A Musical with music by Frederick Loewe,
book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
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The entire community of Camelot awaits the arrival of Guenevere, King Arthur of England’s future Queen. Away from the crowds, the two accidentally meet in the forest and are instantly charmed with each other. Five years pass, and the King has instituted the Round Table, a new concept of chivalry whose advocates will be charged with improving rather than destroying.
From France arrives Lanceleot, the most extraordinary mortal, the perfect and invincible knight. The plot twists and turns with wonderful song as we encounter such legendary characters as Merlyn, Pellinoire, Morgan Le Fey, and Mordred, and witness the joy and pain of youth and love. We are left believing that right and honour and justice can prevail, not only in mystical Camelot, but in the hearts of us all!
A Suspense by Lucille Fletcher
“A most superior thriller…which from its first blood-curdling scream to its last charming surprise is a first-class example of its genre.” – New York Times.
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Unable to sleep, a woman paces her Manhattan townhouse, troubled by unsettling memories and vague fears. Her husband tries to comfort her, but when he steps away for a moment, she screams. She believes she sees the body of a dead man in a neighbouring window. Shortly thereafter, she sees the body of a woman. A psychiatrist suggests she commit herself to a sanitarium for treatment and her husband agrees. From this point on, the plot moves quickly and grippingly through its deepening suspense to its riveting and chilling climax!
A Comedy by George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber
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At the time of a paralyzing drought in the American West, we discover a girl whose father and two brothers are worried as much about her becoming an old maid as they are about their dying cattle. Every possible scheme to marry her off is without success. Nor is there any sign of relief from the dry heat. But into their midst comes a picaresque character with a mellifluous tongue and the most grandiose notions a man could imagine. He claims to be a rainmaker! And he promises rain for only $100! Silly idea though it is, he is so refreshing, the family consents. The rainmaker turns his magic on the girl and persuades her she has a very real beauty of her own. Rain does come, and so does love.
A Drama by Robert Bolt
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Garlands of awards and critical praise greeted this long-run success in both New York and London. The play is the story of Sir Thomas More in his last years as Lord Chancellor of England during the reign of Henry the Eighth. When Henry failed to obtain from the Pope a divorce from Catharine of Aragon to marry Ann Boleyn, he rebelled by requiring his subjects to sign an act making him both temporal and spiritual leader of England. More could not in conscience comply. He resisted anything heroic; he wanted only to maintain his integrity and belief in silence. This was treason, and his very silence led him to his death! A Man For All Seasons is the ageless and inspiring echo of the same voice that calls to us: “To thine own self be true”.
The Common Man
Master Richard Rich
Lady Alice More
J. B. Pierre Rajotte
Sir Thomas More
Duke of Norfolk
Lady Margaret More
King Henry the 8th
Archbishop Thomas Cranmer
A Farce by Alan Bennett.
“A parade of wit” – New York Times.
“A marvellous freaky farce…rowdy and ribald” – NBC.
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From the pen of Alan Bennett, who last season gave us the brilliant The Madness of George III, comes this gorgeously vulgar farce that is a downright celebration of sex and the human body. In the home of lecherous Dr. Wicksteed, wild and wicked things go on in a Feydeau-style fashion. A mountainous wife, a celibate curate engaged to his flatchested spinster sister, a cantilevered sexpot, an inveterate hypochondriac and an arrogant colonialist complete the household. Identities are mistaken, wires crossed and into this mad fun house comes a “falsie-fitter” summoned by the spinster. Things eventually do get sorted out, but not without immense hilarity along the way.