23rd November – 1st December 2018

An SDC Production

A comedy drama by Moira Buffini

Directed by Robin Hirsch

By special arrangement with Nick Hern books

Box Office opens 16th November 2018 at 11:00am

Handbags, hairspray and sensible shoes. The monarch – Liz. Her most powerful subject – Maggie. One believed there was no such thing as society. The other had vowed to serve it. Opening the clasp on the antipathy between two giants of the twentieth century. Moira Buffini’s Oliver award-winning play imagines the weekly meetings behind closed doors between the Queen and Mrs. T. in a high spirited and insightfully shrewd exploration of the corridors of power.

“Fresh, exciting and intelligent – 5 stars” – (The Telegraph)



2oth December 2018 – 6th January 2019

An SDC Production

The SDC’s Spectacular Family Pantomime

Directed by Kate Miles-Roberts, Asst. Director Les Gomersall

Box Office opens 17th September 2018 at 11:00am

Postal Party Bookings from 1st September 2018. Party bookings line only (minimum of 20 people), tel: 01704 504800 (Monday – Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm)

Join us for the Fairy Godmother of all pantomimes this Christmas with a stunning show for all the family. The most enchanting rags to riches fairytale has everything you want from a festive extravaganza. With stunning sets, lavish costumes, hilarious comedy, breath-taking song and dance, bags of audience participation and a sprinkling of panto magic, you shall go to the Ball this Christmas!

“A fantastic night – What a show!” – (Trip Advisor – last year’s Aladdin)

Book early to avoid disappointment!

How the Other Half Loves

How the Other Half Loves

25th January – 2nd February 2019 at 7:30pm

A classic comedy of marital mishaps by Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Mike Yates

As Bob and Fiona clumsily try to cover up their affair, their spouses’ intervention only adds to the confusion. Unsuspecting William and Mary Featherstone become hopelessly stuck in the middle, falsely accused of adultery with no idea how they’ve become involved. Everything comes to a head at two disastrous dinner parties on successive nights with hilarious consequences. This stunning comedy is Ayckbourn at his very best.

“One of the classic comedy scenes of not just British but world theatre” – (The Guardian)

Funny Girl (The Musical)

Funny Girl

6th – 9th February 2019.

A Southport Spotlights Musical Theatre Society Production.

The Pitmen Painters

The Pitmen Painters

22nd February – 2nd March 2019 at 7:30pm

An SDC Production

An engrossing true story by Lee Hall

Directed by John Sharp.

In 1934, a group of Ashington miners and a dental mechanic hired a professor from Newcastle University to teach an Art Appreciation evening class. Unable to understand each other, they embarked on one of the most unusual experiments in British art as the pitmen learned to become painters. Within a few years the most avant-garde artists became their friends, and their work was taken for prestigious collections. Celebrated throughout the British art world yet they never gave up working in the mines surrounded by the harsh political realities of their social background.

“Richly funny, deeply moving and continuously entertaining” – (The Telegraph)


The SDC Youth Theatre present – ‘Frankenstein’

12th March – 16th March 2019 at 7:30pm

By Nick Dear.

Directed by Paul Wilkinson.

H.M.S. Pinafore

20th – 23rd March 2018 at 7:30pm.

Matinee Saturday 23rd March at 3pm.

A Crosby Gilbert & Sullivan Society Production.

You can book tickets in advance from 0151 924 5977.

Box Office opens Wednesday 13th March at 11:00am.

Dangerous Obsession

Dangerous Obsession

5th – 13th April 2019 at 7:30pm

An SDC Production

A riveting psychological drama by N. J. Crisp

Directed by Adrian Miles-Roberts

Sally Driscoll’s relaxing afternoon by her pool is interrupted by the unexpected arrival at her conservatory door of the unassuming John Barrett. But is Barrett really a door to door salesman as Sally first assumes? As he protests that they have met each other before, it soon becomes clear that he may be harbouring other, more sinister reasons for choosing to call on this particular house. Surprising twists abound in this taut thriller which will keep you on the edge of your seat.

“A gripping play… full of breath-catching moments” – (The Stage)

Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre

3rd – 11th May 2019 at 7:30pm

An SDC Production

Willis Hall’s adaptation of Charlotte Bronte’s powerful love story.

Directed by Margaret Mann.

After an unhappy childhood, Jane Eyre yearns for a better life. Accepting a governess position at Thornfield Hall, she soon finds herself falling in love with her employer – the dark, impassioned Mr. Rochester. However, the course of true love never did run smooth. This is the most complete adaptation of the timeless novel ever staged; as compelling and dramatic as the story itself.

“Be sure to catch this Bronte classic” – (Broadway World)