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Roger Lamb

Nightmare

Nightmare

Nightmare is a suspense play by Norman Robbins and was first produced at the Oast Theatre, Tonbridge in 1987. Robbins wrote his first stage show over sixty years ago while working for the Yorkshire Evening Post and his plays are very popular with Amateur Theatres. The action takes place in a remote country house with a village a mile or so away. The main scene is set in a cosy home with beautiful moorland views. The owner is Marion Bishop, an elderly writer of romantic novels, convincingly portrayed by Val Smith. Her kind friend, Katherine Willis, cares for her whilst
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Cinderella

Cinderella

  New Forest Players presents Cinderella Story by Lee Redwood Directed by Sarah Haberfield   Venue: Ballard School, Fernhill Lane, New Milton, BH25 5SU Performances @ 7.00pm 29 – 31 December and 2.00pm 30 December 2022 – 1 January 2023 Tickets: Adults £13, Children £9; Available by calling 01425 542414 or online.
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A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

  Bournemouth Little Theatre presents A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens; Adapted and Directed by Lindsay Jones   Kick off your festive celebrations with one of the all-time feel-good Yuletide classics! This new, highly entertaining, fast-paced adaptation is packed with humour and pathos, a great night out! Tickets are £12 (concessions seniors and students £9; members £6); Available online.
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Death Trap

Death Trap

  Staged in the excellent Ballard School Theatre in New Milton, and teasingly billed as The thriller to die for…!, Death Trap is the latest inducement from the ever-good New Forest Players, who continue to build on their track record of delivering high quality productions that stretches back almost 100 years! The play has an auspicious history – written in 1978 by celebrated playwright Ira Levin (Rosemary’s Baby, The Boys From Brazil, et al) – it holds the record for the longest running comedy-thriller on Broadway. It also had a 3-year stint in London’s West End and has been revived
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The Birthday Party

The Birthday Party

A birthday party is a conformist event. Often the ‘birthday boy’ wishes they were somewhere else. They have told everyone they played the piano, and yet their present is a drum. It is sinister enough if it is not your birthday. Bring in your party guests who perform to the regular beat of booze and ‘Blind Man’s bluff’. The expectation of celebration. The menace of a good time. To track back from the party. Stanley Webber is the non-conformist, hidden away in a boarding house, constantly being told he is a liar (because he is). Caught, yet cocooned from the
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Stoning Mary

Stoning Mary

debbie tucker green’s play (she prefers her name to be in lower case), Stoning Mary, was first performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London, in April 2005. It is a short play with a lot of impact as it deals independently with three disturbing stories, set in a world at war, that are eventually brought together in the final scene. One involves a couple with Aids who can only afford a single life-saving prescription. This convention reminds us of the conflict which can arise over scarce resources. The second story involves two parents constantly arguing about whose fault it is
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