2015 - A YEAR OF LOVE

 

at

 

THE BEAR PIT THEATRE

 

Rear of United Reformed Church

Rother Street

Stratford-upon-Avon

 

(Parking available adjacent to site)

Loving in the past…

 

Thursday 20 to Saturday 22 August at 7.30 p.m.        Click here to buy tickets.

 

SPARROWS IN A HAT

 

Steve Farr and Lucinda Toomey

 

By Steve Farr

 

Directed by Steve Farr and Lucinda Toomey

 

Love’s Last Chance

 

See Steve Farr's author interview here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6oel1pwqMA

 

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.

 

Unrequited love…

 

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

 

The classic tragi-comic story

 

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

  • Use the buy tickets links on this site
  • Purchase in person from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre Box Office
  • At the door on the night of the performance, depending upon availability