Tue 11 – Fri 14 Nov
The Old Market

Combining theatrical storytelling with aerial acrobatics, Naomi’s Flight follows a narrative exploring illness, loss and withdrawal.
Challenging, beautiful and thoughtprovoking, this is an extraordinary account of commonplace experiences.

Performed on three asymmetrical suspended steel sculptures, it portrays the love story of 82 year old George and his wife Naomi, stricken with dementia. Using movement to express a life bound by physicality as mental facilities wane; blinking in and out of existence, powerful, poetic, and humorousthis is a courageous journey

GROUNDED (Photo © Iona Firouzabadi)2

Fri 21 Nov
Dome Studio Theatre

A gripping and compulsive new play, that flies from the heights of lyricism to the shallows of workaday existence. A Top Gun pilot is grounded after becoming pregnant.

Now, she flies remote-controlled drones over the Middle East. Struggling through 12-hour shifts far from the battlefield, she hunts terrorists by day and is a wife and mother by night.

Using Western values, the morality of modern military tactics and our sense of humanity, Grounded targets assumptions about war, family and what it is to be a woman. A sobering story of our times.

Image by Iona Firouzabad


Fri 21 Nov
The Marlborough Theatre

Cardboard and glitter for one night only, here’s a renegade gameshow for the austerity generation. Part Gameshow, part Variety Show, part Disco… and everyone’s a winner! In a reaction to the slick and earnest high production populating the world of modern entertainment, Miss Behave presents a deliberately lo-fi, silly and audience-centric bag of fun. Ably assisted by her glamorous assistant Harriet, Miss Behave creates a world of anarchy, chaos and fun for all.

T&Cs: Bring your phone. Keep it ON. Think for yourself. Use your initiative. Life’s not fair. Nothing means anything. There are no rules.


Fri 21 – Sat 22 Nov
The Old Market

Acclaimed theatre company, 1927, make a welcome return to The Old Market for a residency. Their new show Golem, a fantastical tale of an extraordinarily ordinary man and his Golem, synchronises live performance and music, with stunning handdrawn animation, claymation and film.

One day, Robert Robertson buys a Golem. He’s apprehensive at first, but anxiety turns to excitement as it starts to make life easier. Robertson becomes more relaxed, happy and confident. Now he’s a modern man with his very own Golem, and he thinks he’s in control…

Our Countrys Good

Tue 11 – Sat 15 Nov
Theatre Royal

The true story of convicts putting on a play under the guidance of an earnest young marine officer, this is a beautiful demonstration of how dignity can emerge from hopelessness. As the barriers between captors and captives break down, they start to discover each other, both onstage and
behind the scenes.

Our Country’s Good premiered at the Royal Court Theatre 25 years ago, before winning major awards on both sides of the Atlantic. Idealistic, vigorous and uplifting this new production by original director, Max Stafford- Clark, was hailed as a triumph.


Wed 12 Nov, 7.30pm
Dome Studio Theatre

This Kathak interpretation of the story of Yerma filters Federico Garcia Lorca’s savage, yet lyrical, play through the beauty of Indian classical dance accompanied by live musicians. A woman’s despairing desire for motherhood becomes an obsession. Her situation, acutely at odds with what is expected of her by society, moves her to commit a terrible crime.

This production transplants the action from rural Spain to a contemporary British inner-city community. The timeless themes of loneliness, desire, expectation and frustration remain, now enhanced by boundary-pushing of Kathak dance.

HOKES BLUFF-21 (photo credit Paul Blakemore)

Sat 15 Nov
Corn Exchange

It’s a familiar underdog story we’ve all heard a million times before, about a team playing a sport we don’t understand; about winning the game; and about winning in life, whatever it takes.
Hoke’s Bluff tears into clichéd high school storylines and inspiring locker room speeches, examining America’s nostalgic yearning for the simplicity and success.

Through hackneyed formulas and cheap sentimentality, we find out what it means to be a real winner. But beneath the acerbic portrayal of US teen spirit, there’s a true affection for its sugary romantic notions.

Image by Paul Blakemore

The Muddy Choir-

Sun 23 – Mon 24 Nov
Dome Studio Theatre

November 1917, and the Third Battle of Ypres lurches towards its bloody conclusion. Three young soldiers are thrust into a landscape starkly different to the playing fields of their home. When their singing causes a disturbance, they face unwelcome attention from their commanding officers. Is music their ticket away from the front, or will it prove more dangerous than bullets and gas?

Commissioned and produced by Theatre Centre, The Muddy Choir is a story about boys growing up and the humanising power of music, marking the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

Twelfth Night

Tue 25 – Sat 29 Nov
Theatre Royal

A shipwreck separates twins who begin new lives unknowingly in the same land. Disguise and deception, unrequited love and confusion set the scene for this hilarious Shakespearian comedy. Fusing vivid storytelling with director Jonathan Munby’s highly distinctive visual style, Twelfth Night includes some of Shakespeare’s best loved characters, including Malvolio, Viola, Sir Toby Belch and Orsino.

Munby was nominated for an Outstanding Director with The Dog in the Manager for the Shakespeare Theatere Company and won public and critical acclaim for his productions of Sondheim’s Company and Julius Caesar.

Darwell to Arms

Thu 27 – Sat 29 Nov
The Old Market

Acclaimed theatre makers – imitating the dog – bring their unique theatrical vision to an adaptation of A Farewell to Arms. Fusing video projection, innovative stage design and original music, they bring Ernest Hemingway’s meditation on love and the brutality of warfare to life.

Based on the author’s real-life Great War experience in Italy, it follows the story of an American ambulance driver and his relationship with a British nurse. They discover the redemptive power of love and experience the loss of innocence, as their relationship cements during this devastating conflict.