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2018 Season


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THE WINSLOW BOY
By Terence Rattigan
15th - 17th February 2018
Tivoli Theatre Wimborne
Tel: 01202 885566
Tickets £12.50 evenings, £10.50 Saturday matinee

Based on a real-life event that took place just before the First World War, THE WINSLOW BOY by Terence Rattigan is a gripping and moving family drama.

When 14-year-old naval cadet Ronnie Winslow is expelled from the Royal Naval College at Osborne for allegedly stealing a five-shilling postal order, his family are pulled apart by the repercussions of this charge, as they fight to clear his name or face social ostracism as the case becomes a national scandal. Driven by the father’s passionate belief in justice whatever the personal cost, the family battle for the truth, played out under the media spotlight, testing themselves to their very limit.

This production is being staged by Wimborne Drama Productions by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD., and is directed by David Pile.

Terence Rattigan (1911 - 1977) is regarded as one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century, a supreme theatrical craftsman and a master at showing the deep emotion that often hides behind the stiff upper lip of his characters. His many plays include FRENCH WITHOUT TEARS, AFTER THE DANCE, FLARE PATH, THE BROWNING VERSION, THE DEEP BLUE SEA, SEPARATE TABLES and CAUSE CÉLÈBRE.

 

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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

A classic thriller from the Queen of Crime