2016 Autumn Season of Classic Plays

Tickets for our Autumn Season of classic play, performed by students on our BA (Hons) Acting and BA (Hons) Actor Musicianship programmes in collaboration with students from the School of Design, Management and Technical Arts, are now on sale via our box office.


In a translation by David Hare

Director: Cressida Brown

In the scorching heat of Southern Spain, five daughters live under the tyrannical rule of their embittered mother. When the father of four of the girls dies, a cynical marriage is proposed, exposing desires and tensions among the sisters. This poetic tragedy is given a stark and contemporary treatment by David Hare’s recent translation and an ensemble amateur production with live music. 

Rose Theatre
Tuesday 1 November - 7pm
Wednesday 2 November - 7pm
Thursday 3 November – 2.30pm & 7pm

Tickets: £7 
Concessions for Over 65s and Students: £5

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In a translation by David Harrower

Director: Stephen Harper

Regarded by Nabokov as the greatest play in the Russian language, this savage farce exposes the corruption of Tsarist Russia.  An insignificant clerk is mistaken for a Government Inspector by the Mayor and officials of a small provincial town. A fevered attempt to cover up corruption and incompetence escalates to a whirlwind of attempted bribes, accusations and counter accusations.  The clerk enjoys a welter of offers and pleasures, but this can only last as long as his true identity remains unknown.  This anarchic and highly physical amateur production is directed by Told by an Idiot’s Steve Harper.

Rose Theatre
Saturday 12 November – 7pm
Monday 14 November – 2.30pm & 7pm
Tuesday 15 November – 7pm

Tickets: £7
Concessions for Over 65s and Students: £5


In a translation by Martin Crimp

Director: Jeremy Harrison

A country house by a magnificent lake.  The air is thick with dreams and fears, hopes of success and the dread of failure.  The house is dominated by a Irina Arkadina, a famous actress; Kostya, her son is a passionate and rebellious writer who shoots a seagull; Trigorin, her lover is a successful novelist who writes a story about the dead bird.  And then there is Nina, a mysterious young actress: ‘the seagull’ whose story changes everything.

This amateur production of “Seagull, The (Crimp)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH,LTD.

Rose Theatre
Thursday 24 November – 7pm
Friday 25 November – 2.30pm & 7pm
Saturday 26 November – 4pm

Tickets: £7 
Concessions for Over 65s and Students: £5


This performance contains some strong language that could cause offence.