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.
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.
Arthur Miller’s The Crucible is a partially fictionalised telling of the Salem witch trials of 1692/3. Accusations of witchcraft following a game played by the daughters of a Massachusetts village spiral out of control and many must choose between their reputations and their integrity.
Often hailed as Sam Shepard’s masterpiece, True West deconstructs the damaged relationship between two estranged brothers who are striving for success.
The Accrington Pals, based on the experiences of the East Lancashire 11th Battalion, tells the story of the young men who went to the Front in WW1 and the women they left behind.
Focused on its titular character, disillusioned music hall performer Archie Rice, The Entertainer premiered at London's Royal Court Theatre as a reflection of a sombre contemporary Britain.
Played out through the folly, opportunism, and greed enabled by an official's visit to a small Russian town, The Government Inspector is a comedy of errors devoid of sympathetic characters, and a scatching indictment of what Gogol saw as the corrupt political machinations of Imperial Russia.
An ageing matriarch, Bernarda Alba imposes an eight-year mourning period on her household of five daughters after the death of her second husband. Prevented from finding meaningful relationships outside of the home, the four youngest daughters' resentment grows as their elder sibling alone seems exempt from their claustrophobic situation.
Adapted from Zola's earlier novel of the same name, the play is widely considered a leading example of naturalism on stage.
Dominic Hill, artistic director of the Traverse Theatre in Edinburgh, commissioned five staged readings; HiBROW captured the entire rehearsal process of all five plays, including this, T5, by Simon Stephens.
England's famous seducer of other men's wives lays siege to his sister-in-law in the first battle of Alan Ayckbourn's celebrated trilogy The Norman Conquests.
Initially banned in France by King Louis XIV, Molière's celebrated social satire Tartuffe exposes hypocrisy in the Catholic Church. When a pious fraud worms his way into a wealthy family and manipulates the patriarch into giving up his fortune, it's up to his family to expose the truth before they end up in the poorhouse!
Velina Hasu Houston's Tea uses history and poetic writing to weave a drama about Japanese "war brides" living in Kansas.
A delightful British comedy from the wonderful world of P.G. Wodehouse! The perpetually misguided Bertie finds himself embroiled in a madcap adventure sparked by the abrupt departure of his beloved Jeeves.
James Graham’s The Angry Brigade is based on an anarchist group of the same name that were responsible for a series of attacks in England in the early 1970s.
A special police squad attempts to understand the anti-establishment philosophy of The Angry Brigade in order to plot against them, while the anarchist group themselves plan an attack against the police. However, the more they learn about each other, the more the lines blur between the Establishment and the group set on bringing them down.