The Plays

Yes, Prime Minister


Written by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn, the original writers of the classic BBC TV series, Yes, Prime Minister, brings us yet more hilarious satire and farcical performances from the corridors of power. 


The UK is in crisis: debt is spiralling, unemployment is on the rise, and the fragile coalition cabinet, led by Prime Minister Jim Hacker, is at breaking point. However, salvation may exist in the form of a complex pipeline deal with the oil-rich country of Kumranistan that would entitle the government to a multi-trillion-pound loan. When the Kumranistan Foreign Secretary makes a shocking request of Jim's Private Secretary Bernard Woolley, moral considerations collide with the economic future of the nation. How will Jim and his team, Bernard, Cabinet Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby, and Special Adviser Claire Sutton, reconcile the two? Political machinations, media manipulation, and an appeal for divine intervention ensue.



The Secret Garden


This stunning adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's novel has been adapted for the stage by Dave Simpson. With music written by Teresa Barlow, it's a beautiful portrayal of the well-loved children’s classic.


When Mary Lennox is sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle, everybody says she is the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It is true, too. Mary is pale, spoilt, and quite contrary. But she is also horribly lonely. Then, one day, she hears about a garden in the grounds of the manor that has been kept locked and hidden for years. When a friendly robin helps Mary to find the key, she discovers the most magical place anyone could imagine...



Communicating Doors


A murderous, time-travelling romp by the master of observational comedy, Alan Ayckbourn.


When a sex worker is called to the hotel room of a wealthy dying man, it turns out to be for an altogether surprising reason. As danger ensues she escapes through a door to the past and finds herself at the centre of a plot involving the murder of two other women. With plenty of laughter along the way, it’s a race against time to re-write history and save all of their lives as they hop in and out of the communicating doors.