MADF Easter Festival of Plays

20 Apr - 26 Apr | Gaiety Theatre Book Now
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20 Apr 2019- 26 Apr 2019 Multiple opening times Gaiety Theatre


  • Ticket Prices inclusive 2%booking charge
  • INDIVIDUAL NIGHTS - Full (Adult)/Team £13.00 - Senior/Student Concession £10.00
  • SEASON TICKETS - Full/Senior £56 - Students £35 (order tickets for every night and season ticket discount will be auto applied in cart)
  • TEAM (Season) TICKETS - £35 (Must enter Code to apply discount)
  • Venue: Gaiety Theatre
  • Age Restrictions: Under 16's must be accompanied by an adult
  • Opening Times: Doors= 7.00pm - Start= 7:30pm

Saturday 20th April 2019 Mutley & Minques:Theatricus Dramaticus                          “The Hound of the Baskervilles” by Arthur Conan Doyle
Additional Info: Content warning – None. Running Time – 2 hours excluding interval.
Synopsis: When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on his estate, with a look of terror still etched on his face, and the paw prints of a gigantic hound beside his body, the great detective Sherlock Holmes is summoned from Baker Street, with Dr Watson in tow, to unravel the mysteries surrounding his death, and investigate the ancient curse of the Hound of the Baskervilles.

Sunday 21st April 2019 Rushen Players                                                                                    “Last Train to Nibroc” by Arlene Hutton
Additional Info: Content warning – None Running Time – 2 hours excluding interval.
Synopsis: In December 1940 America, a cross-country train carries, in its luggage compartment, the bodies of two great American writers - Nathaniel West and F Scott Fitzgerald. Also aboard is young May who harbours hopes of becoming a missionary. She shares her seat with a charming young flier, Raleigh, heading to New York to become a writer having recently been discharged from the Military. We follow the highs and lows of their three year journey.

Monday 22nd April 2019 Hog the Limelight                                                                            “A Murder is Announced” by Agatha Christie
Additional Info: Content warning - None Running Time – 2 hours excluding interval.
Synopsis: An announcement in the local paper states the time and place when a murder is to occur in Miss Blacklock's house. The victim is not one of the house's several occupants but an unknown visitor. What unfolds from here is mixed motives, concealed identities, a second death and a determined Inspector who along with Miss Marple is determined to solve this conundrum. 

Tuesday 23rd April 2019 Local Companies                                                               "A Selection of Plays from the 2019 One Act Festival" 
Additional Info: Content warning – None  - Running Time – to be announced excluding interval

 May not be performed in this order..
"Ivy" by James Hogan performed by Legion Players
"A Cream Cracker Under the Settee" by Alan Bennett performed by Rushen Players
"Mother Figure" from Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn performed by Broadway Theatre Company

Wednesday 24th April 2019 Bejou Productions                                                                                       “Benefactors” by Michael Frayn
Additional Info: Content warning - None Running Time – 2 hours 15 minutes excluding interval.
Synopsis: An urban architect whose attempts to improve humanity by the environments he creates, only leads to chaos when the high rise boom goes bust and two close friends are caught in the crossfire. 

Thursday 25th April 2019 Martello Productions                                                                                      ”Portia Coughlan” by Marina Carr
Additional Info: Content warning – This play contains adult themes & strong language   Running Time – 2 hours excluding interval. Synopsis: Portia Coughlan lives in monstrous limbo, haunted by a yearning for her spectral twin brother lying at the bottom of the Belmont River, unable to find any love for her wealthy husband and children, seeking solace in soulless affairs, deeply afraid of what she might do.

Friday 26th April 2019 Wellington Theatre Company                                                                             “Night Must Fall” by Emlyn Williams
Additional Info: Content Warning - None  Running Time – 2 hours excluding interval.
Synopsis: In a dreary bungalow in the middle of the woods, Mrs Bramson, (a bitter elderly woman), lives with her niece and servants. One day, her maid reveals to her that she is pregnant, and that the father is a young man called Dan. Mrs Bramson falls for Dan's charms, and he becomes her personal assistant, however, her niece Olivia doesn't trust him. A shocking discovery of a woman’s mutilated body in the garden sends Olivia down a dark path of chilling discoveries.



Senior £10

Under16's/Student £10

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