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Wife After Death

A comedy by Eric Chappell

Directed by Stephen Pritchard

“A terrific evening of love and laughter” (British Theatre Guide”)

Following the success of last season’s ‘Theft’, the SDC are delighted to produce another hilarious comedy from the writer of TV’s ‘Rising Damp’ and ‘Duty Free’. Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died, and it’s the day of his funeral. Friends and colleagues, including his widow, his agent and his gag writer, gather to pay their last respects. What could go wrong – with a horse-drawn hearse, an attendant dog, and an unfamiliar mourner bearing revelations?? By the end of an eventful wake, all the guests are left asking themselves if they ever knew the “real” Dave.

Made in Dagenham

A Maghull Musical Theatre Company Production.

8th – 11th November 2017 at 7.30 pm.

Advance Bookings to 01695 632 372

Book by Richard Bean

Music by David Arnold

Lyrics by Richard Thomas

www.maghullmtc.co.uk

Charles Dickens’ ‘The Haunting’

A ghost story adapted by Hugh Janes

Directed by John Sharp

“A winning combination of intrigue, humour and suspense” (The Stage)

Sheltered from the howling winds that tear across the moor outside, young book dealer, David Filde, is employed by a former associate of his uncle to catalogue an impressive library at his ancient crumbling mansion. But as a series of strange and unexplained events occur, Filde begins to fear for his safety. Whilst attempting to convince his employer that the ghostly happenings are real, the two men stumble across a dark and terrifying secret that will change their lives forever. Fresh from a successful national tour, this is a gripping thriller from the literary master of suspense.

Aladdin

A geni-ous of a Panto!

Directed by Arnold Gorse

“Southport’s most Spectacular Family Pantomime”

Make a wish and come with us on a magic carpet ride to Old Peking for what promises to be a glittering treat for all the family. Bursting with stunning scenery, colourful costumes, spectacular singing and dazzling dancing, with plenty of magic and audience participation along the way, there’s something for everyone in this festive extravaganza. Who needs a magic lamp when an SDC subscriber’s ticket guarantees you the best seats in the house for Southport’s biggest & best family pantomime!

One For The Road

A wickedly funny comedy by Willy Russell

Directed by Tracey Batchelor

“Russell’s funniest and most poignant play” (Reviews Hub)

From the author of ‘Educating Rita’, ‘Shirley Valentine’ and ‘Blood Brothers’, comes this acutely observant comedy. Whilst wife Pauline plans another dinner party to keep one step ahead of their smug neighbours, Dennis finally loses patience on the eve of his landmark birthday. Fed up of his middle-class existence of poshed-up cottage pie, Tupperware and garden gnomes, Dennis reaches breaking point and packs a ruck-sack to escape. But will his plan work or is he destined for a life of domesticity? In the mould of Ayckbourn and Mike Leigh’s ‘Abigail’s Party’, you won’t want to miss having ‘one for the road’!

A Letter of Resignation

A Historical Drama by Hugh Whitemore

Directed by Robin Hirsch

“One of the most quietly-absorbing, intelligent and moving plays of the year” (Independent on Sunday)

1963 was an amazing year and life was changing. Britain was becoming a different place and to many people, Prime Minister Harold Macmillan, seemed outdated and irrelevant – an Edwardian grandee lingering uncomfortably in the world of E-type Jaguars, Carnaby Street and Beatlemania. But few were aware that his life was scarred by domestic unhappiness and sexual betrayal. Hugh Whitemore;s fascinating play, which enjoyed a successful West End run starring Edward Fox, explores the events that lay hidden behind the headlines and examines a complex web of personal and political morality.

Be My Baby

A musical drama by Amanda Whittington, author of “Ladies Day”

Directed by Les Gomersall

‘A fine evening’s entertainment’ (British Theatre Guide’)

Set against a soundtrack of iconic 60’s music, Whittington’s beautifully touching and funny play follows the fortunes of Mary Adams, aged 19, unmarried and seven months pregnant. Sent to a Mother and Baby Home against her will by a mother intent on keeping up appearances, Mary has to cope with the dawning realisation that she will have to give the baby up for adoption whether she likes it or not. Despite this, and an overbearing matron, Mary soon starts to form friendships with the other young residents, and it’s not long before the girls’ youthful effervescence shines through.

Blackadder Goes Forth

Richard Curtis & Ben Elton’s iconic comedy, live on stage!

Directed by Paul Wilkinson

“One of the most intelligent as well as among the funniest of British Sitcoms” (The BBC)

Time for a “Cunning Plan”!

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War, the SDC are delighted to have been granted special permission to present 3 episodes of the iconic BBC sitcom to close the 2017/2018 season. Waiting in fear of the dreaded order to go ‘over the top’ from the patently insane General Melchett, Captain Blackadder will try whatever he can to escape life in the trenches alive, ably supported (or hindered) by his hapless sidekick Private Baldrick. Be prepared to laugh and cry at our season finale.