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Storm Glass

Storm is sitting on a cushion on the floor of the dusty old attic. It is a very still, hot afternoon.  The old trunk lid is open and strewn around her are an array of very old and rather odd items. She surveys them, and then picks out a faded and tattered old photograph –  a sepia snapshot of some long forgotten tea party. Rows of smiling adults and children, all waving flags underneath fluttering bunting. Tracing her finger across the picture, she makes up names in her head for each smiling child. If only she knew their real names, but sadly she knows only one – Harry.  Great, Great, Grandad Harry. There he is – sitting cross legged at the front, grinning. And next to him – another little smiling boy waving a flag– who was he?  Maybe a long lost uncle? She wishes she knew. She’s always wished she knew, ever since she was big enough to climb the ladder to the attic. But no-one in the family knows anything about these mysterious people or where the picture was taken or the occasion. Only one thing is certain, soon after the picture was taken, everyone in it had to run away – but run away from what?  They left to make a new life, her Dad said – but why?

Storm peers closer at the picture– she can just make out a strange ornate glass bottle in Harry’s hand – she looks down at the carpet and picks up what looks like the very same bottle. Her spine tingles, this is a mystery worth solving and she, Storm, will solve it! She tips the bottle slowly, but stops, just as a small gust of wind catches the edge of the photo… Storm smiles.

Written, choreographed and produced by Viv Wormley-Healing


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It Runs In The Family

by Ray Cooney.

Set in a hospital, ‘It Runs in the Family’ contains the usual assortment of farcical nuts running in and out of doors mistaking everybody for someone else, as Dr. Mortimore tries to fend off a paternity suit, an ex wife, a punkish son and various other lunatics so that he may, at last, deliver the Ponsonby Lecture in an international conference.

A Stables Theatre production directed by Lyndsey Meer.




Dr. David Mortimore – Matt Davis

Dr. Mike Connolly – Richard Smith

Dr. Hubert Bonney – Stephen Whitehead

Matron – Pauleen McLaughlin

Lady Wilhelmina Drake – Julia Allen

Jane Tait – Megan Skinner

Rosemary Mortimore – Clare Murray

Leslie – Dan Palmer

Sister – Yvonne Rees

Police Sergeant – Alan Haynes

Bill -David Ames

Mother – Christine Spencer


With grateful thanks to Mark and Andy at

for supplying a very important part of our set!

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Old Souls

A heartwarming comedy play following Rosie and Vera who are brought together through a Befriend the Elderly scheme. Rosie: a 21-year-old amateur baker, living a self-imposed life of solitary dullness, and Vera: a 78-year-old who longs for the vivacious days of her youth. Can cakes and Irish coffee really bridge their generational gap?

Check in on these Old Souls in this hilarious new play by writer and comedian Vicki Sargent.

‘Comedy gold’ **** (Mumble Comedy).

Part of the Hastings Fringe Festival.

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Honeysuckles Only Smell in the Evening

The premiere of a new Nordic Noir comedy, by the acclaimed Swedish novelist and playwright, Annika Banfield.

Sweden, the present day. Lennart and Monika have moved to a new house in the forest, where Monika has persuaded her husband to retire. She has invited their new neighbours, but an evening of harmless fun prompts surprising disclosures and uncovers life-changing secrets before the final skeleton rattles out of a very dark closet.

Part of the Hastings Fringe Festival.

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A Night Out with Tommy Cooper

Clive St James presents this wonderful show, brimming with Tommy’s favourite anecdotes and gags.

Naturally, it wouldn’t be Tommy without the magic, and as an accomplished comedy magician, Clive re-enacts all the favourites: the awesome “bottle-glass,
glass-bottle”, the incredible mind-reading duck, the chaos of the Chinese linking rings, the unbelievable Indian rope trick plus many more.

“A very funny and magical performance”

Vicky Cooper, TC’s daughter.

Part of the Hastings Fringe Festival.


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‘Season’s Greetings’

by Alan Ayckbourn.


Auditions: Sunday 29th April 2018, 3pm.

Playing Dates:  30th November – 8th December 2018.

Director: Adrian Bowd.

Half a dozen friends and relatives are celebrating Christmas with Neville and Belinda. Various children are also there and, though unseen, their presence is always felt. Petty squabbles break out and some not so petty. The arrival of Clive, a young writer, leads to what momentarily appears to be a tragedy: Clive is shot by trigger happy Harvey who thinks he is a burglar. Hilarious highlights include a chaotically incompetent puppet show and a midnight love scene that sets off a fearful din among mechanical Christmas toys.

“Brilliantly combines cynicism and humor.” – Sunday Express.

“Superbly crafted.” – Sunday Telegraph.



a feeble-spirited doctor, with strong views on non-violence and obsessed with a dismal puppet show for the children;


Bernard’s lush of a wife, whom Bernard struggles to support;


Phyllis’s brother. always busy fiddling with anything mechanical out in his shed;


Endures a stale marriage to Neville, resorting to flapping about the house and constantly dressing the Christmas tree.


A lacklustre and lazy man who tried to strike out on his own but failed, sucks up to his friend Neville for work;


Eddie’s pregnant wife, largely ignored, and can only nag at him and wish she were not having another child;


Belinda’s emotionally fuddled sister;


A writer, in a non-starter of a relationship with Rachel


Neville and Phyllis’s uncle, a cantankerous man who boasts about “thirty years experience” as a security officer, bemoans the collapse of society whilst himself gorging on TV violence, much to Bernard’s annoyance.

Scripts will be available to hire from the Box Office.

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