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2022 April How to Spot an Alien

By Georgia Cristou Directed by Jane Douglas What do you do if you think your aunt is an alien? Twelve-year-old Jelly and her sister, Jonjo, have their suspicions. She won’t let them leave the house – or ask questions. And…

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2022 March Ladies in Lavender

by Shaun McKenna from a screenplay by Charles Dance. Director Stephanie  Daly-Parks After a huge storm a young man’s body is washed up on the beach below the cottage where elderly sisters Janet and Ursula have lived all their lives.…

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2022 February Hunt

By Fionnuala Kennedy Directed by Georgia Douglas-Brown. Hunt is about a group of teenagers playing their version of hide and seek. Their version entails 'borrowing' objects from their neighbours back gardens, and 'dumping' them at the 'box' without being caught,…

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2021 December Ben Hur

Directed by James Last. Ben Hur is renowned as both a great classic book and one of the greatest blockbuster films of all time.  Now this epic tale of love, betrayal, danger and redemption is brought to the stage by…

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2021 September Portavadie Gold

Written and Directed by Morgan Sweeney. Music Written and Directed by Brian Melville. A full-blown musical play with 12 new songs, a 6-piece Band, a cast of 20, and 10 singers in a Gospel Choir. A very brief moment of…

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2021 July Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me

An American, an Englishman and an Irish man are held captive by terrorists in Beirut. Their national biases and prejudices are intensified by their cramped confinement. Over time resentments and recriminations give way to acknowledgements to their character strengths and…

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2021 June The River

A mysterious and bewitching short play from Jez Butterworth (Jerusalem,  Mojo).  All is not as it first seems when a man brings his new girlfriend to the remote family cabin where he has come for the fly fishing since he…

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2021 June Crusaders

Directed by Georgia Douglas-Brown A group of teens gather to take their French exam but none of them will step into the exam hall. Because Kyle has had a vision and he’ll use anything, even miracles, to ensure his classmates…

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2020 December Di and Viv and Rose

by Amelia Bullmore                        Amelia Bullmore’s funny, touching play about three very different women was previously produced as a wonderful rehearsed reading at the Theatre Royal in 2017. From its opening scene, at a northern university’s hall of residence during the…

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2020 February Tuesday

by Alison Carr Theatre Royal Youth will be performing Tuesday, by Alison Carr, as part of National Theatre Connections – a nationwide celebration of new plays for young people. Tuesday is one of ten brand new plays written especially for…

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