Theatre

PUT A SPRING IN YOUR STEP
We’re always looking ahead at Trinity Theatre and, while we can’t claim to see the future, it certainly looks bright in terms of entertainment

Sara Pascoe

January can be a slow, grinding month. The festive season is behind us and compared to December’s dazzling decorations, January can seem rather gloomy. With the build up to Christmas getting longer each year, it can all feel a bit barren once the silly string has been swept up on January 1st.

Our Spring Season brochure aims to change that. In fact, banishing the January blues was one of our New Year resolutions! Aside from the glamourous pink colour scheme, it boasts an array of entertainment to get excited about. With theatre shows, live music and a packed film season, January needn’t be a time to wallow indoors.

From the very start of the season our stage is set to be well-trodden, with our resident amateur production company, TTC, presenting two contemporary pieces aiming to push the boundaries within our small theatre. Described as a ‘landmark of British Theatre’, Look Back In Anger (Tuesday February 28 – Saturday March 4) is still as relevant today as when it burst onto stage in 1956, a dark yet playful exploration of political disillusionment through a lovable anti-hero. In contrast, a number of classic titles take to Trinity this spring. Lady Chatterley’s Lover (Thursday February 16) offers a dramatic tale of love and scandal, while the brilliant one-act farce Chekhov’s Shorts (Saturday February 4) delivers classical theatre at its comic best.

On the topic of comedy, Trinity is hosting a variety of stand-up this spring, so if you can’t face the gym, come and laugh off December’s mince pies in our auditorium. Sara Pascoe, a comedian currently enjoying a lot of deserved success, brings her hilariously self-deprecating, ponderous humour to Trinity as part of her new tour  ‘Sara Pascoe: Animal’ (Friday April 21). Now becoming a firm favourite on Live At The Apollo, Mock The Week and 8 Out Of of 10 Cats, catch her here in person rather than as pixels on your television.

Local & Live remains a firm fixture in Trinity’s calendar, playing out the last Saturday of each month with a line-up of hand-picked, under-the-radar acts showcasing the best local talent.

For kids, Trinity Theatre Productions presents The Tin Man of Oz, a delightful tale of the Tin Man’s quest for his long lost love. Reunited with his old friend Scarecrow and equipped with the heart the Wizard of Oz gave him, he meets  many other characters  and surprises on  his journey,  perfect  entertainment  for the half term  in February!

So spring into action  and join us for another  packed out season. Whether a show, a film or even just a coffee; make it your New Year resolution to visit Trinity Theatre!

For full listings and prices, please visit www.trinitytheatre.net or call the Trinity Theatre Box Office on 01892 678 678.