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2018 Season


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Alan Bennett's
SINGLE SPIES

A Comedy Double-Bill
17th - 19th May 2018
Tivoli Theatre Wimborne
Tel: 01202 885566
Tickets £12.50 evenings, £10.50 Saturday matinee *

Alan Bennett’s award-winning comedy double-bill, An Englishman Abroad and A Question of Attribution, explores our fascination with Russian spies and the Royal Family, depicting the lives of two members of the notorious ‘Cambridge Five’ spy ring – Guy Burgess and Anthony Blunt – who operated at the heart of the British Establishment in the 1940s and 1950s.

Spanning the globe from Moscow to London, Single Spies gives a glimpse into lives lived under cover of forgery and fraud, exile and espionage, and paints a portrait of what it might be like to be interrogated by Her Majesty The Queen.

An Englishman Abroad is the true story of actress Coral Browne’s chance encounter with Guy Burgess, exiled in Moscow and missing England. Invited to dine at his flat, she receives just one simple instruction – “bring a tape measure”.

A Question of Attribution follows Anthony Blunt, esteemed art historian and Surveyor of The Queen’s Pictures, as he tries to solve the riddle of an enigmatic painting, while himself being the subject of investigation by MI5. An accidental audience with The Queen induces a sharp and dangerous exchange of wits.

Alan Bennett’s classic comedy masterpieces are being staged by Wimborne Drama Productions by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD., and are directed by Sam Moulton.

 

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MURDER ON THE NILE
By Agatha Christie

18th - 20th October 2018
Tivoli Theatre Wimborne
Tel: 01202 885566
Tickets £12.50 evenings, £10.50 Saturday matinee *

From the company that brought you THE HOLLOW, AND THEN THERE WERE NONE and WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION, Wimborne Drama Productions return to the Tivoli Theatre with another classic thriller from Agatha Christie.

On board a paddle steamer, cruising under the scorching Egyptian sun, honeymooners Simon Mostyn and his wealthy socialite wife Kay find themselves being pursued by an old flame of the newly wedded groom. Then tragedy strikes. A body is discovered and all fingers point to Simon’s ex-fiancée.

But everything is not what it seems, and holidaying cleric Canon Pennefather is drawn into a web of intrigue and deceit as he finds himself on the trail of a ruthless murderer.

With as many twists and turns as the great river itself, MURDER ON THE NILE will keep you guessing right to the end. The play was adapted for the stage by Agatha Christie from her 1937 novel Death on the Nile and is produced by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD. Directed by David Pile.

* booking fees may apply