her chance to be the First Lady that she decides to groom her layabout son Cal for the Presidency. As Violet so eloquently puts it ‘If I can’t be

An Evening of Contrast : Two One Act Plays

23 Nov 2005 - 26 Nov 2005

Written By: David Campton

Directed By: Max Connell

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After midnight before dawn: “Six prisoners, one witch, no hope”   Interior Designs: “An interior decorator with designs of his own”

Charlotte & Emily

10 Sep 2005

Written By: Graham Billing

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Produced By Emily Connell

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

1 Jun 2005 - 4 Jun 2005

Written By: William Shakespeare

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Produced By Judith Claypoole

The Importance of being Earnest

1 Dec 2004 - 4 Dec 2004

Written By: Oscar Wilde

Directed By: Donald Wainwright

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Playhouse Creatures

5 May 2004 - 8 May 2004

Written By: April De Angelis

Directed By: Julie Nicholson

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Cabaret

17 Feb 2004 - 21 Feb 2004

Written By: Joe Masteroff

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Based on the play by John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood. Lyrics By Fred Ebb Music By John Kander

Calling Up

19 Feb 2003 - 22 Feb 2003

Written By: Claire Griffiths

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Presented at the QEH Theatre as part of the Bristol One Act Drama Festival. Also presented at Horfield Parish Hall along with poetry and prose readings by: Ruth Pitter, Phil Kydd, Mandy Nutton, Helen Currie, Jennie Hall Produced By Judith Claypoole

The Second Shepherd’s Pageant

5 Dec 2002 - 7 Dec 2002

Directed By: Helen Currie

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A Medieval Mystery Play

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

24 Jul 2002 - 27 Jul 2002

Written By: Roald Dahl

Directed By: Mandy Nutton and Ruth Pitter

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Rose Bowl Nominated: Best Youth Production

No Way Out (Huis Clos)

1 Apr 2002

Written By: Jean-Paul Sartre

Directed By: Yvette Kydd and Grahame Rose

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The Pajama Game

13 Feb 2002 - 16 Feb 2002

Directed By: Judith Claypoole

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A labor dispute by the workers of the Sleep Tite Pajama Factory in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is the theme of this highly entertaining musical comedy. The story unfolds at a rollicking pace, accompanied by an exhilarating score including such hits as ‘Hernando’s Hideaway’, ‘Hey There’ and ‘Steam Heat’. The Pajama Game which opened on Broadway on 13 May 1954, received

A Place With The Pigs

8 May 2001 - 12 May 2001

Written By: Athol Fugard

Directed By: Yvette Kydd and Grahame Rose

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Presented at The Alma Tavern Theatre Rose Bowl Winner: Best Actor, Best Set Rose Bowl Nominated: Best Production

Macbeth

14 Feb 2001 - 16 Feb 2001

Written By: William Shakespeare

Directed By: Bob Derrick

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Rose Bowl Nominated: Best Shakespeare Production

First Class Lives

14 Feb 2001 - 17 Feb 2001

Written By: The Cast

Directed By: Judith Claypool

Presented at the QEH Theatre as part of the Bristol One Act Drama Festival Highly Commended in the Geoffrey Whitworth Playwriting Competition

The Wiz

1 Jun 2000 - 3 Jun 2000

Written By: William Brown

Directed By: James Hall

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Fiddler On The Roof

23 Feb 2000 - 26 Feb 2000

Written By: Joseph Stein

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Music By Jerry Brock Lyrics By Sheldon Harnick Produced By Julie Nicholson

The Witches

27 May 1999 - 29 May 1999

Written By: Roald Dahl

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Adapted By David Wood Produced By Julie Nicholson

Our Man

1 Feb 1999

Written By: Daniel Klucas

Directed By: Judith Claypoole

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Presented at Redgrave Theatre – One Act Festival War Poems read by: Donald Wainwright, Betty Topham, Judy Lee, Liz Smith, David Temperley, Philip Kydd

Seasons Greetings

26 Nov 1998 - 28 Nov 1998

Written By: Alan Ayckbourn

Directed By: Julie Nicholson

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The Chrysalids

1 May 1998

Written By: David Harrower

Directed By: James Hall

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The story focuses on a group of young people living in a post-holocaust world who have the power to communicate telepathically. Their society is divided at birth by those who are physically ‘perfect’ and those who are not.

Joseph and The Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

19 Feb 1998 - 21 Feb 1998

Written By: Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber

Directed By: Julie Nicholson

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The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe

1 Jan 1997

Written By: C S Lewis

Directed By: Julie Nicholson

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Godspell

1 Feb 1996

Written By: John-Michael Tebelak

Directed By: Julie Nicholson

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