Skip to Main Content
20 June - 23 June
The Real Inspector Hound and Black Comedy (double bill)

Written by Tom Stoppard and Peter Shaffer
Directed by Hassan Otsmane-Elhaou and Lloyd Spencer

Two classic comedies for the price of one!

THE REAL INSPECTOR HOUND by Tom Stoppard

It's your typical manor house murder mystery, with Inspector Hound called upon to solve the murder. Which is why the two critics watching the show with the audience, Birdboot and Moon, get distracted by their own conversations as the play pans out, that is, until the lines between reality and stage begin to blur. Eventually, they unwittingly become part of the mystery on the stage. Can they unspool that mystery, and their lives, before the final curtain closes? Find out in a playful, interactive take on the classic murder mystery by one of the masters of the English language, Tom Stoppard. Like Moon and Birdboot, you won't know where the play begins and ends.

BLACK COMEDY by Peter Shaffer

Struggling artist Brindsley Miller is about to face the most important night of his life. A millionaire is coming to view his latest work on the same night that his fiancee's father has decided to meet him for the first time. Having made the necessary preparations (Stealing his next-door neighbour's more impressive furniture) disaster strikes: The lights go off.

The dark is soon the least of his worries, and quickly beomes the only thing protecting him when his neighbour returns early. To compound things even further, his former lover, Clea, has also apearred and begun using the dark to orchestrate her own hijinks. Brindsley's best laid plans are quickly beginning to unravel and the night begins to descend into unbridled chaos! A top-quality farce from the author of Amadeus and Equus

Information

An amateur production by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd

Times & Prices

Date Time Venue Full Price Over 65s Students
Wednesday, 20th June 2018 19:45 Main House £12 £10 £7
Thursday, 21st June 2018 19:45 Main House £12 £10 £7
Friday, 22nd June 2018 19:45 Main House £12 £10 £7
Saturday, 23rd June 2018 14:00 Main House £12 £10 £7
Saturday, 23rd June 2018 19:45 Main House £12 - -