2017-2017 | Chichester Festival Theatre Directed by Jonathan Munby
King Lear is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare. It depicts the gradual descent into madness of the title character, after he disposes of his kingdom by giving bequests to two of his three daughters egged on by their continual flattery, bringing tragic consequences for all.Read more
2017-2017 | Chichester Festival Theatre Directed by Blanche McIntyre
The three interconnecting plays, Table Manners, Living Together and Round and Round the Garden, follow Norman, his in-laws and the local vet over a summer weekend in an English country house.
Norman (Stephen Mangan) is intent on making all the women in his life happy and takes every opportunity to seduce his sister-in-law Annie (Jessica Hynes), charm his brother-in-law’s wife Sarah (Amanda Root) and woo his wife Ruth (Amelia Bullmore) – embroiling everyone in the ction along the way with both tragic and comic consequences.Read more
2017-2017 | Chichester Festival Theatre Directed by Jonathan Kent
Fading Hollywood legend Alexandra Del Lago flees the disastrous premiere of her comeback film. Travelling incognito, she seeks refuge in drink, drugs and the arms of Chance Wayne, an idealisticv young dreamer turned gigolo. A trip to Chance’s hometown in a bid to win back his childhood sweetheart sees their relationship of convenience unravel in Tennessee Williams’ vivid and haunting portrait of the destruction of dreams.Read more
2017-2017 | Chichester Festival Theatre Directed by Daniel Evans
1968. A public school on the South Downs. The Headmaster is retiring and today is his last day. His final task is to appear in the school play.
The problem is, he’s yet to read the script. It soon becomes clear that ‘Speak for England, Arthur’ is not quite the celebration of school tradition the Headmaster might have expected.
A glorious comedy, Alan Bennett’s first play is a hilarious and at times unnerving enquiry into Englishness, nostalgia and identity. Written at a time of tumultuous social change it explores, with great satirical verve, the impact of the past on the present.Read more
2017-2017 | Chichester Festival Theatre Directed by Timothy Sheader
For Will, going to Indonesia isn’t just another holiday with mum. It’s a new start, and the chance to ride an elephant called Oona. But then the tsunami hit.
Charging deep into the jungle, Oona escapes the beach with her young rider desperately clinging on. Miles from civilisation, at first there’s wonder, discovery and tree-top adventures amongst the orang-utans. But, as thoughts turn to mum left behind on the beach, tigers prowl, hunger hits, and Will must now learn to survive the rainforest. Then come the hunters…
A story of love, loss, loyalty and of living for the moment.Read more
2016-2016 | Chichester Festival Theatre Directed by Rachel Kavanaugh
Arthur Kipps, an orphan and over-worked draper's assistant at the turn of the last century, unexpectedly inherits a fortune that propels him into high society. His childhood companion, Ann Pornick, watches with dismay as Arthur is made over in a new image by the beautiful and classy Helen Walsingham. Both young women undoubtedly love Arthur - but which of them should he listen to? With the help of his friends, Arthur learns that if you want to have the chance of living the right life, you need to make the right choices.Read more
2016-2016 | Chichester Festival Theatre Directed by Adrian Noble
'From now on Captain precious Lawrence of the Arab Bureau is entirely on his own.’
Arrogant, flippant, withdrawn and with a talent for self-concealment, the mysterious Aircraftman Ross seems an odd recruit for the Royal Air Force. In fact the truth is even stranger than the man himself. Firstly, he’s not officially part of the military at all, and secondly he’s certainly not called Ross.
Behind the false name is an enigma, who started as a civilian in the Map Office in 1914. Despite never receiving an official commission he went on to mastermind some of the most audacious military victories in the history of the British Army, including the 1916 Arab Revolt against the Turks. These victories earned him an enduring and romantic nom de guerre: Lawrence of Arabia.
Terence Rattigan’s 1960 play is an epic and probing drama, which reveals the unusual and deeply conflicted Englishman behind the heroic legend.Read more
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