Our next production – The Vagina Monologues
Performances end at approximately: TBC
Coming soon at the Archway
A Plan of Action
Widowed Roger and separated Samantha have recently started dating, but their teenage children are far from impressed about their new relationship. So Liam, Roger’s son, and Tabitha, Samantha’s daughter, devise a plan of action to break them up.
This comic scheme involves a saucy French seductress disguise and a Casanova-like Italian impersonation. A short comedy written by Philip Ayckbourn (son of Alan) that twists and turns with much hilarity and delight as Liam and Tabitha pursue their cunning plan.
The Vagina Monologues
A poignant and hilarious tour of the last frontier, The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. It has been performed in 104 countries in over 50 languages, and has inspired a dynamic grassroots movement to stop violence against women.
Witty and irreverent, compassionate and wise, no – one who sees it will ever look at a woman’s body or think of sex in quite the same way again.
“Fresh, funny and beguiling” – The Daily Mail
Twin brothers, Mickey and Edward, are separated at birth as their mother cannot afford to keep them both, Raised only streets apart in the heart of Liverpool; the boys’ lives take two very different paths. However, following a chance meeting, the pair form an unlikely friendship. But what will happen if they ever find out the secret of their shared history?
N.B. This is NOT the Musical, but the PLAY as was originally commissioned for performance by the Merseyside Young People’s Theatre Company.
The Taming of the Shrew
This is one of Shakespeare’s better known comedies, with a serious message about the place of Women in that society of the day! Lucentio arrives in Padua and falls for Bianca, who is being wooed by Hortensio and Gremio, older citizens. Baptisa Minola her father will not allow this until older sister the very shrewish Katherina is married, but who will marry her? She is eventually paired with Petruchio who tries very hard to tame her wilful ways. With characters changing roles, attempting to copy other characters, mistaken identity there is much fun to be had in this production. There are fantastic character parts in this very large cast play. Oh yes….. I will include the Christopher Sly scenes
Feeling lost in the shadows of unhappy marriage and post WW1 society, two housewives become acquainted after reading a newspaper advertisement for a small medieval castle in Italy on the shores of the Mediterranean to be let furnished for the month of April. They reluctantly recruit a pair of difficult upper-class women to share the cost and experience. The four women come together at the castle and find rejuvenation in the tranquil beauty of their surroundings, rediscovering hope and love
Joanna Forest – Stars Are Rising – The Live Tour
Caliban’s Island is a prequel to Shakespeare’s The Tempest, delving into the events that shaped Caliban’s rebellion against Prospero and questioning the accepted opinion that he was an evil monster. It also looks at some of the events in The Tempest itself, but from a slightly different viewpoint and eventually asks what became of Caliban and Ariel after the departure of the human invaders.
‘At three o’clock in the morning, this is what I think. I think somebody killed him. They killed him, God, I don’t know how I’m uttering these words… they killed him because he’s white and western and they hated him. And it wasn’t personal. Which somehow makes it worse.’
Five months since the disappearance of their son Adam, all Lia and Nick can cling to is a vague email mentioning Jakarta, and the possibility that somewhere he may still be alive. As they struggle with grief and uncertainty, a spiritualist and a determined journalist seem their only hope…
Make Way For Lucia
Based on E.F. Bensons popular Lucia and Mapp stories, set in Rye. The doyenne of Tillings is the redoubtable Miss Mapp so when Lucia, who peppers her speech with Italian phrases she doesn’t understand and for whom the word ‘defeat’ does not exist, rents Miss Mapp’s house for the summer and is then joined by her confident Georgie the battle lines are drawn! All the delightful wit and style of the famous TV series.
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- The Archway Theatre is a thriving “little theatre” located under the railway arches in Horley, near Gatwick.
- 95 seats accommodation.
- 10 full productions every year.
- 10 Performances over a two-week run.
- Youth Workshops and Young Adults Workshop & productions.
- Studio Theatre and Function Room.
We pride ourselves on a professional approach, and we are rather ambitious with some of our productions. We try all aspects of theatre, from musicals through drama to pantomime. We are a club, so members can buy tickets, take advantage of the youth workshop facilities, and visit the members’ bar. Those wishing to go on stage or backstage are members of the company, who put on all the shows.