10 May – 10 June 2023

Lisa Carroll (writer of the ‘intoxicating to watch’ Cuckoo) returns with a penetrating new comedy about the quest for true intimacy, sexual equality, and top-notch tupperware. When “intimidating” Rachel and eternal “nice guy” Nick meet at a sticky-floored bar in Piccadilly, what was meant to be a one-night-stand becomes a sexual odyssey of self-discovery… and …

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7 June – 24 June 2023

“You have probably worked this out by now, but I’m a Unicorn. It’s the name given to girls like me because of our extreme rarity. We are exotic beasts, to be hunted and slain. Oh and we’re dead horny!” Tom Brennan directs Alice Lamb in Sam Potter’s provocative and unflinching play The Unicorn. After her …

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15 June – 15 July 2023

“Now I’m dead I’ve got my ambition back. I want to be a psychic surgeon – to sew the stories back into the land. Because a country is a body with memories too…”

Possession is a tale of four mother’s lives interweaving across continents and time…

27 June – 15 July 2023

It’s the summer of 2005, and Ismail – ‘Smiley’ to his friends – is about to become the youngest-ever player in his elite public school’s First XI cricket team. He sets his sights on immortality – breaking the school batting record and getting his name into Wisden.  But at the start of the season, new …

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19 July – 22 July 2023

This is a battle – between genders and between generations, for power, love, and respect. Queer Voices have created a burlesque, exuberant comic-opera performance with fearless casting…..crossing the boundaries between audience and performers….A guerilla opera, abolishing archaic, operatic hierarchy, experimenting and challenging traditional gender roles in the play.

26 July – 29 July 2023

Set in a Greek-American social club at times of austerity, cost of living crisis and rising unemployment, ‘No For An Answer’ was written in 1941 but speaks to the present with terrifying prescience and will demonstrate the compassion and farsightedness of Blitzstein and speak to a modern British audience. This will be the European premiere …

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1 August – 5 August 2023

Barefoot Opera are known for physicalised, ensemble storytelling and integrated music making. In this production of Rossini’s fabulously comic tale, the ill treated Cinders wins her prince through her kind behaviour.

9 August – 12 August 2023

In a seemingly utopian suburbia, Sam and Dinah are unhappily married. Both escape from their dysfunctional home scene through work, the gym and going to the movies. However, with their young son Junior in the house, both are forced to address their growing isolation for the good of the family. In this production of Trouble …

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11 August – 12 August 2023

The UK stage premiere of this long-lost baroque opera by Jesuit composer Domenico Zipoli. Originally written around 1720 for performance by Indigenous musicians on the Jesuit missions in Latin America, the score was recently discovered in the Archives of Chiquitos in Bolivia. One of the first operas to emerge from the melting pot of Hispanic …

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15 August – 19 August 2023

After a hit tour to over 30 venues in 2022, which included Warwick Arts Centre, The National Football Museum, Accrington Stanley FC and Manchester Royal Exchange’s ‘The Den’, Hannah Kumari brings her acclaimed solo show back for one final public run, to coincide with the Women’s World Cup. It’s 1997. Last year England made it …

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15 August – 19 August 2023

Yes, love hurts!

And it always did, but today ghosting, anxiety, projection, self-validation and the cowardice of being apparently safe behind a screen just increase that pain.

22 August – 26 August 2023

“What next?” is a question not often asked in opera. Will Rodolfo ever love again? Can Guglielmo and Fiordiligi’s marriage really succeed? Do the Rhinemaidens need better terms and conditions this time…?

23 August – 26 August 2023

Struggling with emotional connection and disenfranchisement, Calaf finds himself drawn into the digital hellscape of Turandot. Can there be a return to reality?

29 August – 2 September 2023

4-star production by Ensemble OrQuesta – ‘A Baroque Opera Company for the 21st Century’ – directed by Marcio da Silva: Composed by French female composer Élisabeth-Claude Jacquet de La Guerre, this UK premiere production revives this forgotten opera and explores the timeless tensions of gender inequality. A story that shows how French Baroque Opera can …

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6 September – 9 September 2023

After a triumphant run of Bluebeard’s Castle at Grimeborn 2022 (***** British Theatre), Green Opera, the first environmentally-sustainable opera company, returns to Grimeborn with the first stage production of John Joubert’s moving adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s classic novel. Featuring a diverse cast in a dynamic new staging, this production explores the enduring struggle for freedom in a world that refuses to accept the individual.

12 September – 16 September 2023

The world premiere of a compelling literary detective story about the turbulent lives of the Brontë sisters – based upon an acclaimed play by Polly Teale. In 1845, Branwell Brontë returns home in disgrace, plagued by his addictions. As he descends into alcoholism and insanity, bringing chaos to the household, his sisters write… Polly Teale’s …

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19 September – 23 September 2023

The award winning “masters of Gilbert & Sullivan in small spaces”, Charles Court Opera, present their intimate, highly successful 5 star London production of the most loved of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic operas, The Mikado. The scheming Lord High Executioner is about to hatch one plot too far, with far-reaching and hilarious consequences for everyone …

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