Written by: Peter Shaffer
The play is written to be staged under a reversed lighting scheme: the play opens on a darkened stage. A few minutes into the show there is a short circuit, and the stage is illuminated to reveal the characters in a "blackout." On the few occasions when matches, lighters, or torches are lit, the lights grow dimmer. The title of the play is a pun.
Brindsley Miller, a young sculptor, and his debutante fiancée Carol Melkett have borrowed some expensive, antique furniture from his neighbor Harold's flat without his permission in order to impress an elderly millionaire art collector coming to view Brindsley's work, and Carol's father Colonel Melkett. When the power fails, Harold returns early, and Brindsley's ex-mistress Clea shows up unexpectedly, things slide into disaster for him.
Written by: Jeremy Croft and David Lloyd
the story of René Artois, a café owner in German occupied France who spends his time trying to appease the occupying forces, the Gestapo, the French resistance and most importantly his wife and his glamorous waitresses, without being killed by any of them.
Written by: Noel Coward
Private Lives is a 1930 comedy of manners in three acts by Noël Coward. It focuses on a divorced couple who, while honeymooning with their new spouses, discover that they are staying in adjacent rooms at the same hotel.
WIFE AFTER DEATH
Written by: Eric Chappell
Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died, and on the day of his funeral, friends and colleagues gather beside his coffin to pay their last respects...
IT MADE ME LAUGH
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM
Written by: William Shakespeare
A modern adaptation of Shakespeare's ever-loved play.
A PLAY BY JOAN MACALPINE
DIRECTED BY: ANNE BACON
This riotous comedy by Joan MacAlpine is based on the novel by Henry Fielding and is performed by Ilfracombe's Studio Theatre as part of their 30th anniversary celebration year.
The sparkling and fast moving story of Tom Jones, 'Who was not so much a sinner as a man much beset by woman'