Visiting Hour

Visiting Hour

By Richard Harris | Directed by Mick Bennell

Visiting Hour is the first production in our season celebrating the work of Richard Harris, which comprises six interlinked plays set in a National Health hospital in the 1990s. Alternately tragic and comic, it is packed with witty lines and brilliant characterization as the visitors make their presence felt.

This amateur production of 'Visiting Hour' is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, Ltd.

Richard Harris - born 1934, is a prolific British television writer, most active from the early 1960s to the mid-1990s. He writes primarily for the crime and detective genres, having contributed episodes of series like The Avengers, The Saint, The Sweeney, Armchair Mystery Theatre and Target. He has helped to create several outstanding programmes including Adam Adamant Lives! and Shoestring. In 1994 he won the prize for best situation comedy from the Writers' Guild of Great Britain for Outside Edge, a programme he had originated as a stage play which we will be featuring as the second in our season of his plays.

THE CAST

Outside Edge

Outside Edge

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By Richard Harris

Outside Edge is the second of our season of plays devoted to the acclaimed playwright Richard Harris. This play is probably his most famous and has been televised as well as produced on the London stage. All human life is here encapsulated in an afternoon of cricket on the village green. Emotions and conflicts come to the surface between husbands and wives and girlfriends as the match progresses changing everybody's lives.

This amateur production of 'Outside Edge' is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, Ltd.

Richard Harris - born 1934, is a prolific British television writer, most active from the early 1960s to the mid-1990s. He writes primarily for the crime and detective genres, having contributed episodes of series like The Avengers, The Saint, The Sweeney, Armchair Mystery Theatre and Target. He has helped to create several outstanding programmes including Adam Adamant Lives! and Shoestring. In 1994 he won the prize for best situation comedy from the Writers' Guild of Great Britain for Outside Edge, a programme he had originated as a stage play which we will be featuring as the second in our season of his plays.

Double Bill - Elvis & Sinatra

Double Bill - Elvis & Sinatra

Classic Vegas presents Martin Farbrother and Chris Field in a double tribute show of Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra. On for 2 nights only.

Dead Guilty

Dead Guilty

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By Richard Harris

Dead Guilty is the third in our season of plays by the acclaimed writer Richard Harris. After the previous two plays, Visiting Hour and Outside Edge that we have presented, this play shows the yet another side of Richard Harris's work. Dead Guilty is both a drama and a sinister exercise in characterisation.

Julia has been injured in a car accident. The driver was killed after suffering a heart attack at the wheel. While recovering at her home Julia is visited by her counsellor, her handyman and the widow of the driver of the car. As the play progresses it is obvious that someone is causing Julia to become distressed and increasingly desperate, with appalling consequences.

This amateur production of 'Dead Guilty' is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, Ltd.

Richard Harris - born 1934, is a prolific British television writer, most active from the early 1960s to the mid-1990s. He writes primarily for the crime and detective genres, having contributed episodes of series like The Avengers, The Saint, The Sweeney, Armchair Mystery Theatre and Target. He has helped to create several outstanding programmes including Adam Adamant Lives! and Shoestring. In 1994 he won the prize for best situation comedy from the Writers' Guild of Great Britain for Outside Edge, a programme he had originated as a stage play which we will be featuring as the second in our season of his plays.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

by Alan Frayn

 Directed by Dick Langridge

This is the pantomime! For anyone who has lived on another planet for the last five hundred years Sleeping Beauty is the ever-fascinating tale of a young Princess whose precocious behaviour ends up with a pricked finger and a very long sleep. During the time it takes to wake her up there is chaos and lunacy and general mucking about culminating in the handsome Prince Alexander doing the decent thing and giving her a wake-up call in the traditional manner of a smooch and, in true traditional style, they all live happily ever after.