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Our next production – The Vagina Monologues

Performances end at approximately: TBC

Coming soon at the Archway

A Plan of Action
The Vagina Monologues
Youth Workshop
Improv Summer Show
Blood Brothers
I take your hand in mine
The Taming of the Shrew
Moulin Rouge
Enchanted April
Joanna Forest – Stars Are Rising – The Live Tour
Caliban’s Island
Enlightenment
War Horse
Make Way For Lucia

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.

A Plan of Action

The Vagina Monologues


THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES by Eve Ensler

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

CONTAINS STRONG SEXUAL LANGUAGE THROUGHOUT

 

 

 

The Vagina Monologues

Youth Workshop

 

Youth Workshop

Improv Summer Show

Improv Summer Show

Blood Brothers

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.

Blood Brothers

I take your hand in mine

 

I take your hand in mine

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

The Taming of the Shrew

Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge

Enchanted April

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

Enchanted April

Joanna Forest – Stars Are Rising – The Live Tour

We are so excited to welcome Official Number One Bestselling Soprano, Joanna Forest, to The Archway Theatre. Joanna, who has performed to millions on the BBC, ITV, Sky and Classic FM at events such as The Royal Variety Performance, is taking her album on a tour of LTG theatres this Autumn. 
 
Described as one of the most exciting and important Sopranos performing today, she made chart history earlier this year when her debut album, Stars Are Rising, entered the Official Classical Charts at Number 1, knocking Alfie Boe off the top, making her the first independent artist to get to number one with a debut. Produced and orchestrated by world renowned pianist, Robert Emery, it was applauded by the National Press, Radio and TV for its eclectic mix of dramatic arias, cinematic classics and crossover versions of popular gems such as Bowie’s ‘Life on Mars’ and Slade’s ‘How Does It Feel?’, the latter of which was accompanied by a hit animated video directed by our very own Gary Andrews.
 
Joanna, who made her West End Debut at just 13, will be performing the album and many other popular classical and musical hits in an evening not to be missed accompanied by a local choir and some surprise familiar faces!
Joanna Forest – Stars Are Rising – The Live Tour

Caliban’s Island

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.

Caliban’s Island

Enlightenment

‘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…

Enlightenment

War Horse

War Horse

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.

Make Way For Lucia
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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.

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