Month: <span>November 2019</span>

Inside Out

Inside Out

Clare Snape | Quarndon Village Hall | Directed by Clare Snape

‘Inside Out’, which premiered at Quarndon Village Hall from 28th to 30th November, is a series of three linked plays exploring personal stories related to imprisonment. Billed as ‘tales of life, death, love, redemption and forgiveness’, they present an emotionally charged and thoughtful insight into some of the complexities which lie behind every individual’s journey to prison.

Chicago Ashby School


John Kander and Fred Ebb | Ashby School Theatre | Directed by Ali Jackson

Students at Ashby School deliver a knockout performance of Chicago, rising impressively to the challenge of staging this much-loved musical about celebrity and women getting away with murder. A strong central cast, ably supported by a large and talented ensemble, bring great energy to the stage in this criminally good production of the high school edition of the show, directed by Ali Jackson.

Streetcar Crescent

A Streetcar Named Desire

Tennessee Williams | Crescent Theatre | Directed by James David Knapp

The Crescent Theatre’s latest studio production – ‘A Streetcar Named Desire’ – powerfully explores the battle between fantasy and reality which sits at the heart of this landmark American play. Director James David Knapp notes that the play presents audiences with a melting pot of questions and an ‘exploration of life at its most painful and raw.’ He has assembled an impressive cast who successfully transport us to Elysian Fields, the run-down French Quarter district in New Orleans in which the play is set.