This’s production marks the fourth collaboration between Next Stage and Encore at The Mission Theatre. The particular blend of music and drama produced by both talented companies has proved extremely popular.
Tennessee William's masterpiece set in New Orleans is powerful and iconic look at love, lust and loneliness. The fragile Blanche,comes to stay with her sister Stella and husband Stanley. Amazed at their frugal life-style, and Stella's dependence on her chauvinistic husband, Blanche is seemingly unaware of the unsettling affect her presence has upon the couple.
John Matthews is Salieri, Ben Kettner is Mozart, with a supporting cast drawn from the award-winning Next Stage Theatre Company and using costumes from the West End production. Innovatively staged in Bath’s acclaimed Mission Theatre this will be a celebration of the 250th anniversary of Mozart’s birth that no one should miss.
Adrian Mole: adolescent schoolboy, thwarted intellectual, would-be lover, is constantly bewildered by the trials and tribulations of teenage life. His parents are divorcing, his mother’s having an affair with the next door neighbour, his acne is spreading and even the dog is rebelling - Adrian’s life is in tatters and he’s only 13 ¾.
ome with us to a “land in a forgotten past or the undreamt future”. Meet the Sultan, Vizier, Princes and Princesses who inhabit this exotic world - not to mention a dysfunctional robot!
Be swept away by a tale of unrequited love and daring deeds - but don’t forget that this is Ayckbourn and the twenty first century so there are bound to be twists and a modern spin to this Arabian Nights’ tale.
This 'riveting' production, an intriguing take on the 'play about a play', follows a schoolgirl in her attempts to break into the inner circle of performers in her school's annual stage production. To succeed, she will have to outface and outperform her peer group who have bullied her throughout her school days.
High up on a tower block roof, Jake writes stories in secret. The other boys, led by the egotistical and muscular Russell, think he’s a wimp. To the girls, Jake’s almost one of them. When the gang actually confronts Jake, everyone’s in for a great surprise. Jake has to get out of trouble…and his answer is to weave his best story yet.
Dealing with Clair is set at a time when property prices are spiraling ever upwards and makes a significant comment on life in a society in which cash values are paramount. Liz and Mike want to sell their property at a good profit but keep their principles intact.
Mr. Dodsworth has recently retired from the company that he built up over 30 years. Sitting at home he is contemplating his life and achievements with quiet satisfaction when there is a sharp ring at the door: his former secretary has come to ruin it all!
The Blue Room is based on Reigen (“round dance”), a series of vignettes written by Dr. Arthur Schnitzler in 1896. Reigen, German for ‘‘round dance,’’ was set in Schnitzler’s own fin de siècle Vienna and depicted a number of characters in a continuous chain of sexual liaisons, suggesting that the meaningless physical relationships they shared, as well as venereal diseases they picked up along the way, were passed along in a mechanical, dehumanising chain.
Frank (Luke Hardy), a disillusioned, middle-aged lecturer, is shaken from his academic routine when Rita (Caroline Groom), a 26 year old hairdresser, enrols on his Open University English course. Russell's scintillating dialogue and comic touch make this show a delight for everyone.