by Tennessee Willams

directed by Mathilde Berry, May 2009

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

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It is a hot sticky summer in the Mississippi Delta. The wealthy Pollitt family has gathered to celebrate patriarch Big Daddy’s 65th birthday. But below the surface, turbulent emotions are brewing. What Big Daddy and Big Mama don’t yet know is that this will be Big Daddy’s last birthday – he is dying of cancer. Their eldest son, Gooper, and his wife, Mae, are scheming to get younger son, Brick, cut out of the inheritance. Brick, an ex-footballer, has taken to drink since the death of his best friend, Skipper. Brick is estranged from his beautiful wife, Maggie, who is fighting tooth and nail to win back his love. A layer of mendacity – of lies – has built up over the family’s disappointments and insecurities. Who is going to be bold enough to start telling the truth now? Is there still enough love left to save?

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof premiered in New York under the direction of Elia Kazan, who revised the third act to give the play a more redemptive resolution. In 1958, director Richard Brooks adapted Cat into a hugely popular film starring a stunning Elizabeth Taylor, an improbably handsome Paul Newman, and corpulent Burl Ives. To Williams's dismay, Brooks excised all explicit references to Brick's homosexuality in deference to the studio censors. We will be performing the original script by Tennessee Williams for this production.

by Frederick Knott

directed by Henrik Zawischa with the assistance of Julie Spanswick,  February 2009

Dial 'M' for Murder poster

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Cast

Character
Actor
Sheila Wendice Izzy Orde
Max Halliday Martin John Mills
Tony Wendice Jonathan Greenman
Captain Lesgate Tom Ivison
Chief Detective Inspector Hubbard Mat Nichol
Detective Constables Thompson and Williams Piet Hansen
Newsreader Roger Graves

by Oscar Wilde

directed by Catherine Schwerin and Wiebke Störtenbecker, November 2008

A Woman of No Importance Poster

Cast

Character
Actor
Lord Illingworth RogerGraves
Gerald Arbuthnot Keith Williams
Mr Kelvil, M.P. Tom Ivison
Sir John Pontefract SonnyPathak
The Ven. Archdeacon Daubeny, D.D. Peter Alexander
Lord Alfred Rufford Jack Heyward-Tuck
Farquhar (butler) Simon Gould
Francis (footman) Mat Nichol
Mrs Arbuthnot (Rachel) Amanda Lee
Miss Hester Worsley Esther Süß
Lady Hunstanton Lynda Matschke
Lady Caroline Pontefract Ute Jonescheit
Mrs Allonby Elena Kaufman
Lady Stutfield Courtney Peltzer
Alice (maid) Meike Winkler

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