On the eve of the First World War the young men of Accrington hear Kitchener’s call for a New Army and become the smallest town in England to raise a Pals Volunteer Brigade.
Peter Whelan’s epic and deeply humane play, dramatises the lives of ordinary people caught up in historical events. Funny, intimate and moving THE ACCRINGTON PALS charts the fortunes of a close-knit community on the brink of change.
Stepping Out, by Richard Harris,is a warm and very funny play about the lives, laughs and loves of a group of women (and one man) attending a weekly tap-dance class in a dingy North London church hall. As the play progresses, the class’s dancing improves to such an extent that by the climax, a grand charity show performance, they have been transformed into triumphant tappers, worthy of any chorus line. Voted Comedy of the Year by the Evening Standard Drama Awards 1984.
Goldilocks and the Three Bears (by tlc Creative)is brought to life at Wells Little Theatre in our annual pantomime. Can Goldilocks and Tom-Tom defeat the evil Queen Bee, and all her hench bees who have turned the friendly bears against all of the villagers with their mind control honey? Come along and cheer for the goodies and boo the baddies and find out!
Neil Simon’s hilarious farce puts eight party guests through an evening of utter chaos as they scramble to save themselves from scandal. It is the tenth wedding anniversary of Charley and Vivian Brooks, but when their friends turn up at their house expecting a party, they find the hostess missing and the host, a prominent government official, lying upstairs with a bullet wound in his ear lobe. The guests try to conceal from each new arrival (and the police) – what has happened, creating an ever more precarious tower of lies.
The Pajama Game is a 1957 stage musical telling a tale of the problems that love can encounter when the lovers concerned work in the same factory – one as a union rep and one as a manager! A hilarious tale told through the manic antics of the workers and their equally manic boss and featuring such great songs as I'm Not At All In Love, Hey There (You with the stars in your eyes); Steam Heat and Hernando's Hideaway.
‘Make sense who may, for make sense we must...’
‘Endgame’ was Samuel Beckett's first full-length play, after his famous ‘Waiting for Godot’. The many themes present in the play revolve around a central one: how we cope with ‘being in time’. The four characters hang in an enclosed ‘space-time present reality’, trapped between a ‘future’ that never comes and a ‘past’ that never happened. They invent stories about the past in order to add a sense of direction to their existence, to engage the ‘process of being’, which would potentially lead to a future and ‘a departure’ from life – an end.
Death comes to us all, but when he comes to Mort he offers him a job. As Death's apprentice he'll have free board, use of the company horse - and being dead isn't compulsory. It's a dream job - until he discovers that it can be a killer on his love life. Adapted by Stephen Briggs from the novel by Terry Pratchett®.