A Brief History of Women charts the life of Anthony Spates: from his first job as an adolescent footman at a country manor house through to his retirement as manager of the hotel the manor house became. Over the course of six decades, the play follows him and the remarkable women he has loved, left and lost over the years.
July 1918. Tsar Nicholas II and his young family are brutally executed by the Bolsheviks in Ekaterinburg. Two years later in Berlin, a young woman is pulled from a canal following a failed suicide attempt and brought to a mental hospital. She remains there for many years and as doctors and the police puzzle over her identity, she slowly begins to reveal details about her past that lead those who attend her to believe that she may, in fact, be the Grand Duchess Anastasia, the heir to the Romanov fortune.
Hasland Theatre Company present The Anastasia File, Royce Ryton’s compelling drama based on true events.
It is England, 1588. Queen Elizabeth I, divine and yet at the same time very pretty and rather accessible, sits upon the throne. Lord Edmund Blackadder, arrogant peer about town, has fallen on harder times than those to which he is used. Along with his bottom-breathed servant Baldrick and pea-brained chum Lord Percy, he gets himself in a number of scrapes with his cunning plans to curry favour at court; whether as the new minister for "religious genocide" who might have to let the cat out of the bag about getting his beheadings mixed up, through to hosting his Puritanical relatives the Whiteadders whilst at the same time, hosting a bawdy lads’ booze-up!
All licensing profits from this production will go to Comic Relief.
“That is the story of our beginning. And this is the story of…the end.”
Lovesong is the story of one couple, told from two different points in their lives – as young lovers in their 20s and as worldly companions looking back on their relationship. Their past and present selves collide in this haunting and beautiful tale of togetherness. All relationships have their ups and downs; the optimism of youth becomes the wisdom of experience. Love is a leap of faith.
“To begin at the beginning: It is spring, moonless night in the small town, starless and bible-black….”
Dylan Thomas’ Under Milk Wood is the first production of Hasland Theatre Company’s 2019-2020 season. Originally written as a radio drama and later adapted for stage, Under Milk Wood invites the audience to listen to the dreams and innermost thoughts of the inhabitants of a small Welsh fishing village, Llareggub.
Tickets on sale from 27th August 2019