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4 Jun - 15 Jun │ Main House
Di and Viv and Rose
by Amelia Bullmore, directed by Joy Matthews

Set in 1983, Di and Viv and Rose is an exploration of female friendship.

Three girls meet at university and bond so well that they decide to move in together.

The play follows the ever-changing fortunes of their lives at university and beyond.

Di is a sporty business student, bursting with energy. Viv is an ambitious design student intent on escaping her roots and middle-class Rose is a history of art student, lovable and promiscuous.

It is such a well written play, crackling with wit and poignant observation that few people would fail to enjoy it.
4 Jun - 15 Jun │ Main House
Di and Viv and Rose
by Amelia Bullmore, directed by Joy Matthews

Set in 1983, Di and Viv and Rose is an exploration of female friendship.

Three girls meet at university and bond so well that they decide to move in together.

The play follows the ever-changing fortunes of their lives at university and beyond.

Di is a sporty business student, bursting with energy. Viv is an ambitious design student intent on escaping her roots and middle-class Rose is a history of art student, lovable and promiscuous.

It is such a well written play, crackling with wit and poignant observation that few people would fail to enjoy it.
15 Jun - 30 Jun │ Wakehurst Place
A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare, directed by Gary Andrews

This year we begin an exciting new collaboration with RBG Kew – Wakehurst: three weekends of open-air theatre (matinees only) in the beautiful gardens there.

For 2024 we will be presenting Shakespeare’s magical comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Always a firm favourite and especially suitable to open air performance, this production will be set in the late Victorian period, when the interest in fairy magic was especially popular, and will lean heavily in style on the works of Arthur Rackham.

So, bring a picnic and wallow in the beauty of nature and the sparkling humour of this classic play.

Garden open 10:00 (entry included with ticket)
Picnic area open 12:30
Show starts 14:30
Bring a picnic and seating.
15 Jun - 30 Jun │ Wakehurst Place
A Midsummer Night's Dream
by William Shakespeare, directed by Gary Andrews

This year we begin an exciting new collaboration with RBG Kew – Wakehurst: three weekends of open-air theatre (matinees only) in the beautiful gardens there.

For 2024 we will be presenting Shakespeare’s magical comedy A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Always a firm favourite and especially suitable to open air performance, this production will be set in the late Victorian period, when the interest in fairy magic was especially popular, and will lean heavily in style on the works of Arthur Rackham.

So, bring a picnic and wallow in the beauty of nature and the sparkling humour of this classic play.

Garden open 10:00 (entry included with ticket)
Picnic area open 12:30
Show starts 14:30
Bring a picnic and seating.
20 Jun - 22 Jun │ The Studio
The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
by Matthew Holmes, based on the Terry Pratchett story, directed by Jacquie Redfern

This year, for the Youth Workshop’s 30th production, we find ourselves in the little town of Bad Blintz. Maurice, a streetwise cat is coordinating a scam involving some very clever rats.

Two not so clever Rat Catchers are in the control of the very evil Rat King and nothing is quite what it seems in this battle for supremacy!

This terrifyingly terrific musical based on the Terry Pratchett story is full of quirky characters and lots of rats! Perfect for our multi- talented Workshoppers.
20 Jun - 22 Jun │ The Studio
The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents
by Matthew Holmes, based on the Terry Pratchett story, directed by Jacquie Redfern

This year, for the Youth Workshop’s 30th production, we find ourselves in the little town of Bad Blintz. Maurice, a streetwise cat is coordinating a scam involving some very clever rats.

Two not so clever Rat Catchers are in the control of the very evil Rat King and nothing is quite what it seems in this battle for supremacy!

This terrifyingly terrific musical based on the Terry Pratchett story is full of quirky characters and lots of rats! Perfect for our multi- talented Workshoppers.
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
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.
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