Parents Bob and Fran have worked their fingers to the bone and with their four children grown and ready to fly the nest, it might be time to relax and enjoy the roses. But as each season brings about a new and devastating change, it becomes clear that life never works out as planned.
Stumbling down Clifton Street at 11:30am drunk, Effie is the kind of girl you'd avoid eye contact with, silently passing judgement. We think we know her, but we don't know the half of it. Effie's life spirals through a mess of drink, drugs and drama every night, and a hangover worse than death the next day - till one night gives her the chance to be something more.
Hamlet, William Shakespeare's longest and most famous tragedy, was written some time between 1599 and 1602. It is considered to be one of the greatest and most influential works of literature in history.
Prince Hamlet sets out to avenge his beloved father's death at the hand of his uncle Claudius, who has married the Queen and seized the crown. But Hamlet's spiral into grief and madness has permanent and immutable consequences for the Kingdom of Denmark.
Based on the life of Laura Kieler, a close friend of Henrik Ibsen’s, and first performed in 1879, A Doll’s House initially met with controversy over the way it criticises nineteenth-century marital norms. Ibsen confronts the problems with an exclusively male society, and a woman’s place within that.
All My Sons is Arthur Miller's Twentieth-century classic play about social responsibility set against personal gain. When Joe Keller places the prosperity of his family above the lives of others, there are consequences for all. Set in post World War II America, All My Sons sees a family in mourning torn further asunder by secrets and lies.
William Shakespeare's only pastoral comedy, As You Like It introduces a heroine who is arguably Shakespeare’s greatest female character and speaks a quarter of the play’s total lines.
Banished from court, Rosalind follows her exiled father into the untamed Forest of Arden. Disguised as a man for safety, her great wit and good nature show through her male trappings as she engages with fools and philosophers adrift in the woods, and ultimately falls in love.
The popular tales of Red Ridinghood, Jack (of Beanstalk fame), Cinderella and Rapunzel are interwoven with that of the Baker and his Wife. This re-telling, though, goes beyond 'happily ever after' as the characters find themselves in unfamiliar territory.
King Lear, first performed in 1606, is considered by many to be William Shakespeare’s finest tragedy. It draws on many of the same sources as the history plays, but also contains elements of classic fairy tales.
Lear is dividing his kingdom between his three daughters based upon their flattery when telling of their love for him. Cordelia’s honesty leads him to banish her from his kingdom, and madness descends upon the ageing king.
Lovesong intertwines a couple in their 20s with the same man and woman a lifetime later. Their past and present selves collide in this haunting and beautiful tale of togetherness.
Thought to have been first performed in 1606 as a response to the Gunpowder Plot against James I, and William Shakespeare’s shortest tragedy, Macbeth is a story of power, ambition, witchcraft and murder.
Much Ado About Nothing, believed to have been written in 1598, is one of William Shakespeare’s most popular comedies, and takes its defamed woman plot from Ariosto’s Orlando Furioso.
Glamorous divorcées, Elyot and Amanda, find that their love for one another is unexpectedly rekindled when they take adjoining suites of a French hotel while honeymooning with their new spouses five years later.
The Comedy of Errors is William Shakespeare’s shortest play and conforms to classical ideas of unity, with the action taking place in one location and on one day.
In a frenzy of wives, sisters, merchants and encounters with the law, Antipholus of Syracuse arrives in Ephesus with his sidekick Dromio, only to find himself in a whirlwind of confusion upon being mistaken for his long lost twin brother.
The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller in 1953, was written as an allegorical attack on the US government’s ostracisation of communists under the guise of a partially fictionalised dramatisation of the Salem witch trials, which took place in 1692/3.
A small village in colonial Massachusetts is suddenly thrown into chaos following an accusation of witchcraft from the daughters. Persecution ravages the townsfolk and lives hang in the balance as the hysteria spirals out of control.
Written in 1980, True West is considered a modern classic and its author, Sam Shepard, one of the greatest living American playwrights.
Austin is working on a movie script when his brother, Lee, a petty criminal who has been living in the desert for months, turns up and presents his own idea. In order to secure a deal, the brothers must grudgingly work together. The play deals with the subjects of jealousy, success and filial responsibility whilst showing us the American Dream in a stark, critical light.