Programme of Plays 2018

Please note, in the case of unavoidable circumstances, this programme may be subject to alteration

Performances commence:
7.30pm Monday to Friday, 7pm Saturday

Our adjudicator, Paul Fowler GoDA, will give a public adjudication at the end of each evening after the performances are complete

Monday 21st May

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Swavesey Youth Theatre (Cambridgeshire)
Girls Like That
(excerpts) by Evan Placey

Moving between the 1920’s and the present day, Girls like That explores the pressures on young people today in the wake of advancing technology.




Big Squirrel Productions (Cambridge)Flat 2B Welwyn no quote
Flat 2B by Kattreya Scheurer-Smith

Viola is an actress, which means she’s actually a waitress, in a perfect relationship with Max, the flawless fiancée. However, not everything is quite as it seems in Flat 2B.



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Saint Monica’s Players (Enfield)
An Order of Lunacy by Paul Adam Levy

England, 1842 – three years before the Lunacy Act reform bill. Two mad-doctors investigate a double case of female insanity at Wright Manor, but the cases are not as straightforward as they first seem.


Tuesday 22nd May

Based on a True Story (Cambridge)Anglia Ruskin Party Night
Party Night by Sean Lang

Keith, a successful surgeon and Valerie, a shop manager and keen disco dancer have been together for 15 years and are very much in love.  But a chance telephone call will change both their lives forever.



Woodhouse Players (Leytonstone)
And The Babies by Anastasia Oh


We are working on finding a replacement


Wednesday 23rd May

Tiger imageTiger Theatrical Productions (Welwyn Garden City)
Jesus My Boy by John Dowie

Meet Joseph, an incompetent carpenter from Bethlehem, who first noticed his wife when she came to his workshop to complain about a table he’d made; it didn’t stop him planning to marry her but things got complicated when Mary announced that she was pregnant and Joseph wasn’t the father. A funny, poignant and heart-warming version of the best known story ever, told with humour and sadness by Joseph, about his well-known son.


Woodhouse Glass Hollow imageWoodhouse Players (Leytonstone)
Glass Hollow by Simon Mawdsley

A decomposed body is discovered in Hollow Ponds. The police very quickly have a suspect through a DNA sample but other evidence is scant and inconclusive. They need a confession – and quickly! When it comes to getting confessions one man is a living legend …


Thursday 24th May

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Roll for Remission by Anna Sherratt

 A group of young people gather in a hospital ward to face another day of poking, prodding, pills and poison, with their fates decided by statistics and luck. A group of young adventurers meet to begin a quest across a strange land, with their fates decided by the roll of some dice. This is a tale of courage and friendship in two worlds, where battling dragons often feels easier than battling cancer.

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House Proud by Paul Adam Levy

Tenants become pitted against each other as a row breaks out over what should be acceptable in a house in modern day Britain. A comedy about the Leave and Remain Brexit campaigns.


Friday 25th May

Out of Ideas Theatre Company (Biggleswade)Out of Ideas
The Cat Burglar by Sarah Ridley

Based on well loved Shakespearean Characters Dogberry and Verges, The Cat Burglar follows the story of kooky detective Douglas Finch and his Partner Victor as they investigate the case of Mabel, the stolen cat… But not all is as it seems… 

Barn Theatre Club (Welwyn Garden City)
Red Handed by John Finnemore

The story follows Joel, who comes home early from work one day to find an unexpected Barn photovisitor in the shape of Henry. An older gentleman dressed in a suit, Henry is charming, suave, intelligent, well-spoken. And he just happens to be burgling Joel’s house!

A clever, funny caper that will challenge your pre-conceptions of burglars.


Saturday 26th May

bridgePlayers’ Theatre (Wales)
The Bridge by Gabe Torrens

Why is Dave on the bridge, on a stormy night? Who is the stranger? And why is he there?

photograph credit: Mac H, Flickr

Drama Queens (Cambridge)
The Allotment by Gillian Plowmandrama queens mugs gloves

An insightful comedy with a secret.

Four women serving community orders have woven their own web of fantasy while growing vegetables on the allotment for a soup kitchen. On the allotment, they can choose who they want to be. They forget the “cruel” world outside and live in their sanctuary, with their friends.

Followed by the Awards Ceremony

programme subject to alteration

Last update: 15th May 2018