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SPRING 24
A CHRISTMAS CAROL
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It’s a cold, bleak, biting Christmas Eve and old miser Scrooge is not full of the Christmas spirit.  In fact he hates Christmas…(“humbug!” he calls it.)  But on returning home he suddenly finds himself visited by four ghostly apparitions come to teach him a lesson; his old partner Jacob Marley and the ghosts of Christmas Past, Christmas Present and Christmas Yet To Come. 

 

But as Christmas day dawns are these apparitions and their dire warnings enough to make Scrooge see the error of his ways?

 

Michael Whitmore's faithful new adaptation is taken exclusively from the original text, capturing the spirit and style of this Dickens classic whilst reinforcing the key quotations from the book.

Running time 65 mins

45 mins required before and after the performance to set up and pack away.  

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“If I could work my will, every idiot who goes about with 'Merry Christmas' on his lips should be boiled with his own pudding and buried with a stake of holly through his heart...."

MACBETH 
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Shakespeare's dark tale of vaulting ambition and the toll it takes is brought to the stage by Michael Whitmore in a brand new production.

 

Whilst out on the heath, Banquo and Macbeth 

meet a trio of witches who foretell that one day Macbeth will be King and soon, consumed by ambition and spurred on by his wife, Macbeth goes on a murderous spree to gain the throne of Scotland.

 

But wracked with guilt and paranoia Macbeth descends into tyranny and soon the bloodbath and civil war spiral Macbeth and Lady Macbeth into madness and death.

Running time 1 hour 30 mins including a short interval to re-set for the second half 

An hour is required before and after the performance to set up and pack away.  We bring staging and all necessary equipment with us.

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“When shall we three meet again, In thunder, lightning or in rain? When the hurlyburly's done, When the battle's lost and won. ..."

DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE
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The sober lawyer, Mr Utterson, is disamyed when his friend Dr Jekyll changes his will in favour of the unnerving and displeasing Mr Hyde, but he becomes more concerned when he hears from his cousin Mr Enfield that Mr Hyde has been involved in an unpleasant incident involving a child.

 

Why would his dear friend Dr Jekyll countenance a friendship with such a man, let alone sign over access to his finances to him? 

 

As more dreadful events unfold Mr Utterson finally discovers the true horror behind the strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde.

Taken from the original text, Michael Whitmore's new adaptation follows exactly the telling of this horror classic in this brand new show for schools,

Running time 60 mins

60 mins required before and after the performance to set up and pack away.  

“Pale and shaken and half fainting, and groping before him with his hands, like a man restored for death-there stood Henry Jekll”.

SUMMER 24
GREAT EXPECTATIONS
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A terrifying encounter with an escaped convict on the wild Kent marshes; a summons to meet the decaying Miss Havisham; the sudden appearance of a mystery benefactor - this series of events change the orphaned Pip’s life forever as he eagerly abandons his humble origins to become a gentleman.

 

From the misty marshes to the dusty, dirty streets of London; we bring you our brand new adaptation of Dickens’s most enduringly popular and atmospheric novel which delivers high comedy and dark drama as we follow Pip’s journey through adversity to discover the true nature of his ‘great expectations’

Michael Whitmore's new adaptation is taken directly from the Dickens original, using Dickens' own dialogue and narrative to re-tell the story.

Running time 1hr  mins

60 mins required before and after the performance to set up and pack away.  

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“Everybody for miles around, had heard of Miss Havisham up town—as an immensely rich and grim old lady who lived in a large and dismal house barricaded against robbers, and who led a life of seclusion…”

Quantum Theatre: proud to be one of foremost theatre companies touring nationally to theatres and secondary schools in the UK.

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