Coming Soon at the New Venture Theatre



Friday 18 to Saturday 26 January

in the Theatre Upstairs


Laundry and LoneStar web


Laundry and Bourbon / Lone Star


by James McLure


directed by Mark Lester


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A baking Texan afternoon sees friends Elizabeth and Hattie sharing Bourbon and folding laundry. They chat and reminisce while waiting for the replacement Air Conditioning. Elizabeth’s wayward husband Roy has been missing for days and Elizabeth is harbouring a secret.


That evening, nostalgic Vietnam veteran Roy is knocking back Lone Star beer at Angel’s Bar with younger brother Ray. While Ray indulges his older brother, neither is aware of what the night holds for them and Roy’s prized 1959 Pink Thunderbird convertible.


Both plays contain adult language & themes and are not suitable for children.
There will be smoking on stage during this production.


An Amateur Production in association with DRAMATISTS PLAY SERVICE, INC.





Friday 15 to Saturday 23 February 2019


in the Studio Theatre

 Language Archive


The Language Archive


by Julia Cho


directed by Sam Chittenden


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George is a brilliant linguist, consumed with preserving and documenting dying languages. But at home, he cannot find the words that will save his disintegrating marriage. His archival assistant is mute with adoration for him; and his newest subjects, an elderly couple who are the last speakers of an obscure language, refuse to utter a word to one another. A magically inventive comedy, The Language Archive traverses the gulf between what's said and what isn't. Whimsical, melancholic, yet life affirming, it deploys the universal languages of Esperanto and of love.


There will be some swearing in this production


An Amateur Production in association with William Morris Endeavour Entertainment




Friday 15 to Saturday 23 March 2019

in the Theatre Upstairs


The Father

The Father


by Florian Zeller


directed by Mary Allen


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The Father is about Andre, a man with dementia, wrestling to control or even understand his daily life. It is an acute, funny and ultimately distressing portrait of the condition. The audience shares Andre's uncertainty about his multiple confusions. Is the action taking place in his flat, or that of his daughter Anne? Is Anne about to abandon him to live in London with a new lover, or does she remain in Paris, taking her dad to live with her? And indeed who is Anne? How is Anne is going to look after her increasingly frail father? He saw off the previous carer and says he doesn't need anyone to look after him. A new carer arrives, but will he even recognise them since he fails to even recognise his own daughter? Will Anne find a solution that works for her, her husband and for Andre?


This amateur production of 'The Father' is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.






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