2017-2017 | Park Theatre Directed by Michael Fentiman
Joe Orton's classic farce Loot. Uproarious slapstick meets dubious morals as two young friends stash the proceeds of a bank robbery in an occupied coffin, attempting to hide their spoils from the attentions of a psychopathic policeman, a gold-digging nurse and a grieving widower.
"Orton's savage farce now even funnier and filthier" ★★★★★ The Guardian
"Wonderful frippery... certainly entertaining" ★★★★ The Times
"gag after aphoristic, satirical gag" ★★★★ Daily Telegraph
"Loot is an example of a playwright working at his best. It's a farcical romp, still absolutely relevant today... This robust, riotous outing is much-welcome" ★★★★ WhatsOnStage
"Debauched capers in which eyeballs, false teeth and all human dignity go flying - it's breathlessly funny" ★★★★ The Stage
2017-2017 | Park Theatre Directed by Antony Eden
Hester is determined to live her last days to the full. Even if it kills her…
Inspired by an original cello composition by Brigit Forsyth, which she will play live among a feast of cello classics, the pair star in this hilarious and irreverent brand new comedy. Written by her daughter Zoe Mills, Killing Time explores inspiration, music, life and the right to die.
With an ingenious mix of live cello, digital film and soundscape, Killing Time moves, amuses and provokes fresh thought on the most searching question we all may face: if you could leave the world your very last words… what would you sayRead more
2016-2017 | Park Theatre Directed by Gary Condes
LUV is a 1960’s riotous celebration of the absurd lengths we go to when struck down with the terrible affliction known as ‘love’. After reuniting one fateful night, old school pals Milt and Harry uncover each other’s miserable life stories before hatching a plan to find their happily-ever-afters.Read more
2016-2016 | Park Theatre Directed by Hugh Ross
The Roundabout is a delightful comedy by one of Britain’s most prolific playwrights J.B. Priestley, beloved for such classics as An Inspector Calls and Time and the Conways. Described by The Spectator as "remarkably good entertainment," it has subsequently disappeared from view.
The Kettlewells are a dysfunctional family. Richard is an old Etonian whose business ventures are failing. Over one crowded weekend, his daughter Pamela, whom he hardly knows, returns from Russia, a passionate communist; his ex-wife and mistress both turn up; and his butler has a big win at the races.
The Roundabout is a funny, touching, highly perceptive look at England in the 1930s, when it looked, just possibly, as if the social order might be changing.Read more
2016-2016 | Park Theatre Directed by Joe Harmston
1972. North Vietnam: Driven to halt the slaughter of young lives, iconic movie star Jane Fonda travels to Vietnam where she is photographed laughing and clapping, astride an anti-aircraft gun, the sole purpose of which is to shoot down American planes. Overnight the soldiers’ sexy pin-up becomes ‘Hanoi Jane’; traitor to her country and betrayer of those very young men.
1988. Waterbury, Connecticut: Bitter demonstrations by veterans halt filming on a movie co-starring Fonda and Robert De Niro. Determined to stop her past dictating her future, Jane requests a meeting and enters a room full of angry men for whom the war still rages. The content of the meeting is never divulged.
Having retraced Fonda’s steps in Vietnam, interviewed her guides and interpreters, dozens of veterans and Fonda herself, Terry Jastrow’s powerful drama conjectures the battles which were fought in that encounter, battles which are as much to do with the ability of recorded images to dictate our memories as they are to do with truth.Read more