Calendar Girls | the Guild Theatre

The concept of a nude calendar isn’t new but replacing the typical bikini model or buff fireman with your average middle-aged Women’s Institute member is entirely novel. Based on a true story, the calendar girls of the Knapeley branch of the WI did exactly that and became international sensations for their trouble.

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Beyond Reasonable Doubt | the Guild Theatre

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The prolific writer Jeffrey Archer is most well-known for his crime novels and, perhaps, for those novels keeping his head above water while battling numerous criminal trials not unlike the ones he writes. Beyond Reasonable Doubt is one of his three stage plays and it sits firmly within his oeuvre as a court drama dealing out justice for murder.

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Our Town | the Guild Theatre

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The magic of theatre often allows the exploration of unusual stories or sidelined characters who are given sympathy and attention on stage. This nearly century old Thornton Wilder play, though, pares back dramatic excess for a return to pure performance and simple living.

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Crown Matrimonial | the Guild Theatre

The popularity of Netflix’s The Crown and the enormous media attention around Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding in 2018 demonstrate that there is still plenty of interest in the British Royal Family in the 21st century. Crown Matrimonial could even be considered a precursor to The Crown, taking as its focus an earlier Royal scandal: the abdication of King Edward VIII.

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Looped | the Guild Theatre

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Based on a real event, Looped is Matthew Lombardo’s imagining of the 8-hour recording session fading Hollywood star Tallulah Bankhead needed to record a dubbed line for Die! Die! My Darling! Over the course of the day her infamous ways clash with changing times and a young film editor with other issues on his mind.

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Sufficient Carbohydrate | The Guild Theatre

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The Greek islands, what a beautiful place for a relaxing and rejuvenating holiday with friends and family. Only this holiday has a bit of an ulterior motive with Eddie hoping to sway colleague Jack into the company ethos, and perhaps pursue a smouldering affair on the side. Add alcohol and a touch of heat-stroke and this week away turns into an absolute disaster.

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