Therry 2019 season

Agatha Christie’s Go Back For Murder

Directed by Norm Caddick

Thursday, 7 to Saturday 9 February at 8 pm

Wednesday, 13 to Saturday 16 February at 8 pm

Matinees both Saturdays at 2 pm

Preview ($10) Wednesday, 6 February at 8 pm

Sixteen years after Caroline Crale is convicted of the murder of her husband, a London solicitor is approached by her daughter Carla Lemarchant claiming that her mother was wrongfully convicted – revealing a letter she received from her mother before her death in prison. Carla has spent those years with relatives in Canada. When Carla and the solicitor embark on some sleuthing, they discover that, on the day of the murder, there were five other people at the house – the ‘five little pigs’ of Christie’s original Poirot novel. The story is told in two time frames: the ‘present’ (the 1940s) and the past, 15 years earlier in the 1930s

Bookings open Monday, 14 January 2019

Bookings from 14/1/19: (24/7)

8271 8487(10 am to 5 pm Mon-Fri)

From 4/2/19: (24/7)

8410 5515 (from 12 noon ‘til late Mon-Sat)

The Pirates of Penzance

Music by Arthur Sullivan, lyrics by W.S. Gilbert. As presented on Broadway by Joseph Papp with musical adaptation by William Elliott

Directed by Ric Trevaskis, musical director Mark Sandon, choreographer Thomas Phillips

Thursday, 6 to Saturday 8 June at 8 pm

Wednesday, 12 to Saturday 15 June at 8 pm

Matinees both Saturdays at 2 pm

Preview ($12) Wednesday, 5 June at 8 pm

This tender-hearted band of Penzance pirates (made up exclusively of orphans unable to harm anyone of similar background) are celebrating Frederic's coming of age and impending release from his apprenticeship to them. He joined the pirates as a child owing to a mistake by Ruth, his nursemaid, who misheard his father's instructions to apprentice him to a pilot. She has remained with Frederic and is desperate to marry him. But, Frederic has met and fallen in love with Mabel whose sisters the pirates have claimed as their future brides. Their father, the General, is horrified at this prospect and declares himself to be an orphan, knowing that this will affect their immediate release. Frederic wastes no time in assembling a police force to capture the pirates.

Bookings open Monday, 13 May 2019

Bookings from 13/5/19: (24/7)

8271 8487(10 am to 5 pm Mon-Fri)

From 3/6/19: (24/7)

8410 5515 (from 12 noon ‘til late Mon-Sat)

An Inspector Calls

By J B Priestley

Directed by Angela Short

Thursday, 15 to Saturday 17 August at 8 pm

Wednesday, 21 to Saturday 14 August at 8 pm

Matinees both Saturdays at 2 pm

Preview ($10) Wednesday, 14 August at 8 pm

In April 1912, wealth mill-owner and politician Arthur Birling and his family are celebrating the engagement of their daughter Sheila to Gerald Croft, the son of a competitor. Arthur’s son Eric, has an obvious drinking problem. After dinner, Arthur speaks about the importance of self-reliance, his approaching knighthood, and about how "a man has to look after himself and his own."   Inspector Goole arrives, interrupting the evening and proceeds to make a number of assertions about the actions of various members of the family and implying that each had a role in a young woman’s death.

Bookings open Monday, 22 July 2019

Bookings from 22/7/19: (24/7)

8271 8487(10 am to 5 pm Mon-Fri)

From 12/8/19: (24/7)

8410 5515 (from 12 noon ‘til late Mon-Sat)

One for the Pot

by Ray Cooney

Directed by Sue Wylie

Thursday, 31 October to Saturday 2 November at 8 pm

Wednesday, 6 to Saturday 9 November at 8 pm

Matinees both Saturdays at 2 pm

Preview ($10) Wednesday, 30 October at 8 pm

It shouldn’t be hard to give a pot of money away. In this case, in the 1960s, £10,000 is a fairly big pot. Our hardworking, and rich, hero (Jonathon Hardcastle) wants to give it to the son of his deceased best friend. The problem is that Hardcastle doesn’t know his friend had four sons – and that they were identical quadruplets – and he didn’t expect all four men to arrive on his doorstep at the same time, claiming the money. This is Ray Cooney’s first farce (in collaboration with Tony Hilton) and its original London production ran for four and a half years.

Bookings open Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Bookings from 8/10/19: (24/7)

8271 8487(10 am to 5 pm Mon-Fri)

From 29/10/19: (24/7)

8410 5515 (from 12 noon ‘til late Mon-Sat)