Sure, it’s all sunshine and barbecues right now, but Trinity Theatre is thinking ahead…
Summer is in full swing, but we’ve got our eyes on autumn. As we enter our busiest season here at Trinity, we’ll try and tame our excitement about putting on two of our own productions! With our Artistic Director John Martin leading us off to the Land of Oz this Christmas, we first have a right ol’ hoot with One Man, Two Guvnors (August 26 – Sep 3). The National Theatre’s award-winning comedy is a glorious celebration of British humour – a unique, laugh-out-loud mix of satire, songs, slapstick and glittering one-liners.
Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe. But Roscoe is really Rachel, posing as her own dead brother – who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers. Francis spots the chance of an extra meal ticket and takes a job with one Stanley Stubbers – but to prevent discovery, he must keep his two guvnors apart. Simple.
Based on The Servant of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni, with songs by Grant Olding, this production is a fantastic night out from start to finish. Catch the run here at Trinity during August, which is sure to bring a smile to your faces as summer draws to a close.
Elsewhere in our schedule, bursting from the seams this autumn, we bring plenty of stand-up comedy from national touring comedian. Jason Manford (September 16), Andy Parsons (November 2) and Gary Delaney (November 11) are all set to pay us a visit, along with many more to be announced! Manford tours new material ahead of his 2018 UK tour, with Parsons and Delaney touring to support numerous television appearances, along with their work on the new series of Mock the Week this summer.
As much as we look forward to all this autumnal excitement, we’ve still got plenty on in the meantime. Our cinema is set to screen the re-mastered One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest, widely regarded as one of the best films ever made. Taking to the stage this month, TTC bring us the classic Sleuth ( July 11 – 15). Made famous by the 1972 film starring Laurence Olivier and Michael Caine, TTC bring Antony Shaffer’s Tony-award winning play to Tunbridge Wells.
One of the hottest tickets this summer is Angels in America, the epic two part production with an all-star cast. Touching, contemporary, relevant, see both parts live with us as we screen them from the National Theatre (July 20 and 27).
Closing our summer season in style, we screen André Rieu’s ( July 30) upcoming concert from Maastricht. This year will be the 13th consecutive year of this traditional summer evening concert, broadcast from the most romantic city square in the Netherlands: the Vrijthof in Maastricht.
Whatever your interests, we’re bound to have a show for you, so be sure to pop in and pick up a brochure. We’d love to see you at Trinity soon!