Category Archives: Theatre

Eugene

By Richard |

Fresh from a debut run at the Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe 2021. In the not-too-distant future, millionaire and inventor (think Elon Musk with a further attitude problem) ‘Hugh’ (Daniel Nicholas) from Hu-Bris industries is launching the first superhuman artificial intelligence at a press conference. And you’re invited. ‘Eugene’ is a show about what happens when we […]

Done to Death by Jove

By Richard |

Written and performed by Gavin Robertson and Nicholas Collett. “The 39 Steps” meets Agatha Christie via Holmes and Watson! A cast of six bring a comic flurry of suspects and sleuths together to discover whodunnit, and how… Except, well… four of the cast are stuck by the side of the M6 in the van, and […]

Hip Hip I’m Gay

By Richard |

HIP HIP I’M GAY! is a comedy cabaret that follows real-life stories and experiences of coming out and the mental health struggles people have faced alongside their sexual identity. Intertwined with hilarious sketches, original songs and dazzling dance routines, this show is guaranteed to take you on an emotional roller-coaster.  Ashleigh Owen has created this piece […]

Yes! Yes! UCS!

By Richard |

It’s 1971 and Aggy McGraw, straight out of school, gets an office job at Fairfields shipyard in Govan a week before the new Tory government decides to stop any investment in what they call ‘lame duck’ industries, which includes shipbuilding on the Clyde. Facing an uncertain future, she has nothing to lose, except her job, […]

Testament Of Yootha

By Richard |

Actress/writer Caroline Burns Cooke comes to Ropery Hall with her third show that examines the life of glamorous sitcom legend Yootha Joyce. Caroline brings her whole story, from her birth on Wandsworth Common, through Yootha’s fantastic theatrical and sitcom career (and all the personal stuff alongside) to her death and alcoholism at the age of […]

Howerd’s End

By Richard |

Written by Mark FarrellyStarring Simon Cartwright as Frankie Howerd and Mark Farrelly as Dennis Heymer Can you imagine being terrified of your own happiness? You can? Then let’s begin… Frankie Howerd was one of Britain’s most loved comedians for half a century. But he had a secret. And the secret’s name was Dennis. This brand-new […]

A Warning to the Curious

By cannon303 |

Two Ghost Stories by M R James M R James first wrote his ghost stories to perform to friends in King’s College Cambridge in the year leading up to World War One. Now, over a century after its first publication, Nunkie Theatre Company has bought two of the eeriest and most entertaining back to life […]

Holmes and Watson 

By cannon303 |

Before slipping into well-earned retirement, Sherlock Holmes has prevailed upon his long-time companion Dr Watson, his landlady Mrs Hudson and Inspector Lestrade of Scotland Yard to join him in a farewell tour of the British Isles. For the first time ever they will re-enact one of the detective’s most baffling unrecorded cases – The Case […]

The Ghost Of A Smile,

By cannon303 |

From the team that brought you “Spitfire Solo”, “Bond!”, and “The Six-Sided Man” comes the perfect ghostly experience as we head towards Christmas! Two of Charles Dickens’ creepy tales – with a comic twist. Tales with a tingle, but also a giggle! Two yarns to chill and charm! Stories with a shiver and a smile! […]

The Silence of Snow: The Life of Patrick Hamilton

By cannon303 |

Written and performed by Mark Farrelly Directed by Linda Marlowe Following his much-acclaimed performance of Quentin Crisp: Naked Hope at Ropery Hall last year, Mark Farrelly returns with his riveting, kinetic solo show portraying one of the great English writers of the inter-war years. Patrick Hamilton was a dazzling success in his twenties, producing hit plays Rope (filmed by Hitchcock) and Gaslight, […]

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