Southwick Players - Apollo Theatre Company
and Wick Theatre Company
December 29 - January 5
It's panto time again - Oh yes it is - and what better story to tell this year, than the nation's favourite and most magical fairytale – Cinderella.
Full of romance and fun with a cast of amazing and colourful characters, this panto has it all. Follow the twists and turns of this traditional rags to riches story of Cinderella who is bullied by her wicked stepmother, Medusa the Baroness Hardup, and her two ugly stepsisters, Asphyxia and Euthanasia. Treated as a servant by her step family, Cinderella meets Prince Charming, posing as a palace servant, as she is gathering wood in the forest. But they part without exchanging names so the Prince arranges a ball inviting every eligible maiden in the county in the hope of finding her.
With the help of her Fairy Godmother, Cinderella goes to the Ball and -----well you know the rest.
29th Dec - 2.00 pm & 7.30 pm
30th Dec - 2.00 pm & 7.30 pm
31st Dec - 2.00 pm
01st Jan - 4.00 pm
03rd Jan - 7.30 pm
04th Jan - 7.30 pm
05th Jan - 2.00 pm & 7.30 pm
Death and the Maiden
March 6 - 9
If we were playing charades, this would be a play, a film and an opera.
The Roman Polanski movie starred Sigourny Weaver, Ben Kingsley and Stuart Wilson; the opera premiered in 2009 and Dorfman’s play won best new drama at the 1992 Oliviers.
An unnamed South American country has thrown off the shackles of dictatorship and is experimenting with new-found democracy. To heal the wounds of the past, a Truth and Reconciliation Commission is set up - but will the process reconcile bitter enemies?
Dorfman focuses in on these questions on a personal level in the shape of former political prisoner, Paulina Salas, raped by her captors, led by a sadistic doctor whose face she never saw, and who played Schubert's 'Death and the Maiden' during the torture sessions.
Years later, after the regime has fallen, Paulina lives in an isolated house with her husband, Gerardo Escobar. On his way back from a meeting at which he is asked to chair the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Escobar gets a flat tyre. A stranger stops to help him and drives him back home. Later the same night the stranger returns to question Escobar about the Commission and Paulina is convinced she recognizes his voice as that of her torturer.
She takes the law into her own hands in her own search for Truth and Reconciliation.
Apollo Theatre Company
are a professional theatre company based in Guildford, Surrey, and aim to produce exciting productions of both classic and original plays and comedies
HANCOCK'S HALF HOUR
March 22 - 23
Following our critically acclaimed tours of Round the Horne and The Goon Show we bring you another radio comedy classic live on stage.
In 1954, Tony Hancock burst onto the airwaves of the BBC Light Programme with a comedy show unlike anything the British public had heard before.
Playing a less successful version of himself and surrounded by a cast of fellow comedy greats including Sid James, Hattie Jacques and Kenneth Williams, Hancock’s Half Hour was one of the first programmes in the genre we now know as sitcom.
Check Barn Theatre for show time and Ticket prices
Wick Theatre Company
March 27 - 30
A brave Scottish General, Macbeth, receives a prophecy from a trio of witches that one day he will become King of Scotland. This glimpse into the future has catastrophic consequences. Spurred into action by his wife he propels himself on a destructive journey of ambition and lust for power, which slowly destroys everything and everyone in his path.
Macbeth shows us the dangers of ambition without conscience, and what happens when guilt catches up with us and brings us to reckoning.Greed, murder, supernatural prophecies: and a very human general who, after one dreadful act, is propelled headlong into tragedy.
This play is about how those who have unchecked rule and desire for power for its own sake can destroy everyone and everything in their path, including the ones they say they love: the echoes of which are still relevant today.