Sep 30–Oct 7, 2017
Sponsored by Tanner Business Centre: 01457 872273
by Ron Hutchinson
Hollywood, 1939: semi-independent mogul David O. Selznick has just shut down production on the most eagerly anticipated movie in history, Gone with the Wind, scrapping the original script and sacking the director in the process. His reputation on the line, Selznick locks himself in his office with two reluctant collaborators determined to produce a rewrite in five days. With nothing but peanuts and bananas to sustain them, a marathon creative session begins.
Nov 25–Dec 2, 2017
Sponsored by Plastics Direct: 0161 343 2425
by Charles Dickens
The classic Charles Dickens story of Young Philip Pirrip (Pip) and his adventures from humble beginnings to wealth and good fortune, encountering along the way some of Dickens’ memorable characters.
Jan 27–Feb 3, 2018
Sponsored by Fortress: 01457 877279
by McGillvray and Zerlin Jr
Every drama group has experienced the horrors of what can go wrong on opening night, and the ladies of the F.A.H.E.T.G. Dramatic Society are no different, with the possible exception that almost everything that could happen does! The scenery collapses, cues are missed, lines forgotten, and the sound effects take on a strange note at times, as the ladies present their ambitious evening's entertainment with the cunning whodunit, "Murder At Checkmate Manor." And just in case the audience should get bored there's a Film and Fashion Show and Murder Mystery Quiz, complete with a Prize! The crunch comes in the denouement when the "murderer", about to be revealed, has to rush home to bandage up an injured daughter. But Mrs. Reece, doyenne of the group, rises above the slings and arrows of outrageous dramatics to save the situation and provide the final inventive twist.
Apr 7–14, 2018
Sponsored by Morris Gregory: 0161 626 3427
by John Godber
A brilliantly funny look at the English abroad. Al and Bet lead a quiet, boring life in Yorkshire. After 20 years of working for the same company, he has been made redundant and cannot find another job. Frustrated with their life and worried about their future, the marriage has stagnated. Then Bet wins a “Romantic Breaks” competition in a magazine. The prize: a holiday for two in Paris. This is their first experience abroad, and they struggle with out French cuisine, the French language, and fight off muggers in the Metro. And it's about the reawakening of a relationship and how people view the world outside their horizons.
Jun 2–9, 2018
by Blake Morrison
In Haworth in the 1840s, in a gloomy parsonage where there are neither curtains nor comforts, Charlotte, Anne and Emily Brontë light up their world with outspoken wit, aspirations, dreams and ideas. And throughout their confined lives intensely lived - they write. Against the backdrop of a dark, remote northern town, these three remarkable young women live their lives brightly.