2015 - A YEAR OF LOVE
THE BEAR PIT THEATRE
Rear of United Reformed Church
(Parking available adjacent to site)
Love lies bleeding…
Wednesday 1 to Saturday 4 July at 7.30 p.m. Click here to buy tickets.
THE THRILL OF LOVE
By Amanda Whittington
Directed by Brian Emeney
The Story of Ruth Ellis
The facts are not in dispute. On 11 April 1955, Ruth Ellis shot and murdered her lover David Blakely outside a Hampstead pub. She was found guilty and famously - and infamously – became the last woman to be hanged in Britain.
But why was she so keen to admit her guilt and not offer any defence? And why did she refuse to name, until it was too late, the person who gave her the loaded gun?
This wonderful play, first produced at the Young Vic in 2013, has all the ingredients of film-noir of the 1940’s.
THIS PRODUCTION INCLUDES FLASHING LIGHTS AND GUNSHOT
Loving in the past…
Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 August at 7.30 p.m. Click here to buy tickets.
SPARROWS IN A HAT
By Steve Farr
Love’s Last Chance
One hundred shows and counting!
More than just a story of two fifty year olds desperately seeking real love in a world that seems to have something against them, Sparrows in a Hat is a story about last chances. It deals with abuse, addiction, violent assault, Esperanto and sex. There is also quite a lot of dancing and a cheese obsession So, something for everyone here.
Two actors play five characters each, with a swivel chair and a bed.
The play will be performed in the round, this gives a more realistic and intimate feel to the piece. Due to forthcoming new seating, this will be the last play performed in the round at the Bear Pit Theatre. It will also be Second Thoughts 100th production.
Second Thoughts has performed award-winning playwright Steve Farr’s work twice before: Triple Freedom (1985) and Dried Fruit From Hell (2005).
CONTAINS SCENES OF A SEXUAL NATURE, SCENES OF VIOLENCE AND LANGUAGE WHICH SOME MAY FIND OFFENSIVE. NOT SUITABLE FOR PEOPLE UNDER 16.
Wednesday 11 to Saturday 14 November at 7.30 p.m. Click here to buy tickets.
CYRANO DE BERGERAC
By Edmund Rostand
Directed by Kate Sutcliffe
In the annals of chivalry and love the name of the larger-than-life Gascon soldier and lover Cyrano de Bergerac stands tall.
Thwarted by his outer lack of grace Cyrano woos Roxanne by proxy through the handsome but mindless Christian, who has drawn her eye, whilst subtly defending her from the unwanted attentions of a noble suitor, his commanding officer the Comte de Guiche.
But as the Gascony Cadets face death in the heat of battle, with Christian’s life on the line, will Cyrano’s secret love be revealed or his hopes for love finally be dashed as the firestorm rages?
Find out this November, when Second Thoughts present Edmond Rostand’s famed stage version of the story in a modern English translation.
Second Thoughts Drama Group
President: David Bradley
Tickets to all of our shows can be obtained in one of four ways:
Call the Bear Pit Ticket Hotline 01789 403416
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- At the door on the night of the performance, depending upon availability