MADF Easter Festival of Plays

11 Apr - 17 Apr | Gaiety Theatre Book Now
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11 Apr 2020- 17 Apr 2020 Multiple opening times Gaiety Theatre

INDIVIDUAL NIGHTS:

Full (Adult)/Team £15

Senior £10

Under16's/Student £10

SEASON TICKETS:

Easter Festival of Plays season ticket Full/Senior £63 (order tickets for every night and season ticket discount will be auto-applied in cart)

Easter Festival of Plays season ticket Under 16's/Student/Team £42 (order tickets for every night and season ticket discount will be auto-applied in cart)

Easter Festival of Plays & British All Winners Festival season ticket Full/Senior £112 (order tickets for every night and season ticket discount will be auto-applied in cart)

Easter Festival of Plays & British All Winners Festival season ticket Under 16's/Student/Team £77 (order tickets for every night of the Easter Festival of Plays & British All Winners Festival and season ticket discount will be auto-applied in cart)

TEAM SEASON TICKETS:

£42 (Must enter code to apply discount)

All prices inclusive of 2% booking fee.

Saturday 11th April 2020 Garden Suburb Theatre                                                                   “The Importance of Being Earnest” by Oscar Wilde
Additional Info: Content warning – None. Running Time – 2 hours excluding interval.
Synopsis: In a modernised version of the play, Jack Worthing discovers the complications that arise when you spend half your time pretending to be another person, in this case his irresponsible but entirely invented brother, Earnest. After a number of misunderstandings involving his friend Algernon, his girlfriend Gwendolen, and his foster daughter Cecily, all is put right by the rather surprising discovery of his origins.

Sunday 12th April 2020 White Cobra Productions                                                                    “The Lonesome West” by Martin McDonagh
Additional Info: Content warning – Contains strong language. Running Time – 2 hours excluding interval.
Synopsis: Valene & Coleman, two brothers living alone in their father's house after his recent death, find it impossible to exist without the most massive and violent disputes over the most mundane and innocent topics. Only Father Welsh, the local young priest, is prepared to try to reconcile the two before their petty squabblings spiral into vicious and bloody carnage.

Monday 13th April 2020 Abbots Langley Players                                                                        “The Children” by Lucy Kirkwood
Additional Info: Content warning - Contains some strong language. Running Time – 1 hour 40 minutes (with no interval).
Synopsis: Hazel and Robin, two retired nuclear scientists, live near the power station where they used to work. A disaster there has devastated the area and they live with radiation pollution. Hazel preserves some semblance of normality, but when Rose, a former colleague turns up, she disrupts their precariously ordered existence. Rose is determined that they must fix the problem they have caused for the next generation, even if it means certain death.

Tuesday 14th April 2020 The Players' Theatre (Wales)                                                             “Bullshot Crummond” by Ron House & others
Additional Info: Content warning - None. Running Time – 1 hour 25 minutes excluding interval.
Synopsis: Bullshot Crummond is a fast-moving, very funny play, a spoof on the 1930's character Bulldog Drummond. Teutonic villain Otto Von Bruno and his mistress crash their plane in the English countryside and kidnap Professor Fenton who has discovered a formula for making synthetic diamonds. Bullshot Crummond is called to the rescue and, in true James Bond style, ends up triumphant!

Wednesday 15th April 2020 Wellington Theatre Company                                                         “Abigail's Party” by Mike Leigh
Additional Info: Content warning - None Running Time – 1 hour 45 minutes excluding interval.
Synopsis: British suburbanites Laurence and Beverly are entertaining their new neighbours, Angela and Tony as well as Susan, whose teenage daughter, Abigail is having a party. Over drinks and snacks, clichés and fatuous small talk abound. The tension escalates as the marital strain between Beverly and Laurence surfaces.

Thursday 16th April 2020 Martello Productions                                                                             ”Dreams of Violence” by Stella Feehily
Additional Info: Content warning – Contains scenes of a violent/sexual nature. Running Time – 1 hour 45 minutes excluding interval. 

Synopsis: A Comedy about love, death and responsibility. For Hildy political activism comes easier than dealing with the disorder of her family life, her druggie son, her philandering soon to be ex-husband, her father misbehaving in a hugely expensive retirement home. Then there's Shirley, Hildy's charismatic mother, former pop star with a fondness for booze who sets up camp in Hildy's spare room to belittle her from close range. By day Hildy leads the City's cleaners in revolt against the bankers. But by night she dreams of unsettling acts of violence.

Friday 17th April 2020 Sedgefield Players                                                                                    “The Railway Children” by E. Nesbit adapted by Mike Kenny
Additional Info: Content Warning - None. Running Time – 1 hour 45 minutes excluding interval.
Synopsis: Mike Kenny's imaginative stage adaption of E. Nesbit's much-loved children's classic. Famously filmed, this story of a prosperous Edwardian family - mother and three children - forced into near-penury in the rural north of England captures the anxieties and exhilarations of childhood with great tenderness and insight. As Mike Kenny says of his remarkably faithful adaptation, 'You don't need a real train to perform this play... the most powerful prop is the imagination of the audience, the most effective tool the skill of the actors.' So this version of The Railway Children, which offers three plum roles for young performers, is eminently suitable for school, youth theatres and drama groups - anywhere, in fact, where the cry of 'Daddy! My Daddy!' is likely to provoke a tear.

Adult - £15

Senior - £10

Under16's/Student - £10

Team - £15

Easter Festival of Plays season ticket - Full/Senior £63

Easter Festival of Plays Season Ticket Under 16's/Student/Team £42

Easter Festival of Plays & British All Winners Festival season ticket Full/Senior - £112

Easter Festival of Plays & British All Winners Festival Season Ticket Under 16's/Student/Team £77

Suitable for all the family. Ticket Prices inclusive of 2% booking charge.

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