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28 to 31 January 2015
22 to 25 April 2015

28 to 31 January 2015

Entertaining Angels

By Richard Everett
Directed by Sandra Gilbert

"I've made four thousand six hundred medium-sized quiches and personally baked two tons of short crust pastry. And for what?"

As a clergy wife, Grace has spent a lifetime on her best behaviour. Now, following the death of her husband Bardolph, she is enjoying the new-found freedom to do and say exactly as she pleases. But the return of her eccentric missionary sister Ruth, together with some disturbing revelations, force Grace to confront some home truths.

Sharp-edged comedy and probing wit, ask whether God can be trusted to do anything right at all. "Or is the whole thing a divine exercise in trial and error?"

"Entertaining Angels" was first produced at the Theatre Royal Bath, in September 2009 with Penelope Keith, Benjamin Whitlow and Polly Adams in the cast.

22 to 25 April 2015

Enchanted April

By Matthew Barber
Directed by Sally Lovejoy

"As good as they come….a lush, thoroughly refreshing theatrical holiday. Escape has seldom seemed so sweet. A magical triumph" Los Angeles Times

When two unhappy but rather proper London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for an impulsive holiday away from their husbands, they recruit a pair of independent upper-class women to share both the cost and experience. Under the Mediterranean sun and wisteria blossom their attitudes start to change, until men once again come on the scene

A BEM for Daphne Breakspear in the 2013 Queen's New Year Honours List.
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The Phoenix Players presents

'Oh What A Lovely War'

Important: Not suitable for Children under 12 years old.

Directed by Daphne Breakspear

Oh What a Lovely War is a satire on World War 1 and on war in general.

The story is told using facts and statistics together with reminiscences and songs of the time including many well-loved and well-known songs. Some of the songs in the show have very familiar tunes but different words, as sung by the soldiers!

With scenes of humour and of sadness, a large cast sing, act and dance / move their way through this remarkable show, which has become a classic of modern theatre.

The Phoenix Players present this production as their tribute to all those who fought and died in this terrible conflict.

Wednesday 24 – Saturday 27 September 2014 at 7.30pm

The Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Swindon. SN1 4BJ.

Important: See Tickets below

Note: Not suitable for Children under 12 years old.

Ticket Prices: £ 10.00 or £ 9.00 for concessions

Group Bookings: 1 ticket FREE for every 10 tickets booked.

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