2009

Six Black Candles

Six sisters,their maw and granny gather to kill by witchcraft the mistress of CarolineCs wayward husband. Six black candles, one black affronted maw, two gallons of vodka, one crazy old Irish granny, a pile of burning boxer shorts, barrels of bickering, a hit-man, a pentangle and a frozen head in the fridge, plus one adulterous husband and one unsuspecting Catholic priest. In a nutshell - these are the ingredients for Six Black Candles.




Steel Magnolias

The action is set in Truvy's beauty salon in Chinquapin, Louisiana, where all the ladies who are "anybody" come to have their hair done. Helped by her eager new assistant, Annelle who is not sure whether or not she is still married; the outspoken, wise-cracking Truvy dispenses shampoos and free advice to the town's rich curmudgeon; Ouiser an eccentric millionaire; Miss Clairee, who has a raging sweet tooth; and the local social leader, M ‘Lynn, whose daughter, Shelby the prettiest girl in town, is about to marry a "good ole boy." Filled with hilarious repartee and not a few acerbic but humorously revealing verbal collisions, the play moves toward tragedy when the spunky Shelby, who is a diabetic, risks pregnancy and forfeits her life.



The Legend of Cinderella

Set in a Scotland "lost in the mists of time", this new version of the familiar story uses elements of ancient Celtic folklore and the supernatural as its main themes. Calluna, Queen of the Faeries, finds a way to rid the land forever from the evil influences of Queen Thron and her Hobgoblins. Her son, prince Alban, must marry a Mortal Bride! The wisest of the Faerie Godmothers, Dalriada, sets out from the Faerie Glen to find a suitable candidate, eventually choosing Cinderella, the kind-hearted daughter of the daft Laird of Clartystanes Castle. Queen Thron, learning of this, worms her way into the Laird's affections and marries him. Unwittingly getting caught up in her evil machinations are her silly and somewhat "photogenically challenged" daughters. When Calluna announces "The Great Gathering", where Alban will choose his bride, Thron does everything in her power to ensure her daughters are well to the fore!

Narrated and told in "flashback" by Buttons, "The Legend of Cinderella" is an affectionate variation on the classic Panto tale beloved of generations of theatregoers



Jolly Good Fun

Jolly Good Fun takes place in an English Country Garden in the 1920's. The cast were aged between eight and seventeen and takes a light hearted look at the upstairs/downstairs characters. The young girls' chatter revolves around Rupert the dsahing young of quite a few dreams. In the meantime our hero Harry is trying to find a way to meet his grilfriend who works as a maid at the house. Add a fortune telleing session and a Murder Mystery Evening to the pot and you can be sure of some 'Jolly Good Fun'



A Fine Gentleman

David Drummond comes midnight courting his true love, Jean; at the house of her swindling uncle, Samuel Pitcairn. With the aid of his manservant Willie, a ladder, a convenient window and a scheming maid, the lovers' plans to elope to a new life away from a post rebellious Scotland to Nova Scotia are temporarily thwarted by Pitcairn's blunderbuss. But the intervention of a heavily disguised Italian portrait painter changes their fortunes.