We are proud to present our 2018/2019 season in Surrey, and New Westminster.. We’re bringing the best of live theatre, right to your doorstep.
Arsenic and Old Lace | November 2018
Ellie King’s Hansel, Gretel and the Strolling Players | December 2018
A Bedfull of Foreigners | March 2019
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ARSENIC AND OLD LACE
Written by Joseph Kesselring | Directed by Ellie King
Anvil Centre, New Westminster | October 17-20, 2018
Surrey Arts Centre | October 26-27, 2018
A classic black-comedy and a Broadway hit starring Boris Karloff before it was adapted for film with Cary Grant, for our version we have reunited the ‘Terrible Trio’ – Jaqueline Becher, Michael Charrois and Steve Weller – who were the extremely odd cousins in our version of ‘Dark and Stormy Night’. This time they are two dotty sisters and their very scary and menacing nephew who comes to visit, complete with his crazy sidekick plastic surgeon. Bodies all over the place, the Panama canal being dug in the basement, another nephew who thinks he’s Teddy Roosevelt, and a cop who wants to be a playwright – just a few of the zany happenings in this perfect Hallowe’en treat.
Some slightly scary situations – suitable for older children and up
HANSEL, GRETEL & THE STROLLING PLAYERS
A Traditional British Pantomime
Written & Directed by Ellie King
Surrey Arts Centre | December 18-30, 2018
Massey Theatre, New Westminster | January 4-5, 2019
Nothing much seems to happen in the Village of Holzhacken on the border of Austria and Hungary, until the Strolling Players come to town bringing their own lively brand of entertainment – and silliness! But what’s this? Young Hansel and his sister Gretel are in terrible danger from Mistress Grimm, their father’s new wife who is scheming to kidnap them for her own nefarious ends. And nothing attracts youngsters like a Gingerbread House full of candy. Oh dear – who can save them from a terrible fate? (no, in this version she doesn’t eat them!) All your favourite panto characters are here in this, the most traditional panto in BC. Come boo the bad guys, cheer the good guys and add to your Holiday Cheer as this feel-good show sets your feet tapping and lifts your heart.
Suitable for the whole family. Special RELAXED PERFORMANCE for those with INTELLECTUAL and OTHER DISABILITIES
A BEDFULL OF FOREIGNERS
Written by Dave Freeman | Directed by Ellie King
Surrey Arts Centre | March 8-9, 2019
Anvil Centre, New Westminster | March 15-16, 2019
Fawlty Towers meets Benny Hill in this hilarious, face-paced farce with a succession of enough disasters and misunderstandings, twists and turns to create the perfect comedy of chaos… and just the thing for an end-of-winter celebration.
The setting for the play is the dingy “Hotel Heinz” on the border between France and Germany where the inept staff create pandemonium when they book two couples into the same guest room! Mistresses, mistaken identities, misunderstandings and unexpected wives along with food poisoning outbreaks, monks and nun and a Bulgarian lady cyclist all add to the mayhem during the “Festival of St. Wolfgang.” Some slightly suggestive situations.