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Our next production:

Natural Causes

written by Eric Chappell
directed by Mike Smith

Sunday 26th March - Saturday 1st April 2017

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

 Vincent is a professional suicide merchant from "Exodus". Travelling the country to his discreet clients, just one draft of his cocktail from a tiny bottle will send you on to the next world. Until the day he's summoned to the home of Walter Bryce, wishing his service not for himself but his wife Celia - a woman, he insists, has wanted this for years. But why are all Celia's suicide letters typed and unsigned? And why is Walter planning a holiday with his secretary?

In this black comedy from the writer of Rising Damp, nothing ever goes to plan. Can Vincent ever make it to his next client in Slough? Will do-gooder Samaritan Withers ever leave them alone? Is Celia really set on a double-departure with her husband? And just how many doses of Vincent's medicine are going to end up in the poor old rubber plant?

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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

Production shot from Neville's Island

Main Season:

When we are Married • Neville's Island • Present LaughterPerfect 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