The venue, situated in Church Square in Market Harborough have announced their in-house productions for the coming theatre seasons.
With a mix of comedies and dramas, The Harborough Theatre season kicks off with Richard Bean’s classic “One Man, Two Guvnors” this October (tickets on sale on 4th September), before tackling Frederick Knott’s thriller “Wait Until Dark” in November.
2019 brings Patrick Marber’s Olivier Award Winning “Closer“, a Double Bill of One-Act Plays in March, “Lloyd George Knew My Father” by William Douglas-Home in April, “Edith In The Dark” by Phillip Meeks and “Losing The Plot” by John Godber to finish the season.
The Harborough Theatre is also home to Octagon Films, who screen films and live theatre performances across the year. There is also a youth theatre group – Parsnips Youth Theatre – Parsnips runs after-school classes each week at Harborough Theatre on Monday, Tuesday and Thursdays during term time for youngsters between 8 and 18 years old.
The Theatre Box Office is open on Tuesday and Saturday mornings from 9.30 to 11.30.
Ticket Prices: for performances on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings, and Saturday Matinees — £11 (Concessions £9).
For Friday & Saturday Evenings – – £11 (no concessions)
Online Sales are available 24/7 at www.harboroughtheatre.com
Telephone Sales are available Monday to Friday 9.00am – 8.00pm and Saturday 9.00am – 6.00pm tel: 0333 666 33 66
Please Note -online and telephone sales incur a booking fee
Full Season Details:
One Man, Two Guvnors by Richard Bean – Tuesday 2nd to Saturday 6th October
A fast-paced, hilarious farce, set in 1963 in Brighton, about the mixed fortunes of Francis Henshall. Down on his luck and permanently hungry, he suddenly finds himself employed by two bosses. One is Roscoe Crabbe, a feared London gangster, but appearances can be deceptive. The other is Stanley Stubbers, who seems to be an upper-class twit, but as we now know, appearances can be deceptive. To prevent discovery and earn money from both guvnors, all Francis has to do is to keep them apart. What could possibly go wrong?
Director: Christine Richardson.
Tickets on sale 4 September
Wait Until Dark by Frederick Knott – Tuesday 13th to Saturday 17th November
An edge-of-your-seat thriller, set amidst the social turbulence of 1960’s London. The play follows the story of
Suzy, a blind woman, who, left alone in her apartment, becomes embroiled with a group of con-men hatching
an elaborate scam. As the tension mounts, Suzy is left to fend for herself. But with the phone line cut dead
and the house plunged into darkness, can Suzy outwit the murderous visitors?
Director: John Foreman
Tickets on sale from 16 October
Closer by Patrick Marber – Tuesday 15th to Saturday 19th January
A quartet of strangers in a sexual square dance – partners are constantly swapped, caught between desire and betrayal. Their lives intertwine over the course of four and a half years in this densely plotted, stinging look at modern love and betrayal, chronicling the love affairs, rivalries, seductions, and betrayals of four characters (two men, two women) in a spare, intense style — sometimes coarse, sometimes obscene, but also revealing real sensitivity and vulnerability. Closer won the 1997 Olivier award for Best New Play.
Director: Mark Bodicoat
Tickets on sale 18 December
A Double Bill of One Act Plays – Tuesday 26th February to Saturday 2nd March
LIONS AND DONKEYS by Steve Harper
A rarity – a story set in the trenches which includes a fair amount of comedy! In September 1918, on the Western Front, Tommy and Dave receive an unexpected visit from Lieutenant Hargreaves. And who is that strange Icelandic chap who enters brandishing a sausage?
Director: Neil Lovegrove
GOODBYE, IPHIGENIA by George MacEwan Green
Ancient Greece, around 400BC. The Greek armada of 1,000 ships is bound for Troy to rescue Helen, but has been becalmed for weeks near the Aegian island of Aulis. Only Princess Iphigenia, daughter of the King, can raise the wind, but there is a high price to pay.
Director: John Foreman
Tickets on sale 29 Jan
Lloyd George Knew My Father by William Douglas-Home – Tuesday 9th to Saturday 13th April
When Lady Boothroyd hears that the authorities are determined to drive a road through her grounds she announces her intention to kill herself the moment the bulldozers start on their shameful work. At first disbelieving, the family at length realizes to their horror that this is no joke. As the hour strikes and the bulldozers’ roar is heard, the old General enters in regimental regalia, while his old ex-army servant sounds the “Last Post.” Then, as the whole family stands stricken, the door opens . . .
Director: Maggie Kirk
Tickets on sale 12 March
Edith In The Dark by Philip Meeks – Tuesday 21st to Saturday 25th May
In the attic, as midnight swiftly approaches, Edith Nesbit, the author, gives a reading of her work. Not one of her cherished children’s tales, such as The Railway Children, but one of her terrifying early horror stories. As the stories unfold it becomes clear all is not what it seems. Someone in the attic is hiding a deadly secret. Edith in the Dark is a haunting glimpse into the nightmarish inner world of an author whose reputation for cosy childhood innocence is only half the story.
Director: Sarah Clarke
Tickets on sale 23 April
Losing The Plot by John Godber – Tuesday 16th to Saturday 20th July
When art teacher Jack Munroe’s life is turned upside down by changes at school, he turns his back on the world. He walks out of his job, his wife Sally, and his two teenage children. In his absence, Sally ploughs on running her
flower shop as best she can but, as the weeks turn to months, the debts begin to rise. Something has to be done.
When Jack returns home unexpectedly, he discovers Sally has been writing a book . . . a book about him . . . a comedy . . . destined to be a best-seller.
Director: Jan Wilson
Tickets on sale 18 June 2019
For more information about the theatre, and audition dates for their productions, visit their website