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Our next production:

Enter a Free Man

written by Tom Stoppard
directed by Alan Godfrey

Sunday 18th - Friday 23rd September 2016

2.30 p.m. Sunday matinee,
7.30 p.m. Monday-Friday

 Riley is a professional inventor, so unsuccessful that he has to rely on pocket money from his daughter to survive. But surely his latest invention will succeed where others have failed? His friends down at the bar seem to have more faith in him than does his wife Persephone – or do they? And then there is always the patriotic grandfather clock, or the special bottle opener, or even the indoor plant watering system, surely something the world has been waiting for?

Around him his friends and family also have their dreams – of a better job, or a reliable boy friend, of a win at the races, even of a purpose in life – as the play hovers between laughter and tears, all brought together with Stoppard’s wit and delicious way with words.

Tickets are on sale from the Gala Theatre in person, by phone (03000 26600), or online (booking fee applies online). Please note that online booking is now only possible through the direct link and not via the Gala Theatre's booking page.

Please note this performance takes one week later than previously advertised and does not have a Saturday performance.

Play archive

2016 Season

 

Main Season:

Inspector Drake and the Perfekt Crime • Over My Dead BodyA Servant to Two Masters • Enter a Free Man • One for the Road

Other productions:

The Pitman Painters Waiting for Gandalf • Howard and Mimi

2015 Season

Main Season:

Entertaining Angels • Murder Weapon • The Memory of Water • Trivial Pursuits • Humble Boy

Other productions:

Waiting for Gandalf

2014 Season

Arsenic and Old Lace

Main Season:

The Odd Couple (female version) • Arsenic and Old Lace • Heroes • RopeOur House

Other productions:

A Doctor's Duty • Waiting for GandalfThe Pitman Painters

2013 Season

Main Season:

The Constant Wife  • House Guest • Private Lives • Bull in a China ShopImprobable Fiction

Other productions:

Brother and Sister  • The First Sign of Madness

2012 Season

Production shot from Loot

Main Season:

Glorious!  • The Aspern Papers • Separate Tables • Rules of the Game • Loot

Other productions:

The Eccentric • 27 Wagons Full of Cotton

2011 Season

Main Season:

Gaslight • Good Morning, Bill • Breaking the Code • CranfordBlue Remembered Hills

Other productions:

Plan C • The First Sign of Madness • Crossing the Line

2010 Season

 

Main Season:

When we are Married • Neville's Island • Present Laughter • Perfect Murder • Dangerous Corner

Other productions:

The Dumb Waiter

2009 Season

 

Main Season:

The Winslow Boy • Map of the Heart • The Hollow • The Franchise Affair • London Suite

Other productions:

Figuring Things

2008 Season

 

Main Season:

Hay Fever • Weekend Breaks • The Importance of Being Earnest • Speechless • Come On, Jeeves!

Other productions:

Dickens' Children