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The Stables Theatre is proud to announce our 2023 season.

Things start off in February with the WORLD PREMIERE of an Irish black comedy called First Bus To Ballinabeg by Sean Hume. This funny and thought-provoking play involves lost loves and the darker side of Ireland’s recent history, all revolving around a family member returning for the funeral of their universally loathed father. Directed by Jenny Lloyd-Lyons

(Shadowlands) “this is sure to resonate with all audiences”.

Following that in March we have a classic whodunit – The Hollow by Agatha Christie. To be directed by Rodney Figaro, who has previously directed some of the Stables most acclaimed shows.  A country-house murder mystery where the family, each of whom has a credible motive, is assembled for the weekend. A murder is discovered and the path to disclosure is strewn with red-herrings. Can you correctly guess the

In June, we celebrate LGBT Pride with a classic about the life and death of Alan Turing. Breaking The Code by Hugh Whitemore tells the story of St. Leonard’s native Turing, who was a key player in the breaking of the German Enigma code at Bletchley Park during World War II and a pioneer of computer science. The play thematically links Turing’s cryptographic activities with his attempts to grapple with his homosexuality. This will be directed by Stables newcomer Mike Nower.

In July we are extremely pleased to have obtained the rights to perform our version of the National Theatre hit Home I’m Darling by Laura Wade. This is a bit of a coup for us to be able to perform this play and we can’t wait to show it to you! To be directed by Aisling Tigwell (Blue Stockings) the story concerns a couple who decide to “live” in the 1950s – including décor, clothes, food and lifestyle. But when modern times seep into
their fantasy world, can their relationship survive?

September brings bittersweet romance in the form of Lovesong by Abi Morgan. Jane Richardson (The Snow Queen and A little Like Drowning) directs this haunting and beautiful tale of togetherness, as we witness a couple whose past and present collide in a most unusual way. This emotional story packs a wallop and will leave you breathless with its poignant beauty.

For October we ask you to question what is the truth. It’s 1964. The Bronx, New York City. An accusation has been made against a beloved parish priest. A devout nun must determine the truth. Is the accusation true? Could this kind religious man have committed a sexual act with a minor? She has some doubt. And that is the name of this play. Doubt, by John Patrick Shanley, asks us to question what we know, what we feel, and what we believe. An intense unflinching drama to be directed by Hugo Trebels, who most recently directed the Stables acclaimed production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf, this a play that will have everyone still talking about it weeks after seeing it. One not to be missed.

Finally we end our season with a classic – the Stables own original version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, adapted by Ben Randall and directed by Neil Sellman. See our own take on this holiday tale, one for the whole family to enjoy. We expect this to be a very popular production, so be sure to buy your tickets early!

We hope you are as excited by this upcoming season as we are and we look forward to seeing you soon!

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