performed Rep

Dead of Night by Peter Whalley

Jack, an antiques dealer, shoots and kills a burglar, and is tried for manslaughter.

However, he is acquitted and on his return home regales his girlfriend Maggie and their neighbors with a disparaging account of the trial.

According to the evidence (most of it Jack's), the victim, Philip Mercer, had broken in late at night, and, on being confronted by Jack, produced a gun that Jack got hold of during the ensuing struggle and then used to kill Mercer.

A clear case of self-defense, or something a little more sinister was it?

September 11, 2018
Rotherham Civic Theatre

performed Rep

The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow

Based on John Buchan's classic novel and Alfred Hitchcock's The 39 Steps, this hilarious comedy stars a minimal number of actors who play 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun.

Nothing has been cut from this hilarious and spectacular version of Britain's most spell -binding thriller.

The 39 Steps has legendary scenes including the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and the death-defying (or nearly!) finale at the London Palladium!

November 20, 2018
Rotherham Civic Theatre

performed Rep

Yes Prime Minister by Anthony Jay and Jonathan Lynn

The UK is in crisis! Debt is spiraling, unemployment rising and the fragile coalition cabinet, led by Prime Minister Jim Hacker, is at breaking point. But salvation may exist in the form of a complex pipeline deal with the oil-rich country of Kumranistan.

However, when the Kumranistan Foreign Secretary makes a shocking request of Jim's Private Secretary, moral considerations collide with the economic future of the nation. How will Jim and his team reconcile the two?

From the writers of the original television series Yes, Prime Minister, comes this equally sharply satirical stage version.

March 5, 2019
Rotherham Civic Theatre

performed Rep

Happy Families by John Godber

On his graduation day in 1978, John looks back over his early teenage years with warmth remembering the joys, tensions and sorrows of family life in West Yorkshire with his parents Vic and Dot, his grandparents and aunties.

John, now older and educated, finds himself alienated from his working-class family who cannot understand his theatrical aspirations.

An affectionate look at an ordinary family struggling with change described by John Godber as "humour with a touch of sadness".

June 11, 2019
Rotherham Civic Theatre