It’s the day before the gala opening of Richard de Beau’s new musical, A Little Death and Romance. It is the final dress rehearsal and right from the opening number nothing is going right – from the lighting, to the music, props, and even the actors. If the saying, ‘a bad dress rehearsal means a brilliant opening night’ is correct, this opening night will be a stunner. Then when a murder is discovered, the mayhem really begins.
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by Dorothy Fletcher
Dates: May 19-22
One of the most delightful and enduring classics of children's literature, The Secret Garden has remained a favourite with children the world over ever since it made its first appearance in 1910. When a young girl, Mary, is sent to live with her uncle after the death of her parents, his manner and sorrow from having lost his beloved wife leaves her feeling bitterly alone. Neglected once again, she begins exploring the estate and discovers a garden that has become hidden and, aided by one of the servant's boys, begins restoring it to its former glory. This classic story originally by Frances Hodgson Burnett and adapted for the stage by Jessica Swale will charm and soften even the thorniest heart.
Adapted by Jessica Swale
NEW Dates: June 30 – July 10
It’s a dark and stormy night - and all of the game’s familiar characters have gathered at Boddy Mansion: Wadsworth the butler, Yvette the maid, Colonel Mustard, Mrs. White, Mr. Green, Miss Scarlet, Professor Plum, and Mrs. Peacock. So, was it Colonel Mustard in the library with the wrench or Miss Scarlet in the dining room with the lead pipe? The possibilities are endless and you'll need a much coveted ticket find out!
Adapted from the Paramount Pictures Film written by Jonathan Lynn and the board game from Hasbro, Inc.
Dates: September 15-25
This isn’t your grandmother’s Jane Austen! Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this P&P for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. But can she resist love, especially when that vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation.
Adapted by Kate Hamill
Dates: December 8-18