Murdered To Death

A Thame Players Production

Tuesday 8th – Saturday 12th May at 7.45pm 

Tickets cost £9 and £8 (concessions)

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This fast-paced comedy promises to be a hit with cast and audiences alike. Aside from Joan Maple, Colonel Craddock and his acerbic wife Margaret, it also features a femme fatale, a dashing frenchman, a niece and her aunt and of course, the butler. Toss in the local village bobby and an idiot Inspector and you have all the ingredients for a great night’s entertainment. Murder is afoot, but who did it?, And can the inspector work it out? In fact, can the inspector work anything out?

Playwright Peter Gordon was born in York in 1950. After reading for a degree at Sheffield he went on to qualify as a civil engineer and embarked on a career which led him as far afield as the Arabian Gulf. Peter’s other plays include the sequels Secondary Cause of Death and Death by Fatal Murder.

 

No Sex Please, We’re British

A Thame Players Production

From Tuesday 6th March to Saturday 10th March at 7.45pm

Tickets cost £9 (concessions £8, Tuesday all at £7)  and are now on sale. 

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No Sex Please, We’re British is a riotous comic farce, written by Alistair Foot and Anthony Marriott, which notched up a staggeringly successful sixteen year run in the West End, totalling 6761 performances between 1971 and 1987. During the run leading parts were taken by Michael Crawford and David Jason along with many others.

The plot surrounds assistant bank manager, Peter Hunter and his new wife, Frances, who could reasonably expect to look forward to a calm, happy start to their married life together. When Frances innocently sends a mail order off for some Scandinavian glassware, what comes back is Scandinavian pornography. The two along with the bank’s frantic chief cashier, Brian Runnicles, must decide what to do with the veritable floods of pornography, photographs, books, films and eventually women that threaten to engulf this happy couple. The matter is considerably complicated by the presence of Eleanor, Peter’s mother, Mr Bromhead, his boss, Mr Needham, a visiting bank inspector and Vernon Paul, a police superintendent.

With frantic comings and goings, the action rises to a fever pitch of uncertainty and increasing panic, and makes this quintessentially British farce as much a delight to audiences today as it was throughout its sixteen year West End run.

 

Cinderella

Performances take place from Fri 1st – Sun 3rd and Wed 6th – Sun 10th December with 2 performances on each Saturday and Sunday at 2.00 p.m. and 5.30 p.m.

Weekday evening performances start at 7.45 p.m. 

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Enjoy this, the best loved of all traditional pantomimes, in our intimate theatre.

 

Cinderella is the universally appealing story of a kind-hearted, beautiful girl who is mistreated and and then falls in love with the perfect Prince Charming. Add to this her faithful friend Buttons; a fairy godmother; repulsive, ridiculous ugly sisters; the Broker’s men pursuing her bankrupt but loving father; a lovable pantomime horse; singing and dancing and the festive fun is complete.

This year’s pantomime was written by Ben Crocker who comes from a theatrical family and is the son of actor and pantomime script writer, John Crocker. He saw his first pantomime at the age of three and has been hooked ever since – although he cannot remember all of the show as he spent the frightening bits under his seat. It was Jack and the Beanstalk.

Last year Ben’s panto scripts were performed all over the UK and Ireland – and in Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Hungary, Greece, Belgium and France. The quality and sheer sense of fun know no boundaries!