Sizzling Summer Season at Bournemouth’s Shelley Theatre

LONDON REPERTORY PLAYERS return for their fifth sizzling summer season in 2020 with their best ever bill of fare!


Thursday 30 July – Tuesday 4 August

Who Killed ‘Agatha’ Christie? by Tudor Gates

A creepy and compelling season opener starring LRP favourites Al Wadlan and Neil James.

John Terry, writer of popular plays, is obsessed by the idea that his career has been damaged by Arthur, an elitist drama critic. He arranges a meeting; now it’s payback time…


Thursday 6 August – Tuesday 11 August

Deathtrap by Ira Levin

Deathtrap holds the record for the longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway and was nominated for four Tony awards, including Best Play. It was adapted into a 1982 film starring Christopher Reeve, Michael Caine and Dyan Cannon.

Sidney Bruhl, a previously successful playwright, has had a series of box office flops and is having trouble writing. He receives a play from a student of his, Clifford, and tells his wife the play is a certain hit and that he may have to kill Clifford to claim it as his own.

A terrifying thriller from the author of Rosemary’s Baby.

“More twists than a bucket of snakes” – Daily Telegraph


Thursday 13 August – Tuesday 18 August

Fallen Angels by Noel Coward

Noel Coward at his inimitable best: debonair, witty, sophisticated and much in the same vein as Private Lives, which broke LRP’s box office records last year.

Julia and Jane are best friends and both have been married five years. But before their marriages, both had affairs with Maurice, a charming Frenchman. Now Maurice is visiting London and has asked to see them…

It all adds up to another delicious champagne cocktail of wit and charm from the ‘Master’.

(Extra matinee: Saturday 15 August at 3.00pm)  


Thursday 20 August – Tuesday 25 August

I Have Been Here Before by JB Priestley

A classic ‘Time’ play from the author of An Inspector Calls and Dangerous Corner, which was the most successful show in LRP’s 2018 season.

A mysterious doctor arrives at a North Yorkshire pub to help prevent a tragedy, but isn’t sure who he is looking for and in which year precisely the events will unfold. However, he knows that what has already happened will happen again….

“Priestley fulfils the ancient definition of the artist as a maker of magic” – The Guardian


Thursday 27 August – Tuesday 1 September

The Small Hours by Francis Durbridge

Our third Durbridge thriller in three years – the creator of Paul Temple really is Bournemouth’s favourite thriller writer!

What links a koala bear, a devious chef and an emerald necklace? Carl Houston, Sussex hotelier, gets caught up out of his depth in this ingenious instalment of international intrigue, which bears all the classic Durbridge hallmarks of suspense, mystery and murder

(Extra matinee: Saturday 29 August at 3.00pm)  



£15*/£12.50* concessions Thursday and Monday performances

Family £54* for two adults/two children.

Early Bird: all 5 plays for £65* booked before 25 July 2020

Matinees: £12* all tickets

No shows Wednesdays or Sundays.

(*plus a transaction fee of £1 when paying by card)


We look forward to welcoming you (back!) this summer!

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Tickets on sale from 7 January 2020