20–21 October 1995
‘Snap’ and ‘Warriors’
Two 1 act plays by Terence Cooling
‘Snap’ is the story of a headteacher being pushed to breaking point by unruly children and interfering school inspectors. Although set as a comedy, this does have some serious points to make about the school system, and what it is like to be a teacher under pressure from all sides.
‘Warriors’ is a story of cynical and immoral exploitation of the impressionable young. It involves a group of children in a country's armed forces and how they react when they meet their enemy “face-to-face" after they shoot down an enemy aircraft. When they discover that they are the same age they soon realise they have a lot more in common than they first thought.
19–22 April 1995
A Man for All Seasons
By Robert Bolt
Set in 16th century England, and focusing on the last years of the English chancellor's life, the play documents the struggle between Thomas More and King Henry VIII's determination to break with Rome so he can divorce his current wife and wed again.
After much soul searching More resigns as chancellor, hoping to be able to live out his life as a private citizen.
But Henry will settle for nothing less than the much respected More’s public approval of his divorce and remarriage.
24–27 January 1995
By Norman Robbins
The enchanting story of Cinderella needs no introduction. Upon her father, Baron Hardup's marriage, Cinderella inherits both a new step-mother and two evil, ugly step-sisters in one fell swoop, and so her troubles begin.
The only thing that keeps her going is the thought of being able to go to the Royal Ball, hosted by the handsome and dashing Prince Charming. Alas, this is not to be, as Cinderella’s wicked step-mother destroys her ticket leaving Cinderella in tears while everyone else attends the ball.
with the help of her Fairy Godmother Cinderella not only goes to the ball but meets and falls head over heels in love with the prince… you know the rest!