Previous Productions

The Graduate

Benjamin Braddock is a confused young man. Having spent four years achieving a brilliant scholastic record, upon graduation he finds himself adrift, uncertain about his future, disconnected from his purpose, and increasingly alienated from the upper-class, suburban, “plastic” world of his parents. Fighting panic and boredom, he is deeply conflicted but ultimately willing when Mrs. Robinson, the unhappily married, alcoholic, and dangerously charismatic wife of his father’s business partner, tempts him into an affair. Benjamin’s tenuous existence of lazy days and stolen nights falls apart when he falls in love -- with Elaine, Mrs. Robinson’s upbeat, optimistic daughter. Based on the novel and the iconic 1967 film, the play is a bitterly hilarious dark comedy, full of rapid-fire dialogue between fascinating and horrifying characters

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

A modern classic of Irish theatre. The Beauty Queen of Leenane by Martin McDonagh, director of the Oscar winning Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, tells the story of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early 40s, and Mag, her manipulative, ageing mother. Mag’s interference in Maureen’s first and potentially last romantic relationship sets in motion a chain of events that are as tragically funny as they are horrific.

Duets (Runners Up in the Lighthorne Festival 2018 with "Blind Date")

Duets tells the story of four couples, and four relationships, but will any of them find true love?

For Jonathan and Wendy, it’s a blind date, can they can get it right this time? Barrie isn’t interested in women, but his secretary Janet sees that as no reason to stop trying! Shelley and Bobby are on holiday in Spain, the only problem being the trip was booked before they decided to get divorced… And Angela is about to marry for the third time, with just brother Toby and one last cup of coffee standing between her and marital bliss.

Eight people, four couples, four stories, in a celebration of the oldest and strongest of human emotions….and songs too!!!

Duets is a hilarious tribute to the strength and the madness of the human heart. It’s the perfect evening’s entertainment for everyone who is in love, or who has ever been in love!

Awards for Glorious!

2018 Easter Festival of Plays:

- Best Play

- Best Male performance

- Best Female performance

- Audience Appreciation

- Best Actor over 60

- Best Set

Glorious! : The True Story of Florence Foster Jenkins, the Worst Singer in the World by Peter Quilter

The inspirational true story of New York heiress, Florence Foster Jenkins, who obsessively pursues her ambition of becoming a great singer. She dreams of playing New York’s Carnegie Hall, and only one thing stands in her way…. she can’t sing a note! The voice she hears in her head is indeed Glorious, but to the rest of the world it is hilariously awful.

At private recitals, her devoted partner and manager, St Clair Bayfield, managed to protect Florence from the truth.

But when the time comes for her first public concert, St Clair realises he may have perhaps bitten off more than he could chew.

Recently an Oscar nominated film starring Meryl Streep in title role, this stage version of the story is laugh out loud funny, heart breakingly moving as Florence prepares for the greatest night in her career in front of an audience of three thousand people.

Can she finally deliver the performance of a lifetime?

Photo courtesy of Mark Quelch


Hello campers! Britain's favourite holiday camp is opening its doors again on the Deco stage in Northampton!

It's the start of a new season and founder Joe Maplin announces he is setting up a camp in the Bahamas and needs female yellowcoats to go and work there and the annual "Miss Yellowcoat" competition will decide who. Imagine the rivalry!

Camp cleaner Peggy, meanwhile, is thrilled at the prospect of a vacancy for a new yellowcoat and convinces Entertainments Manager Jeffrey that she is the ideal candidate for the job.

Ted is forced to employ numerous money-making schemes when his ex-wife turns up at the camp with a bailiff in tow and Yvonne and Barry Stuart- Hargreaves send the rumour mill into overdrive when Gladys is overheard escorting Jeffrey into his chalet late one evening.

It's a rib tickling, toe tapping, nostalgia fuelled trip back to the 1960s, so check into your chalet soon as Maplins is now taking bookings....for one week only!

Hi-de-Hi, is adapted from the original scripts by Jimmy Perry and David Croft. This show from award winning touring theatre company White Cobra Productions runs from Wednesday November 1st to Saturday November 4th 2017. Evening performances start at 7.30pm with a matinee performance at 2.30pm on Saturday 4th November

Nominations for Awards for Dizzy Boo - Easter Festival of Plays

Costume & Makeup
Comedy - Parting kisses and handshakes
Best Female Performance in Supporting Role - Kimberley Vaughan as Paddy
Best Male Performance in Supporting Role - Richard Jordan as Jez Herbert
Best Female Performance - - Kate Billingham as Donna Brenner & Mrs Fiona McNee
Best Male Performance - Fraser Haines as Nick Brenner

Dizzy Boo

Life seems idyllic when viewed from the barbecue terraces of the exclusive Saxons Mead housing estate overlooking lush meadows to the river, with good friends and good food. But what happens when someone with no hope, no friends and no food finds their way onto the estate? And when the harsh realities and demands of the outside world begin to threaten the tranquillity and exclusivity? Will Nick’s selfish choices mean a happy life for him and wife Donna, leaving old friends Ben and Paddy and new friends Jez and Louise to suffer, or will the consequences mean changes for them all? And just what does Dizzyboo mean to each of them?

Awards for Another Fine Mess and Housebound - Winners of Lighthorne Festival of One Act Plays with Housebound

Another Fine Mess

Laurel and Hardy still make people laugh, 95 years after their first movie together. Stan and Ollie’s slapstick comedy and hilarious gags are popular with young and old alike.Their rib-tickling rendition of Trail of the Lonesome Pine - performed in the 1937 film Way Out West - even got to Number 2 in the UK Singles Chart in 1975 after being championed by John Peel on Radio 1.Theirs was a partnership - and friendship - that lasted a lifetime.In Another Fine Mess, we meet Stephen and Phil whose tribute act to Laurel and Hardy includes some of the duo’s classic sketches.But as they rehearse in the back room of a pub, real life intervenes. A shocking revelation from Phil strains their relationship, possibly to destruction.

"Awards for Scaramouche Jones"

2016 British All Winners Festival:
- Best Play
- Audience Appreciation Award"
2016 Easter Festival of Plays:

- Best Play

- Best Male performance

- Audience Appreciation

- Best Costume/Make Up

- Best Set Concept Design

2013 Welwyn Drama Festival

- Audience Appreciation Award


The pale-faced child born at midnight on New Year's Eve 1899 in a dingy Trinidad knocking shop, Scaramouche's life has been a vivid odyssey through extraordinary adventures, crumbling empires and the darkest episodes of the 20th century. Now, Millennium Eve 1999, Scaramouche steps out of the circus ring and reveals the loves, brutalities, comedies and tragedies that created him.


September in the Rain is John Godber's heart-warming comedy which follows the lives of Yorkshire couple Liz and Jack, through their annual trek across The Pennines to holiday in Blackpool.

From their honeymoon to a final pilgrimage some forty years later, it covers a golden era of kiss me quick hats, donkey rides, trips up Blackpool Tower, fun fair rides and fish and chips in the bus shelter on a wet and windy promenade.

Based loosely on Godber's own grandparents, the two recollect some of the most memorable events from their lives together as they laugh and bicker their way through various trips. From a once in a lifetime stay at The Metropole Hotel, to their more usual guesthouses run by formidable landladies, the play evokes memories of the classic British seaside holiday.

The two encounter a multitude of characters during their holidays, and in typical Godber style, the two actors play all the parts.


A light-hearted collection of sketches, songs and anecdotes inspired by the works and reputation of William Shakespeare. Originally created for the Royal Shakespeare Company in April 1993 for the annual birthday celebrations, it subsequently transferred to the Barbican Theatre and the West End. It includes extracts from Alan Bennett, Noel Coward, Richmal Crompton, Stephen Fry, Jonathan Miller, Bill Oddie, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim, Victoria Wood and many others. The result is a sparkling entertainment in the revue tradition, performed by six versatile actors and their pianist. You never knew Shakespeare could be so much fun!

"Awards for Days of Wine & Roses"

British All Winners Festival:

- Best Play

- Adjudicator's Special Award

- Backstage Award

- Audience Appreciation Award

Easter Festival of Plays:

- Best Play

- Best Drama

- Best Actor

- Best Actress

Days of Wine and Roses

by Owen McCafferty tells the bittersweet love story of a couple on the loose in London on the cusp of the swinging sixties, this version is a re-imagining of hit film starring Jack Lemmon and Lee Remick.

One drink is all it takes to change the lives of Donal and Mona as they relocate from sleepy Belfast to the most happening city on the planet, and the play examines the way each of them deals with a relationship that becomes almost too powerful to bear.

The play was a huge hit when first produced at the Donmar Warehouse in London and now White Cobra founders Kate Billingham and Richard Jordan play the central couple.

This play contains occasional use of strong language

Hancock’s Last Half Hour

The title tells all. Barricaded in his Sydney hotel bedroom with plentiful stocks of vodka, the lad from East Cheam casts a bleary eye over his wrecked career and marriages before swallowing the last handful of pills. Hancock’s Last Half Hour is written by someone who knows and loves his subject, and has the technical skill to cut across chronological time and re-create Hancock entire, through the inflections, attitudes and verbal shorthand which Hancock gave to English speech.

Hancock’s battered mind jumps dazzlingly about, through the wilderness of comic theory including Freud (“How would he go down second house at the Glasgow Empire?”) teasing the reader, confiding to a stags head on the wall, and sending up disconsolate prayers to Bertrand Russell, even though, as he finally observes, “There’s not a clown in the sky.”

This play contains occasional use of strong language.