addition to the excellent programme of Main House and Bare
Bones productions, our theatre also offers a diverse range
of studio productions.
successful Studio Saturday Nights usually take the form of
a one act play, monologues or poetry readings. So, if you
fancy trying your hand at acting, writing or directing a short
piece, please contact Wendy Anderson on 01926 852451 (email:
August at 7.30pm
Mercy Seat by Neil Labute
When thousands are missing, is it a good
time to disappear?
The world has changed overnight. On the morning after 9/11,
Ben Harcourt finds himself in the New York downtown apartment
of his lover and boss, Abby Prescott. His endlessly ringing
mobile phone haunts their conversation as they explore the
choices now available to them in an existence different
from the one they knew just the day before. Will Ben let
his family know he is alive, or will he and Abby take this
chance to create a new life for themselves? This acerbic
and extremely well-written play explores the subject of
the need for and impossibility of total honesty in relationships,
and the morality of being opportunistic and selfish in a
time when others are suffering and acting selflessly. It
keeps the audience guessing until the very end.
Contains strong language.
Mercy Seat' had a successful studio run at the Criterion
Theatre, Coventry earlier this year. It stars real-life
couple Pete Gillam and Anne-marie Greene and is directed
by Richard Warren.
time: 1hr 35min.