[image of left curtain]

Forthcoming Productions

[image of right curtain]
 

Note: The management reserves the right to change the programme should the occasion arise.

 


2017 Season - 54th season at the Oasthouse

Doors open at 7:30pm, all shows commence at 8:00pm unless otherwise stated.

Click on a poster for further information.


Sep 2017 - Wife After Death
Sep 2017 - Titter Ye Not
Sep 2017 - The Acoustic Sessions
Dec 2017 - The Acoustic Sessions



 
"Wife After Death"

by Eric Chappell

Directed by Julia Larkin

14th, 15th, 16th, 21st, 22nd, and 23rd September 2017

Online Bookings

Advanced Postal Bookings not available for this production.

Telephone bookings open 4th September 2017

Downloadable A4 poster

Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died, and on the day of his funeral, friends and colleagues gather beside his coffin to pay their last respects. There's his gag writer and his wife; his agent and his wife, and the glamorous widow, Laura. Laura has arranged a funeral to remember but an unfamiliar woman arrives who was Dave's ex-wife from before he was famous, and a series of revelations end with a drink being thrown into the coffin and all the guests asking themselves if they ever knew the real Dave. Even after the disposal of Dave's ashes more truths are revealed, and from beyond the crematorium Dave seems to be having the last laugh


[Return to Top]



 
"Titter Ye Not!"

Starring Paul Harris

Saturday 30th September 2017

Online Bookings

Advanced Postal Bookings not available for this production.

Telephone bookings open 18th September 2017

Note: All tickets £12

Downloadable A4 poster

Former BBC Radio Kent presenter, Paul Harris, brings his acclaimed one-man show about the life of Frankie Howerd to the Oasthouse. The show recreates many of Howerd's routines and sketches as well as examining the actor's psyche. It takes an affectionate look at the man, his life and his work. It takes us from his army days, through the highs and lows of his career with glimpses into his, sometimes traumatic, personal life. We see Frankie on stage and off. This play will make you laugh and maybe cry for the man.


[Return to Top]



 
"The Acoustic Sessions"

Saturday 30th September 2017

Online Bookings

Advanced Postal Bookings not available for this production.

Note: All tickets £5 (£6 at the door)
Tickets also available from the bar on Tuesday evenings.

Downloadable A4 poster

Another intimate evening of acoustic music showcasing acts from around the county. Always popular, get your tickets fast!


If you are interested in performing at a future session then please contact Luke via the Acoustic Sessions Facebook page.


[Return to Top]



 
"Peter Pan"

by J.M.Barrie

Directed by Jan & Faye Wyatt

9th, 10th, and 11th November 2017

Online Bookings not yet available

Advanced Postal Bookings available from 1st September.

Telephone bookings open 29th October 2017

One night, Peter Pan flies into Wendy Darling's room and convinces her and her siblings to come to Neverland with him. Jealous, the fairy Tinker Bell tries to sabotage them, but is found out and temporarily banished for her efforts. In Neverland, Wendy and Peter live with the Lost Boys, who are constantly under attack from the pirate, Captain James Hook. When Hook captures Peter's friends, he seeks revenge on the pirate and drives him to jump off his ship into the mouth of a crocodile. Wendy and her brothers return to the real world, where their family adopts the Lost Boys. Peter, unwilling to grow up, remains in Neverland, watching sadly as Wendy ages and loses the ability to fly.


[Return to Top]



 
"The Acoustic Sessions"

Saturday 2nd December 2017

Online Bookings not yet available

Advanced Postal Bookings not available for this production.

Note: All tickets £5 (£6 at the door)
Tickets also available from the bar on Tuesday evenings.

Downloadable A4 poster

Another intimate evening of acoustic music showcasing acts from around the county. Always popular, get your tickets fast!


If you are interested in performing at a future session then please contact Luke via the Acoustic Sessions Facebook page.


[Return to Top]



 


2018 Season - 55th season at the Oasthouse

Doors open at 7:30pm, all shows commence at 8:00pm unless otherwise stated.

Click on a poster for further information.





 
"Sleeping Beauty"

by Limelight Scripts

Directed by Kathy West

12-13, 19-20, 26-27 Jan, 2-3 Feb 2018

Online Bookings not yet available

Advanced Postal Bookings not available for this production.

Saturday matinees at 2pm and 5pm.

The Kingdom of Slumberland is about to celebrate the Christening of Princess Aurora. The evil Fairy Poison Ivy has not been invited, but to everyone's horror, she turns up and in her anger she places a deadly curse on the Princess, that before her eighteenth birthday she would prick her finger on a poisoned spindle and die. However, one of the good fairies changes her curse so that Aurora would not die, but instead sleep for one hundred years until woken by her true love's kiss. The King orders all spinning wheels in the kingdom to be destroyed and also orders the Royal Midwife, Nurse Penny Cillin to take the Princess away to a cottage deep in the forest. After many years, the Princess safely returns to the Palace ready to celebrate her eighteenth birthday. But Poison Ivy's evil curse cannot be prevented and the Princess and the entire court fall into a deep sleep for one hundred years. But that doesn't stop the brave Prince Rupert from hacking his way through the protective enchanted forest of thorns around the palace and awakening Aurora with a kiss.


[Return to Top]



 
"Ladies' Day"

by Amanda Whittington

Directed by Beryl Lacey

15th, 16th, 17th, 22nd, 23rd and 24th March 2018

Online Bookings not yet available

Advanced Postal Bookings available from 1st January 2018.

Telephone bookings open 5th March 2018

Work, love and life are just one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda from Hull. But their fortunes are set to change when Linda finds tickets to Ladies' Day at Royal Ascot the year it relocated to York. Out go the hairnets, overalls and wellies as they do themselves up to the nines and head off to the races. Glamour puss Shelley is interested in meeting a handsome, and preferably rich, man. Linda, on the other hand, is skint after letting her duplicitous mother back into her life. Pearl spills the beans on her illicit love life to devoted single mother, Jan, who is concerned for her academically ambitious daughter. As the girls guzzle champagne they come across a variety of characters from an arrogant TV pundit to a sensitive jockey. They place the odd bet too and if their luck holds, they could just hit the jackpot.


[Return to Top]



 
"Blood Brothers"

by Willy Russell

Directed by Kerry Bailey

3rd, 4th, 5th, 10th, 11th, and 12th May 2018

Online Bookings not yet available

Advanced Postal Bookings not available for this production.

Telephone bookings open 23rd April 2018

Deserted by her husband, Mrs Johnstone already has five children and is expecting twins. She cleans house for childless Mrs Lyons who offers unofficially to adopt one of the babies. Mrs Johnstone reluctantly agrees; she knows that the child will be well brought up in a prosperous household. But, there is a prophesy that twins parted at birth will die when they discover the truth, and both mothers do their best to keep the twins, Mickey Johnstone and Edward Lyons, well separated.
The situation becomes harder for both women when Mickey and Edward meet while playing in the street and when an immediate bond is formed between the two. They become "blood brothers". Distraught Mrs Lyons eventually moves to the country.
Soon after, Mrs Johnstone is rehoused nearby and the boys meet again when they meet and fall in love with the same girl, Linda.
But as Edward goes on to higher education, Mickey must take a boring job. After marrying Linda he loses his job. He turns to crime but gets caught and sent to jail. On his release he becomes dependent on tranquillisers. Linda turns to Edward, now a councillor, for help. Edward gets Mickey a job - and a house. Then Mrs Lyons tells Mickey that Edward is having an affair with Linda and Mickey goes after Edward armed with a gun. He finds him at a meeting but cannot shoot him - until Mrs Johnstone bursts in and tells them the truth. Mickey kills Edward and in turn is shot by the police.


[Return to Top]



 
"Underneath the Arches"

by Patrick Garland, Brian Glanville and Roy Hudd
in association with Chesney Allen

Directed by Dean Caston

5th, 6th, 7th, 12th, 13th, 14th July 2018

Online Bookings not yet available

Advanced Postal Bookings not available for this production.

Telephone bookings open 25th June 2018

Tells the story in songs and sketches of two of Britain's most popular entertainers, the lovable, wicked Bud Flanagan, and the handsome, urbane Chesney Allen, from WW1 through to their association with a bunch of knockabout comedians known collectively as 'The Crazy Gang' (Nervo and Knox, Naughton and Gold, and 'Monsewer' Eddie Gray).


[Return to Top]



 
"Bothered and Bewildered"

by Gail Young

Directed by Jo Godman

13th, 14th, 15th, 20th, 21st, and 22nd September 2018

Online Bookings not yet available

Advanced Postal Bookings not available for this production.

Telephone bookings open 3rd September 2018

A comedy drama about one woman's struggle with Alzheimer's. The play follows Irene and her two daughters, Louise and Beth, as the girls lose their mum in spirit but not in body.
As her family struggle to come to terms with her Alzheimer's, Irene's past passion for romantic literature blurs with reality. She spends hours discussing how best to write her 'memory book' with her imaginary friend and favourite author, Barbara Cartland (the deceased world famous romantic novelist), disclosing long kept family secrets that she would never divulge to her daughters.


[Return to Top]