June to September 2017

 
Tues 13th - Sat 17th June 2017 RAODS Miss Julie by August Strindberg, in a new version by David Eldridge
Sat 17th June 2017 Cheriton Players Another Murder in Cheriton!
Wed 12th - Sat 15th July 2017 RAODS Lilies on the Land by The Lions Part
Fri 14th - Sun 16th July 2017 Hamble Players Youth Theatre Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen adapted by Janet Munsil
Sat 15th - Sat 22nd July 2017 Chesil Theatre Persuasion by Jane Austen
Thur 27th - Sat 29th July 2017 Chameleon Theatre Company The Female of the Species by Joanna Murray-Smith
Fri 28th - Sat 29th July 2017 Arcade Youth Theatre Peter Pan by JM Barrie
Thu 28th - Sat 30th Sept 2017 Bishopstoke Players ‘No Sex, Please - We’re British!’ by Anthony Marriott and Alistair Foot

Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th June 2017

RAODS presents
Miss Julie
by August Strindberg, in a new version by David Eldridge

The classic play exploring gender, sex and power
Midsummer’s Eve is Miss Julie’s time, a night filled with desire when rules are broken, class barriers are set aside and the young mistress of the manor can dance with whomever she pleases. She chooses Jean, her father’s valet, and for a few hours through the long twilight they play an increasingly dangerous game of ‘what if’?
 

www.plazatheatre.com

Saturday 17th June 2017

Cheriton Players presents
Another Murder in Cheriton!

It’s the 1950s and the war is over but in Cheriton a murder has shaken its people to the core. It seems everyone has a secret…The village and police need your help to solve the mystery. We will feed you, entertain you and reward you (especially if you dress the part). You will need to interview the suspects dotted around the village and work out whodunnit, how and why. There will be tea and cakes served in the village hall throughout afternoon, a barbecue supper and fully licensed bar in the evening with 50s live music and disco, plus prizes for the best period dress and best detective(s). You can solve the crime as individuals, but it’s much more fun in teams!

Tickets £16 including refreshments (not bar) or £40 per family ticket. U12s free. See website for details. A fundraiser for Cheriton Village Hall.

www.thecheritonplayers.org.uk

Wednesday 12th to Saturday 15th July 2017

RAODS presents
Lilies on the Land
by The Lions Part

Paying tribute to the fortitude of women on the home front.
A revealing, funny and wonderfully moving portrait of four women who sign up to join the Women’s Land Army during World War II. The play was devised and first performed by The Lions Part.
Based on one hundred and fifty letters and interviews with original Land Girls, along with songs from the period, Lilies on the Land charts the personal journeys of four women who join the Women's Land Army – determined to work endless backbreaking hours on farms across the country in a bid to do their best for the War Effort.
But how do these women, all hailing from different walks of life, torn from their families and bereft of all basic home comforts, deal with the hardships of farming life and the pressures of war? Maybe work clothes full of mice and toilet rolls falling from the sky are just what it takes for these girls to get through…
We are delighted to return to the beautiful gardens of  Island House, Greatbridge, for our outdoor show this year.
 

www.plazatheatre.com

Friday 14th to Sunday 16th July 2017

Hamble Players Youth Theatre presents
Pride and Prejudice
by Jane Austen adapted by Janet Munsil

This tale of love and values unfolds in the class-conscious England of the late 18th century.
The five Bennet sisters – including strong-willed Elizabeth and young Lydia – have been raised by their mother with one purpose in life: finding a husband. When a wealthy bachelor takes up residence in a nearby mansion, the Bennets are abuzz. Amongst the man’s sophisticated circle of friends, surely there will be no shortage of suitors for the Bennet sisters. But when Elizabeth meets the handsome and – it would seem – snobbish Mr. Darcy, the battle of the sexes is joined: “I could easily forgive his pride, if he had not mortified mine”.
 
www.hambleplayers.org.uk

Saturday 15th to Saturday 22nd July 2017

Chesil Theatre presents
Persuasion
by Jane Austen

Marking the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, Chesil Theatre celebrates her last novel, skilfully adapted to portray the lost loves of both the author and her heroine, Anne Elliott – “All these years I have meant to forget you, but I could not.”
 

www.chesiltheatre.org.uk

Thursday 27th to Saturday 29th July 2017

Chameleon Theatre Company presents
The Female of the Species
by Joanna Murray-Smith

As she sits in her country house struggling with a deadline, in walks Molly Rivers, student, idealist and daughter of one of Margot's most dedicated followers. Initially flattered, Margot is less pleased when Molly handcuffs her to the desk and pulls a gun...

Joanna Murray-Smith's deliciously wicked comedy deftly walks the tightrope between satire and farce, proving the female of the species is not only deadlier, but funnier than the male.

This comedy contains strong language and adult themes.


www.chameleontheatre.co.uk

Friday 28th to Saturday 29th July 2017

Arcade Youth Theatre presents
Peter Pan
by JM Barrie

£6 per ticket.
Doors open: 7pm; Curtain up: 7:30pm

The Dovetail Centre
Chandlers Ford Methodist Church
Winchester Road
Chandlers Ford
SO53 2GJ

Tickets available at
Chandlers Ford Methodist Church
0238 059 5295
boxoffice@ayt.org.uk

www.ayt.org.uk

Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th September 2017

Bishopstoke Players presents
‘No Sex, Please - We’re British!’
by Anthony Marriott and Alistair Foot

This riotous comic farce notched up a staggeringly successful sixteen-year run in London's West End. It premiered in 1971 and ran to 6,761 performances.
Peter and Frances could reasonably expect to look forward to a calm, happy start to their married life.  Owing to an innocent mistake, however, they find themselves inundated with dubious material from the ‘Scandinavian Import Company’.  Senior bank officials, Peter's snobbish mother, and a prim, respectable bank cashier become inextricably entangled in the rumbustious events that follow.
Director Barry Kitchen said, “After directing ‘The 39 Steps’ last year, I was looking for another top-notch comedy and what better than ‘No Sex, Please - We’re British!’?”
Performances are in Bishopstoke Memorial Hall on Thursday 28th to Saturday 30th September at 7.30pm.  Tickets are £8 (£6 for those aged 16 or under).

www.bishopstokeplayers.uk

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