THE THRILL OF LOVE

“The truth: rarely pure, never simple. Well, not on her side of town. She might catch its eye in a shop-front, then turn up her collar, walk on.” A hostess in the West End ‘gentlemen’s clubs’, Ruth Ellis works hard, plays hard and dreams of a movie-star life. Yet in 1955, the self-styled ‘blonde bombshell’ […]

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THE YORK REALIST

“I live here. I live here. You can’t see that, though. You can’t see it. This is where I live. Here.’ A cottage, 1960s Yorkshire. The York Mystery plays are in rehearsal. Farmhand George becomes one of the cast, straining against his roots as a new world opens up to him.  Can he grasp the […]

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THE CRUCIBLE

“WHEN EVERYONE IS SUSPECT, THE MOST DANGEROUS THREAT TO THE COMMUNITY, MAY BE THE COMMUNITY ITSELF” Arthur Miller’s masterpiece The Crucible, centres on the Salem Witch Trials  and is a timeless parable of morality and a scorching indictment of intolerance. In a tight-knit, repressive community in a Puritan town in the late 17th century. a […]

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INTO THE BREACH

Saturday, 27th April, 2019 at 7.30 p.m. IN THE DOUGLAS FORD STUDIO It’s the Second World War and George Crocker is keen to liven up his dull life so he decides to join the village Drama Club. What happens then turns his world upside down! ‘It’s “Dads’ Army meets “The Vicar of Dibley”.’ London Metro. […]

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THE UNLIKELY GIG

Angie Collins and Matthew Salisbury first met in the Loft’s 2015 production of The Hollow Crown. Angie will be known to Loft regulars both on and off the stage, most recently in Twelfth Night and Playboy of the Western World. Matthew spent many years with the Talisman Theatre and folk group Romany Pie. As The […]

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KEEPING OUR END UP

An action packed comedy drama that shows us the ladies of Longfield Bishop clinging bravely to the metaphorical mast as they fight for survival against the turbulent storm that is life at the bottom of the local bowls league. Or possibly not quite as action packed as that.

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Hervey

HERVEY

1737 is a bad year for the Royal Family. King George II and Queen Caroline loathe their son and heir, the Prince of Wales and the Prince of Wales loathes them back, with interest. Fanning the flames of this bitter feud is the Queen’s Vice-Chamberlain, the witty and vicious Lord Hervey, whose uninhibited reminiscences provide […]

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