Coming Soon at the New Venture Theatre
Friday 30 November to Saturday 8 December
in the Theatre Upstairs
Additional Matinee on Saturday 8 December now available
Be My Baby
by Amanda Whittington
directed by Jerry Lyne
Set in a Mother and Baby Home in December 1964. Be My Baby follows Mary Adams who is unmarried and 7 months pregnant. Forcibly sent there by a mother intent on keeping up appearances Mary, along with other girls in the home, has to cope both with the shame and the dawning realisation that she will have to give up the baby for adoption.
Despite this, we share their laughter and tears as they dance their troubles away to the girl groups of the time in this bitter sweet comedy.
There will be smoking on stage during the performance
An Amateur Production in association with Nick Hern Books.
Friday 18 to Saturday 26 January
in the Theatre Upstairs
Laundry and Bourbon / Lone Star
by James McLure
directed by Mark Lester
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
The Language Archive
by Julia Cho
directed by Sam Chittenden
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.
An Amateur Production in association with William Morris Endeavour Entertainment
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