Roald Dahl’s much-loved story follows the villainous attempts of Farmers Boggis, Bunce and Bean, “one fat, one short, one lean”, as they persecute Mr Fox and his family
A hard-up inventor pretends to be his cousin, in order to escape the clutches of his creditors.
Richard Curtis and Ben Elton's award winning comedy of our hero Edmund's Georgian adventures
A hilarious new adaptation for the stage by David Nixon based on the original Kenneth Grahame book
The masters of exquisitely timed farce Ray and Michael Cooney have created a stunner.
In the Tudor court of Elizabeth I, Lord Edmund Blackadder strives to win Her Majesty's favour while attempting to avoid a grisly fate should he offend her.
One Man Two Guvnors by Richard Bean
Based on The Servant Of Two Masters by Carlo Goldoni.
Including the song from the original National Theatre production Tomorrow Looks Good From Here by Grant Olding and Richard Bean.
Thunder clashed, wind howled, it was indeed a blasted heath. And then the Wyrd Sisters finally answered that eternal question ‘when shall we three meet again? This is placeholder text. To change this content, double-click on the element and click Change Content.
QHTC celebrate 30 successful years with a fast-paced anniversary production of Tom Stoppard’s version of the play from which the Broadway hit “Hello Dolly” was derived.
We're in the stickiest situation since Sticky the Stick Insect got stuck on a sticky bun...
John Buchan's classic novel of he English gentleman hero is transformed by Patrick Barlow's hilarious spoof.
Priestley's classic comedy of Yorkshire respectability - and what happens when it all goes wrong.
Miles Tredinnick’s adaptation of the well-known TV series starring Frankie Howerd. Carry On meets the classics!
Dirty Dusting - Wood and Waugh’s Tyneside comedy masterpiece premiered at the Customs House in 2003 and hasn’t stopped since. With packed runs at the Theatre Royal and performances world-wide, it has been one of the most successful plays to have emerged in the region since the war.
Political comedy from one of the country's leading exponents - a spin doctor is used to challenges - but . . men with breasts . . . . . ?
Brandon Thomas's Oxford comedy featuring toffs, cross-dressing and long lost lovers never seems to go out of fashion.
The original three-actor extravaganza featuring ALL the plays of the Bard in one hilarious evening
Mike Harding's classic northern comedy follows the adventures of the ordinary Ollerenshawes as they are joined with the posh family of Councillor Greenhalgh via the marriage of lovely daughter Dierdre. Everything depends on appearances – the wedding goes ok, sort of - but the reception doesn't.
The Queen’s Hall Theatre Club presents Goldoni’s eighteenth century comedy given a new treatment by Lee Hall, writer of “Billy Elliot” and “The Pitmen Painters”.
A seasonal panto in the best tradition written by Queen’s Hall Theatre Club member, David Nixon.
A classic farce from the master of the form - Ray Cooney. Mistaken identity, lost briefcases, alcohol, bribery, lies, classic villains and escalating chaos.
H.E.Bates' endearing comedy of English rural life and the fruits of wily entrepreneurship.
Based on the hugely successful British television series by Jeremy Lloyd and David Croft which ran for seven seasons,
Alexander Dumas’s rip-roaring yarn of derring-do, palace intrigue, and slushy amour, seamlessly transplanted to Pantoland by Richard Lloyd.
A poignant, bittersweet story about love, jealousy and the price of freedom.
The famous comedy of manners by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, premiered in 1777 and regularly performed ever since. 'Lud!!
Written by Rochdale-born playwright and comedian Mike Harding in 1997. Christmas comes but once a year – thank God!
A modern take of some of the famous Canterbury Tales and their tellers.
A family comedy drama with a twist from Peter Tinniswood, author of Tales from a Long Room and TV’s I Didn't Know You Cared.
A 1979 play by Ernest Thompson, later famous as a film starring Katharine Hebburn, henry Fonda and Jane Fonda.
Ayckbourn's domestic setting and characters tread between tragedy and comedy.
This hit by the author of Equus and Amadeus featured a triumphant award-winning performance by Dame Maggie Smith in London and on Broadway.
Known to many from Fred Zinnemann's film starring Paul Schofield, A Man For All Seasons takes us to the Tudor court of Henry 8th. Power, politics, religion, morality and martyrdom.
Robert Harling’s original play was based in part on his sister,who died in 1985 of complications from Type 1 diabetes. It was later filmed – starring Dolly Parton, Olympia Dukakis and Julia Roberts.
A series of short plays by George Melly, Alan Ayckbourn, James Saunders, Harold Pinter, Alun Owen, Fay Weldon, David Campton, Lyndon Brook and John Bowen
Neil Simon’s revision of his hugely successful play, The Odd Couple, sees the lead characters transformed into Olive Madison and Florence Unger.
Don’t mention Mac**** ! Graham Holliday’s witty play was first broadcast on BBC radio.
Set in 1912, An Inspector Calls by J B Priestley, uses the character of the eerie Inspector Goole. It draws on ideas about time to create twists and surprises - the idea of time repeating itself.
Adapted by Jeremy Brooks and Adrian Mitchell from Dylan Thomas’s evocative prose-poem.
A weekend holiday cottage shared by two families provides the setting for local writer Steve Larkin's clever comedy.
Ayckbourn’s comedy takes notions of an ideal relationship, and rearranges them through three bedrooms on one Saturday night.The stuff of gleeful recognition.
A Voyage Round My Father is an autobiographical play by John Mortimer, well-known author of the long running Rumpole of the Bailey
A compelling version of Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel adapted and dramatized by Willis Hall.
An omniscient narrator invites the audience to listen to the dreams and innermost thoughts of the inhabitants of the fictional small Welsh fishing village.
Many will remember the film version of Edith Nesbit's well-loved tale starring Jenny Agutter. Three Victorian children sent to live in the countryside with their mother after their father has been disgraced for supposedly betraying his country's secrets.
The pioneering 1963 musical was originally devised and presented by Joan Littlewood's famous Theatre Workshop at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East and later made into a film directed by Richard Attenborough
Catherine Cookson’s best selling Tyneside novel transformed for the stage by Rob Bettinson and later filmed for television with Sean Bean.
A comedy about villainy, crime and …… economics, by Ian Hay and Ldu Garde peach
An extended family is gathered to endure an entrenched Christmas. Ayckbourn’s well-known play is not exactly a “Christmas Show”. As always, the power of his writing works to expose glimpses of the tragic elements of characters’ individual peculiarities, seasoning comedy with compassion.
Arnold Ridley's classic drama was first produced in 1925 and filmed no less than three times.
Michael Frayn’s brilliant theatrical comedy – dubbed “the funniest farce ever written,”
Set in the lounge of the "Seagulls" Private Hotel in the West Country in the late 1950's
The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages- Noel Coward’s much-revived classic has also been filmed – starring as as Madame Arcati were Judy Dench (2020) and Margaret Rutherford (1945)
A fiendishly clever farce by experts of the trade, Ray Cooney and John Chapman, that gets madder and funnier as it goes along.’
The play opened at the Hampstead Theatre in 1979. In 1982 it was adapted for a one-off television showing starring Paul Eddington as Roger, Prunella Scales as Miriam, Jonathan Lynn as Kevin and Maureen Lipman as Maggie.
One of John Chapman’s most successful farces which originally starred Sid James and Brian Rix.
C.P. Taylor’s bitter-sweet comedy set in Newcastle during WW2 – first staged at Live Theatre in 1977.