Forthcoming Productions

 

The Dresser

18th - 22nd September 2018

 

Backstage at a theatre in the English provinces during WWII, Sir, the last of the great, but dying, breed of English actor-managers, is in a very bad way tonight as his dresser tries valiantly to prepare him to go on stage as King Lear. Unsure of who and where he is supposed to be, let alone Lear's lines, Sir is adamantly determined to roar his last, but with a Herculean effort on the part of Norman, the dresser, Sir does finally make it on stage, and through the performance, no thanks to an air raid courtesy of the Luftwaffe. Back in his dressing room after the performance, the worn out old trouper dies, leaving alone his company and the loyal dresser after one final bow.

 

Based on the author's own experiences as dresser to Sir Donald Wolfit, this bracing, heartbreaking drama is an elegy to a by-gone era.

Tickets: £13.50

(Children 16 & under £12)

7.30pm

Signed performance: Saturday 22nd

 

Box Office:

www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk

01392 271808

 

Robin Hood

20th December 2018 - 5th January 2019

 

We all know the story of Robin Hood and his Merry Men, Little John, Will Scarlett and Friar Tuck – or at least we think we do.

What if we were to tell you the true and unadulterated truth about who really wore the tights in Sherwood Forest?

 

The story of Maid Marian – leader of the Girlpower Gang - feisty and impetuous. A fighter. Happier with a sword than knitting needles unless the needles were very, very sharp. And very fond of Robin Hood.

The story of Robin Hood who was, of course a hero but who often needed Marian and her girls to give him a hand. He loved wearing tights, so long as they were green – and feathers in his hat, so long as they were green. When he stopped lamenting how hard it is for a chap to keep his wardrobe neat in a hideout in a forest he remembered that he was very fond of Marian.

The story of the Sherriff of Nottingham ‘Clarence’ who, as it turned out, was a much misunderstood man.

 

Then there were the real villains of the piece, the Sherriff’s sister Snotty Notty or Rosebud or (errgh!) Budsy Wudsy. She bossed everyone around but had a soft spot for Sir Guy – if only he could find it under the corsets. Sir Guy was a really nasty piece of work. The Sherriff’s tax collector – always hanging around Nasty Notty. Only he called her ‘Rosebud’ or ‘Budsy Wudsy’ . . . (Yech and errgh again!)

 

At last! The true story!

Tickets: £14

(Children 16 & under £12)

20th Dec & 3rd Jan All tickets £10

Signed performance: Saturday 5th Jan

 

Box Office:

www.barnfieldtheatre.org.uk

01392 271808

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January 2019

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