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Plays! Plays! Plays!

 What a fabulous line up of plays we have this season! A thrilling adaptation of HG Well’s The Time Machine, Bernard Shaw’s much loved classic Pygmalion and the Olivier Award winning comedy adaptation of Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps by P Barlow.

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The Time Machine
Saturday 21 July 8.30pm (gates 6.30pm)
Reserved covered seating £20
Music! Mystery! Morlocks! A musical adventure from 800,000 years in the future! The year is 1959. It is the golden age of sci-fi. A mysterious man arrives at Radio Woking to present a thrilling musical adaptation of HG Wells’ classic story. Prepare yourself for show-stopping songs! Live sound effects! And a rip-roaring original score!

**** “Superb… Takes your breath away” – The Scotsman
**** “A tour-de-force” – The Skinny
***** “Impeccable” – MusicalTalk
***** “Pure joy” – LiveCinema
“Wonderful” – Stephen Fry

Performed by Laurence Owen & Lindsay Sharman
Written & Directed by Lindsay Sharman
Music by Laurence Owen
Based on the book by H.G. Wells

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PYGMALION BY Bernard Shaw
Friday 27 July 2pm (gates 1.30pm) £15 and 8pm £18
Saturday 28 July 8pm £18
All reserved covered seating

 

Following the success of Anne Boleyn, The Pitmen Painters, One Man two Guvnors and Nell Gwyn Hever Festival Theatre is delighted to welcome back Bromley Little Theatre with their production of Pygmalion, Bernard Shaw’s famous and much loved story of how Henry Higgins, an eminent phonetics expert, takes on the challenge of transforming the downtrodden, cockney, Edwardian flower seller, Eliza Doolittle into a poised and plausible lady at home in high society. However, bashing Eliza‘s vowels into shape and sharpening up her articulation are only part of the task. Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins are from different worlds. She needs to do much more than just change the way she speaks if she is to win his bet for him and Henry Higgins has to learn to see her as a woman not just an interesting experiment.



This story of an unconventional romance went on to be adapted for the big screen as the hugely successful musical, ‘My Fair Lady’ but in Pygmalion Bernard Shaw has created one of the great comic masterpieces of theatre, skilfully examining class and women’s independence in a play that sparkles with wit and charm.
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The 39 Steps
Friday 17 August 2pm (gates 1.30pm) £15 and 8pm £18
Saturday 18 August 8pm £18
All reserved covered seating
Having delighted our audiences in 2017 with Alan Ayckbourn’s The Time of My Life we are very much looking forward to FIRST KNIGHT’S latest production of – possibly – the world’s favourite comedy The 39 Steps.
This smash hit Olivier Award winning comedy brilliantly and hilariously recreates John Buchan’s novel and Alfred Hithcock’s classic thriller. Adapted for the stage by Patrick Barlow, based on a concept by Simon Corble and Nobby Dimon it ran to great acclaim in the West End before achieving international accolades.
Follow the astonishing adventures and daring deeds of our handsome hero Richard Hannay, complete with stiff upper lip and pencil moustache as he comes face to face with dastardly murders, deadly double crossing secret agents and of course deliciously devastating women.
This wonderfully imaginative and gripping comedy thriller packed with nonstop laughs features five fearless actors playing 150 roles in 100 minutes of fast paced fun and thrilling action. A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, ‘The 39 Steps’ amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!

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