Young Charles Marlow relishes the company of barmaids, but finds himself nervous and tongue-tied in the presence of ladies of wit and education. A trip to the country to meet Kate Hardcastle, the lady his father hopes he will marry, results in a spiralling confusion of mistakes and misunderstandings, mischief and mayhem. Goldsmith’s fast-moving romantic comedy with its gallery of unforgettable comic creations is a genuine 18th century classic: hilarious and heart-warming.
Adam is a shy and unassuming guy, but when he unexpectedly drifts into a relationship with beautiful arts major Evelyn, a series of events are unleashed that will alter the shape of things for good. As life with Evelyn gets sweeter, Adam’s friends start to question the unsettling influence she wields over him. But Evelyn has an agenda of her own that will deceive and shock us all.
Can you keep a secret?
What did happen at 87 Hackford Road in Brixton in the early 1870s? Research has shown that the young Vincent van Gogh stayed there and that he shared the house with the widow Ursula Loyer, her daughter Eugenie and another lodger called Sam. Through a series of intimate scenes in the kitchen of the house, Nicholas Wright’s beautiful ‘what if’ play imagines the relationships between these characters as they wrestle with love and depression, politics and art. A fascinating and atmospheric play, perfect for our intimate Studio theatre.
Unpredictable and impetuous, Francis Herries arrives in Borrowdale driven by a dream. His horrified neighbours watch as he moves both his family and mistress into his crumbling ancestral home. When he sells his mistress at the fair in Keswick he earns the nickname ‘Rogue’. In a world of superstition here is a man who is surely in league with the Devil. Then one Christmas he meets the young Gypsy girl, Mirabell Starr, and the course of his life is forever changed…