It is understandable to think that with London just under an hour away on the train from the Maltings, that the hub of all theatre needs is situated in the capital. However, our upcoming spring theatre season offers a worthy (less pricey!) alternative, seeing the programme push new boundaries in terms of content and performing style. From an insight into one of the world’s most celebrated authors to an off-the-wall piece with a male comedian being given a script they have never seen before, take a look at the upcoming season below.
Members don’t forget, you have until Sat 20 January to book your limited offer of £9 tickets across the whole spring theatre season!
MANWATCHING, by The Royal Court & house theatre
Fri 09 Feb, 8pm – tickets
The season kicks off with MANWATCHING on Friday 09 February. Presented in collaboration by The Royal Court & house, the show begins with a male comedian being given a script they had never seen before, written by an anonymous woman. Former comedians that have participated in the show have included Marcus Brigstocke, Rob Beckett and Phil Jupitus.
Morgan & West: Time Travelling Magicians
Sun 11 Feb, 7.30pm – tickets
Magic isn’t just for the children! Time-travelling magicians Morgan & West bring a magical extravaganza to a millennium near you! Not content with their lot as the nineteenth century’s greatest magic duo, this prestidigitatory pair present a conjuring spectacular to the audiences of the modern day. An unforgettable evening of magic, mystery, and the unexplainable for adults and older children.
Brave Folk, by Farnham Maltings
Sat 24 Feb, 7.30pm – tickets
From the team that brought you It’s a Wonderful Life and The Iranian Feast comes an evening of story and song from the lands of the far, far north. Brave Folk is a mystical Nordic tale fizzing with humour about love and courage and knowing when to act. Living in the marshlands Yorgjin Oxo, our hero, is a carefree young man who has been taught the sounds of storms and how to sing into the rain, until one day people and places disappear and everything changes.
The Drive, by Angel Exit Theatre
Thu 08 Mar, 8pm – tickets
The Drive recounts an unexpected Nordic road trip which sees two estranged friends thrown together on a tense journey from London to Oslo. The further Becky and Nat get from home the closer they come to confronting the demons of their shared past. “A touching physical whirlwind full of quirky humour and high energy” Reviews Hub.
Jane Eyre: An Autobiography
Tue 27 Mar, 7.30pm – tickets
From the company that brought us Christmas Gothic in December 2016. Struggling to think, live and love beyond the stifling expectations of duty, class and convention, governess Jane Eyre and Master Edward Rochester take a dark journey towards sensual and intellectual liberation. Told through Jane’s eyes, English literature’s most celebrated autobiographical novel shocked the Victorians, and Charlotte Brontë’s gothic subversion of fairy-tale romance is now distilled for the stage – under its full title – by writer/director Elton Townend Jones.
NukeTown, by Jack Dean
Sat 28 Apr, 7.30pm – tickets
NukeTown is a combined storytelling and protest art project about cities, public money and the possible end of life as we know it. Working with town planners, architects, live feeds and enormous amounts of Lego, writer/performer Jack Dean is building a brand new model city and he’d like you to invite you to grab some bricks and help him finish off the city. It’s an epic tale that animates this imaginary landscape.
Tickets for all the productions are on sale now. Members can receive £9 tickets for all productions up until Saturday 20 January. For more information, please contact our Box Office on 01252 745444 or firstname.lastname@example.org.