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16 Jul - 27 Jul │ Main House
Brassed Off
by Paul Allen, from the screenplay by Mark Herman, directed by Greg Field

Strikes, cost of living crisis, and community morale at an all-time low…except it’s 1994 not 2024. In the Yorkshire mining town of Grimley, bandleader Danny’s dreams of leading the colliery brass band to victory in the national championships at the Albert Hall seem ‘out of tune’ with reality, as workers choose between picket lines and redundancy packages.

But when Flugelhorn playing Gloria returns to her hometown, heads are turned, spirits are raised, and the band get their ‘oompah’ back. But what’s the real reason for Gloria coming back? And can a community that’s fighting to maintain dignity and hope, survive another set of betrayals?

Brassed Off is the acclaimed stage play of the award-winning film. Don’t miss this story of music and the human spirit’s triumph over hardship and despair.
16 Jul - 27 Jul │ Main House
Brassed Off
by Paul Allen, from the screenplay by Mark Herman, directed by Greg Field

Strikes, cost of living crisis, and community morale at an all-time low…except it’s 1994 not 2024. In the Yorkshire mining town of Grimley, bandleader Danny’s dreams of leading the colliery brass band to victory in the national championships at the Albert Hall seem ‘out of tune’ with reality, as workers choose between picket lines and redundancy packages.

But when Flugelhorn playing Gloria returns to her hometown, heads are turned, spirits are raised, and the band get their ‘oompah’ back. But what’s the real reason for Gloria coming back? And can a community that’s fighting to maintain dignity and hope, survive another set of betrayals?

Brassed Off is the acclaimed stage play of the award-winning film. Don’t miss this story of music and the human spirit’s triumph over hardship and despair.
29 Jul - 3 Aug │ The Studio
Drama Summer School
A week-long intensive drama workshop (for 8-14 year olds) full of games, exercises and Drama skills lead by two experienced drama practitioners.

Make new friends, discover new talents, build confidence and self awareness and have loads of fun!


Bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink.

Wear loose, comfy clothes and sensible footwear.

Cost of week £100

Venue: The Archway Theatre Studio Complex, Horley
29 Jul - 3 Aug │ The Studio
Drama Summer School
A week-long intensive drama workshop (for 8-14 year olds) full of games, exercises and Drama skills lead by two experienced drama practitioners.

Make new friends, discover new talents, build confidence and self awareness and have loads of fun!


Bring a packed lunch and plenty to drink.

Wear loose, comfy clothes and sensible footwear.

Cost of week £100

Venue: The Archway Theatre Studio Complex, Horley
8 Aug - 10 Aug │ The Studio
Alive & Living
by Abigail Field & Jenna Simmonds-Wood, directed by Abigail Field & Jenna Simmonds-Wood

A production composed of two 1-act plays – ‘Schrödinger’s Boys’ written & directed by Abigail Field, and ‘It Takes Time’ written & directed by Jenna Simmonds-Wood.

Each piece provides a window into the effects of depression and suicide on both the person directly affected and the people surrounding them and will therefore contain themes of such.
8 Aug - 10 Aug │ The Studio
Alive & Living
by Abigail Field & Jenna Simmonds-Wood, directed by Abigail Field & Jenna Simmonds-Wood

A production composed of two 1-act plays – ‘Schrödinger’s Boys’ written & directed by Abigail Field, and ‘It Takes Time’ written & directed by Jenna Simmonds-Wood.

Each piece provides a window into the effects of depression and suicide on both the person directly affected and the people surrounding them and will therefore contain themes of such.
20 Aug - 31 Aug │ Main House
Rhythm of Life
directed by Hannah Redfern & Laura Day

The Rhythm of Life will take the audience on a journey through existence, showcasing the universal human experience through various Musical Theatre songs, including hits from the best of Broadway and the West End.

Our talented cast, made up of children and adults will be singing their hearts out as they navigate the audience through the trials and tribulations of life, from childhood, self- discovery and love to heartbreak, self-doubt and loss.

This relatable family show will have you tapping your feet, smiling, and clapping, possibly wiping a tear but most of all, it will leave you feeling nostalgic, happy and uplifted.
20 Aug - 31 Aug │ Main House
Rhythm of Life
directed by Hannah Redfern & Laura Day

The Rhythm of Life will take the audience on a journey through existence, showcasing the universal human experience through various Musical Theatre songs, including hits from the best of Broadway and the West End.

Our talented cast, made up of children and adults will be singing their hearts out as they navigate the audience through the trials and tribulations of life, from childhood, self- discovery and love to heartbreak, self-doubt and loss.

This relatable family show will have you tapping your feet, smiling, and clapping, possibly wiping a tear but most of all, it will leave you feeling nostalgic, happy and uplifted.
24 Sep - 5 Oct │ Main House
Bones
by Peter Straughan, directed by Eddie Redfern

This black comedy is set in a run down 1960’s porn cinema in Gateshead. The business is on the verge of bankruptcy where they owe a shed load of money to a local gangster. But their problem seems to be over when one of them kidnaps Reggie Kray…

Sharp, uncompromising and witty, Bones is a deliciously dark comedy about family ties, gangland warfare and a man in a dress.

This play contains very strong language and violence associated with gangland Britain in the 1960’s.
24 Sep - 5 Oct │ Main House
Bones
by Peter Straughan, directed by Eddie Redfern

This black comedy is set in a run down 1960’s porn cinema in Gateshead. The business is on the verge of bankruptcy where they owe a shed load of money to a local gangster. But their problem seems to be over when one of them kidnaps Reggie Kray…

Sharp, uncompromising and witty, Bones is a deliciously dark comedy about family ties, gangland warfare and a man in a dress.

This play contains very strong language and violence associated with gangland Britain in the 1960’s.
29 Oct - 9 Nov │ Main House
Terra Nova
by Ted Tally, directed by Rebecca Warnett

A dramatisation of Captain Scott’s expedition to the South Pole in 1911-1912

Drawn from the journals and letters found on Scott’s frozen body.

The action moves backwards and forwards in time between Antarctica and England, it shows not only the extraordinary courage and fortitude of the team battling against the conditions but also the very human emotions and motivations which drove them forward.

The delirium and death of Evans, the self-sacrifice of Oates and the final tragedy of Wilson, Bowers and Scott are recounted in a mixture of fantasy and realism.

This is achieved by the conjured presence of Scott’s wife, Kathleen, and - in a variety of guises - of Amundsen whose party beat Scott to the South Pole.

This play is a powerful story both tragic and uplifting and stays faithful to the historical facts of Scott’s undertaking.
29 Oct - 9 Nov │ Main House
Terra Nova
by Ted Tally, directed by Rebecca Warnett

A dramatisation of Captain Scott’s expedition to the South Pole in 1911-1912

Drawn from the journals and letters found on Scott’s frozen body.

The action moves backwards and forwards in time between Antarctica and England, it shows not only the extraordinary courage and fortitude of the team battling against the conditions but also the very human emotions and motivations which drove them forward.

The delirium and death of Evans, the self-sacrifice of Oates and the final tragedy of Wilson, Bowers and Scott are recounted in a mixture of fantasy and realism.

This is achieved by the conjured presence of Scott’s wife, Kathleen, and - in a variety of guises - of Amundsen whose party beat Scott to the South Pole.

This play is a powerful story both tragic and uplifting and stays faithful to the historical facts of Scott’s undertaking.
3 Dec - 13 Dec │ Main House
A Vicar of Dibley Christmas; The Second Coming
by Ian Gower & Paul Carpenter Adapted from the original TV series by Richard Curtis & Paul Mayhew-Archer with kind permission of Tiger Aspect Productions, directed by Debra Cornell

The Christmas season is one to be enjoyed with family and friends and what better way to enjoy this magical season than in the company of our very own Vicar of Dibley and her fellow villagers.

Enjoy as the village broadcast for the very first time their own radio station “Radio Dibley” and prepare for the penultimate Christmas Nativity play.

The Archway Theatre brings back all the loveable characters of Dibley and can’t wait to kick start your Christmas festivities. Merry Christmas everyone.
3 Dec - 13 Dec │ Main House
A Vicar of Dibley Christmas; The Second Coming
by Ian Gower & Paul Carpenter Adapted from the original TV series by Richard Curtis & Paul Mayhew-Archer with kind permission of Tiger Aspect Productions, directed by Debra Cornell

The Christmas season is one to be enjoyed with family and friends and what better way to enjoy this magical season than in the company of our very own Vicar of Dibley and her fellow villagers.

Enjoy as the village broadcast for the very first time their own radio station “Radio Dibley” and prepare for the penultimate Christmas Nativity play.

The Archway Theatre brings back all the loveable characters of Dibley and can’t wait to kick start your Christmas festivities. Merry Christmas everyone.

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