The Company aims to put on a varied programme of six productions a year, including a traditional pantomime, and in addition to Young, Centre, Up and Old Stagers' productions. It is our great pleasure to be able to put on the following productions at the Lion Theatre:
The Company is proud to present Pride And Prejudice
"It is a truth, universally acknowledged, that a man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife..."
2013 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Jane Austen's most famous work, and one of the most enduringly popular novels in the English language, Pride and Prejudice. And what better way to celebrate the occasion, than to immerse yourself for an evening at the Lion Theatre in the romantic atmosphere of early 19th Century Britain?
Relive (or discover for the first time) the story of headstrong young Elizabeth Bennet, her struggle with the ambition of her garrulous and empty-headed mother, and her epic romance with the dark and brooding Mr Darcy.
Horncastle Young Stagers are proud to present Sleeping Beauty by David Ireland, directed by Sheena Liversidge
The Dowager Duchess of Donington has fallen on hard times and has been reduced to raiding the attics for junk to sell and raise cash at car boot sales to make ends meet and support her sons Prince Andrew and the baby Prince Arthur.
When the fiendish Fairy Fangora isn’t invited to the royal christening of Princess Briar Rose there are dire consequences afoot. Can her good sisters Grace, Joy, Kindness and Love change the spell she has cast and save the Princess from her fate? Can Prince Andrew succeed on his quest? Will his darling Rosebud be waiting for his return?
Many years pass, the royal babies grow up and it seems as though all is well. Briar Rose and Arthur fall in love but… lying in the shadows lurks a spinning wheel to spoil their happiness! Will Fangora’s evil prophecy come true at last? Find out in this magical mixture of frolics, fun and song, performed by Horncastle Theatre Company's junior youth contingent.
The Company is proud to present The Titfield Thunderbolt adapted by Philip Goulding from the screenplay by T.E.B. Clarke, directed by Peter Glanfield
The branch line between Mallingford and Titfield is losing money, and British Rail is intent on closing it down. In desperation the villagers decide to take charge and run it themselves - with a train resurrected from the local museum! As well as convincing the railway authorities that they are competent to work the line, they have to face problems from Vernon Crump who is set on providing a competitive bus service.
Brought to you by the director of last year's dramatic production of The Winslow Boy, this rip-roaring, energetic adaptation of the eponymous Ealing comedy is sure to have the audience steaming with laughter - all aboard for an evening of fun!
The Company is proud to present The Rose And Crown by J.B. Priestly, directed by Chris Liversidge, and None the Wiser, by Margaret Bower, directed by Chris Byrne
In the first play of the evening, drinkers in the Rose and Crown, a North London pub, find they must make a terrible decision when they are interrupted by a mysterious stranger.
In the second play, a group of nuns find their criminal conspiracy is at risk of discovery - with hilarious consequences!