At Heartwood House, Whitby, young Lucy Westerman is plagued by nightmares and grows paler everyday. Her sister Mina, soon to be married, is also troubled by dark premonitions and urges her fiancé, Jonathan Harker, not to travel abroad to visit his aristocratic new client, Count Dracula. And so the stage is set for a night of classic horror in a chilling adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel by the acclaimed poet and playwright Liz Lochhead.
Inspired by the true wartime history of the Osiris Players, Imogen Stubbs’s sparkling comedy follows the adventures of a small group of women who come together to form a ‘girls only’ theatre company to take the plays of Shakespeare around a culture-starved Britain.
While the men are fighting Hitler and the bombs are blitzing London, these hopelessly mismatched women from wildly different social backgrounds embark on a hilarious and crazy adventure, crammed into their battered 1920s Rolls Royce. Together and separately they are forced to discover what life is like without men, and, eventually, how they must survive when they have only each other.
New York, 1929. A war rages between two rival gangsters, Fat Sam and Dandy Dan, who is in possession of a new and deadly weapon, the dreaded ‘splurge gun’. As the custard pies start to fly, can all-round nice guy Bugsy Malone stay one step ahead of trouble, avoid the clutches of the seductive songstress Tallulah, and win the heart of Blousey Brown?
Harleston Players will be presenting four episodes of Blackadder II, the Tudor Years. See Edmund, Baldrick, Percy, Queenie and Melchett as they meet Bob and Flashheart (woof) in ‘Bells’, Sir Rather-a-Wally Raleigh and Captain Redbeard Rum (aaaaarrrgh, you have a woman’s hand my lord) in ‘Potato’, the baby-eating Bishop of Bath and Wells in ‘Money’ and the puritanical Lord and Lady Whiteadder eating a raw turnip in ‘Beer’.
Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis have their lives turned upside down when their father is mysteriously called away, and their mother moves them to Oakworth, Yorkshire. There, they discover the trains and the railway that can bring new friends and marvellous adventures to make a summer they’ll never forget.