A number of great shows will be taking to the stage at Bonington Theatre during May. Here’s a preview of what you can go and see at the popular venue in Arnold next month…
Shifting Sands Theatre Presents… The King Lear
Friday, May 4, 7.30pm
A modern comedic take on Shakespeare’s popular tragedy, acclaimed clown theatre company Shifting Sands sets the action in a pub, with a landlord for a King!
Instead of a King they have a landlord – Mr Lear!
When he announces his retirement and the division of his ‘kingdom’ between his daughters, Mr Lear imitates his famous namesake, and demands to know which of them loves him the most. But in doing so, he unleashes a tide of pent-up frustration and jealousy.
Friday, May 11, 7.30pm
Set in the 1990’s in the affluent Hampstead area of London, TWIST tells the tense but hilarious story of mild-mannered accountant David who sees a sensational way of making a fortune by writing a kiss-and-tell biography about his venomous wife Sarah. However, the play takes a turn when David realises that the book will do even better if Sarah, the nation’s favourite celebrity from hit soap Doctors and Nurses, is actually murdered!! How will he do it and just what will happen?
TWIST is written by Miles Tredinnick a rock musician, songwriter and a stage and screenwriter who has written for the hit BBC 1 television series Birds of a Feather and the late great Frankie Howerd.
PLEASE NOTE: The age guidance for TWIST is 14+ (Contains adult themes).
Prospect Players Presents… Di & Viv & Rose
Wednesday, May 16 – Saturday at 7.30pm
Aged 18, three women join forces. Life is fun. Living is intense. Together they feel unassailable.
Crackling with wisdom and wit, Di and Viv and Rose, which has been written by Amelia Bullmore, is a humorous and thoughtful exploration of friendship’s impact on life and life’s impact on friendship.
Di and Viv and Rose charts the steady but sometimes chaotic progression of these three women’s lives and their ultimately enduring bonds. The varied journeys of their lives take their toll on the characters, forcing them apart and stretching their relationships with each other to a near breaking point.
Garlic Theatre Present… Little Red Robin Hood
Thursday, May 31 at 2.30pm
A merry mix up in the forest when Little Red Riding Hood cannot be found. Luckily Robin Hood agrees to go on a quest to take some cakes and flowers to Grandma.
Will he stay on the path or will he discover the Big Bad Wolf who looks a bit like the Sherriff of Nottingham?
Garlic Theatre presents a funny, slapstick, glove puppet show with beautifully crafted puppets, clowning and gentle humour.
Perfect for children from 3 years upward and families.
- You can find more information and book tickets for these shows at their website: http://www.boningtontheatre.co.uk/