One for the Road flyer

Our next production:

One for the Road

written by Willy Russell
directed by Caroline Chapman

Sunday 13th - Saturday 19th November 2016

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

 Dennis Cain is thirty-five today, and his wife Pauline is organising a party in their new home on phase two of the brand-new Castlehills housing estate. But with Dennis's parents lost in a maze of identical streets with orchestral-sounding names, it's just them and the Fullers: Jane, the middle-class perfectionist, and womanising Roger, Dennis's old friend. Apart from the mysterious vandalism of gnomes and vegetables put down to those "Parnes kids", it should be the perfect home for any aspiring middle-class couple.

But Dennis is desperate to escape. Drowned in Tupperware parties, Weight Watchers and the Wogan Game, the final straw is endless presents epitomising the very way of life he hates. He envies the young people he saw on the motorway services who up sticks and go anywhere. Is it too late to escape at thirty-five, or can Dennis give it one last try? Willy Russell's sharply-observed comedy epitomises life of the aspiring middle classes struck a chord when first published in Thatcher's Britain, and still strikes a chord today.

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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

 

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