Honour

21st May - 27th May 2017

Written by Joanna Murray-Smith and directed by Brian Davies.

Performances are Sunday at 6pm, Monday - Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm and 8pm.

For details on how to book tickets go to our Box Office page.

Bouncers FlyerGus and Honor have been happily married for thirty-two years. She is a successful writer, he is a revered columnist. They have a perfect understanding of each other. Until a pushy young female journalist - on an assignment to 'profile' Gus - quite deliberately seeks to undermine that understanding. The fallout is dreadful - but beautifully and convincingly portrayed in all its painful consequences.

 

Cast

HonorDiane Lefley
GeorgePaul Simmons
ClaudiaLouise King
SophieFreya Carroll

 

Production Team

DirectorBrian Davies
Stage ManagerNaomi Rosenberg
Set DesignersCatherine Little, Maria Casey and Adam O'Reilly
Lighting DesignerAdam O'Reilly
Lighting & Sound OperationAdam O'Reilly
CostumesTrudy Dane

Bouncers

26th March - 1st April 2017

Written by John Godber and directed by Bob Bradick.

Performances are Sunday at 6pm, Monday - Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm and 8pm.

For details on how to book tickets go to our Box Office page.

Bouncers FlyerBouncers shows a night on the tiles from the point of view of the men on the door. It is a funny, energetic piece of highly theatrical storytelling where the men are at once themselves, and every character they happen to meet on a night at work at the night-club. According to the author: "the central theme of Bouncers is universal: men after beer after women, and the beat goes on".

The play contains some strong language and sexual references.

 

Cast

Lucky Eric Steve Milligan
Judd Spencer Clayton
Ralph Luke Murray
Les Omer Warman

 

Production Team

Director Bob Bradick
Assistant Director Lesley Kennedy
Production Assistant Jill Lomas
Stage Manager and Choreographer Sharon Goojha
Set Designer Barbara Wheatley
Lighting Designer Chris Mason
Lighting & Sound Operation Sonja Taylor
Costumes Carol Belston

An Enemy of the People

29th January - 4th February 2017

Written by Henrik Ibsen, adapted by Michael Johnston and directed by Mike Mendé.

Performances are Sunday at 6pm, Monday - Friday at 8pm, Saturday at 3pm and 8pm.

For details on how to book tickets go to our Box Office page.

An Enemy of the People FlyerIt is boom time in the spa town. Investment in the public baths is paying off handsomely. Visitor numbers have never been higher. But one man knows the toxic secret underlying the town's newfound wealth. His concern is for the health of the people. So how can he be their enemy? Ibsen's classic play which he described as having: "many traits of comedy, but it also is based on a serious idea", has been specially adapted for Incognito by Michael Johnston.

 

Cast

Henry Gibson Huw Morgan
Katherine Gibson Maria Casey
Petra Gibson Freya Caroll
Peter Gibson Andrew Robinson
Armitage Basil Clarke
Hinchcliffe Geoff Pruton
Martin Kyle Brian Moran
Captain Hooper Douglas Hopping

One Act Play Festival

2nd October - 8th October 2016

Our first one act play 'Festival'. The same three plays will be presented at each performance. The shortest two first, followed by an interval, then the third play. The casts and directors for each play will be different.

For details on how to book tickets go to our Box Office page.

The Hebrew Lesson

Written by Wolf Mankowitz and directed by Brian Moran.

Play Fest FlyerIt is the time of the 'Troubles' (1921). An elderly Jew is trying to learn essential phrases in Gaelic. A young man breaks in seeking shelter from the Black-and-Tans. The Jew feeds and shelters him, finally dressing him unwillingly as a Jew to escape the Black-and-Tans. The man is saved and has learned a little of the character and philosophy of the Jews.

 

Cast

Elderly Jewish Man Mike Clarke
Young Irish Man Koray Gokay
1st Black and Tan George Bayman
2nd Black and Tan TBA

 

 

Bookends

Written by Scott Perry and directed by Jennie Mendé.

Ron and Bill haven't met up for three weeks - Bill has been in Scarborough, reliving his honeymoon and Ron, having escaped from his old people's home, has been living it up on the ferry to Amsterdam. Funny and touching simultaneously, Bookends is a perceptive portrait of old age.

 

Cast

Bill Graham Boon
Ron Graham Sawtell

 

 

The Triplets

Written by John Reason and directed by Spencer Clayton.

The triplets are turning 100 years old. They are in the Town hall waiting to be presented to the Queen. While waiting each reacts in their own special way, each very, very different from the other. Are they what they seem? Can you figure it out?

 

Cast

Pauline Corinne Corre
Roberta Francine Ross
Ham Lesley Kennedy
Mayoress Sonja Taylor

 

The Italian Straw Hat

10th July - 16th July 2016

Written by Eugene Labiche and translated by Jean Francois André. Directed by Jennie Mendé

TISH FlyerIt's the happiest day of Fadinard's life. At last he is marrying the girl of his dreams. All of the arrangements are in place and he is returning home for the wedding when everything starts to go wrong. In a series of unfortunate encounters and mistaken identities the day descends into chaos as he is pursued around Paris by the entire wedding party, nervous bride, irate father in law to be and assorted relatives. Eugene Labiche's classic French farce is performed in a new translation by Incognito member Jean-François André.

 

Cast

Fadinard Kayne McCutcheon
Nonancourt Andrew Robinson
Bobin Koray Gokay
Panicard George Bayman
Tardiveau Basil Clarke
Emile / Achille Huw Morgan
Felix / Beaupert Gerry Zierler
Vezinet Graham Boon
Helene Sophia Christafis
Virginie Lande Belo
Clara Maria Casey
Anais Julia Curtis
The Baroness Linda Shannon
Other parts Caroline Freedman
Jackie Robinson
Moira Wallace
Peter Kenyon

 

 

Production Team

Director Jennie Mendé
Assistant Director Mike Nower
Stage Manager Moira Wallace/Lande Belo
Set Design Jennie and Mike Mendé
Sound Design Mike Mendé
Lighting Design Chris Mason
Lighting and Sound Operation Chris Mason and Sonja Taylor
Costumes Jackie Robinson and Jennie Mendé
Flyer and Programme Design David Parsons
Box Office Brian Moran

Lend Me a Tenor

13th March - 19th March 2016

Written by Ken Ludwig directed by Luke Murray

Lend Me a TenorOn a visit to the Cleveland Grand Opera, the great tenor Tito Morelli seems to have died. The venue's assistant manager Max puts on Morelli's Otello costume to fool the audience. Unfortunately Morelli comes to and gets into his other costume ready to perform. Now two Otellos are running around in costume and two women are running around in lingerie, each thinking she is with Morelli. This madcap, screwball comedy left Broadway and West End audiences teary-eyed with laughter.

 

Cast

Max Harry Harding
Maggie Ally Goldberg
Saunders Graham Sawtell
Tito Mirelli Spencer Clayton
Maria Mirelli Lee Panayiotou
Diana Alex Charalambous
Julia Lesley Kennedy
Bellhop Adam Griffin

 

Production Team

Director Luke Murray
Assistant Director Bob Bradick
Production Assistant Jill Lomas
Stage Manager Helen Jones
Set Design David Longstaff
Set Construction John Savage, Moira Wallace, David Longstaff and Chris Mason
Lighting Design Chris Mason
Lighting Operation Omer Warman
Costumes Carol Belsten and Carol McKee

Bronte

15th May - 21st May 2016

Written by Polly Teale directed by Sonja Taylor

Bronte FlyerIn 1845, Branwell Bronte returns home in disgrace, plagued by his addictions. As he descends into alcoholism and insanity, bringing chaos to the household, his sisters write. Polly Teale's extraordinary play evokes the real and imagined worlds of the Brontes, as their fictional characters come to haunt their creators.

 

Cast

Charlotte Bronte Caroline Knell
Emily Bronte Daniela Mansi
Ann Bronte Clare Gaba
Bertha/Cathy Jenna Johnson
Patrick Bronte Andrew Baker
Branwell Bronte Adam Griffin

 

Production Team

Director Sonja Taylor
Stage Manager Brian Moran
Assistant Stage Manager Julie Kevill
Set Design John Savage
Lighting Design Chris Mason
Costumes Carol Belston and Carol McKee

Dial M for Murder

24th January - 30th January 2016

Written by Frederick Knott directed by Spencer Clayton

Dial M for Murder FlyerEx-tennis pro Tony Wendice wants to have his wealthy wife, Sheila, murdered so he can get his hands on her inheritance. When he discovers her affair with Max Halliday, he comes up with the perfect plan to kill her. The carefully-orchestrated set-up goes awry, and Sheila stays alive. Now Wendice must frantically scheme to outwit the police and avoid having his plot detected.

 

Cast

Tony Wendice Luke Murray
Sheila Wendice Alex Charalambous
Max Halliday Andrew Baker
Captain Lesgate Michael Reece
Inspector Hubbard Huw Morgan

 

Production Team

Assistant Director Sonja Taylor
Stage Manager Lande Belo
Set Design Chris Mason
Costumes Jennie Mende
Lighting Chris Mason
Sound Mike Mende
FOH Manager TBA

This Happy Breed

22nd November - 28th November 2015

Written by Noël Coward directed by Graham Sawtell

This Happy Breed FlyerThis moving and humorous play opens as the Gibbons family move into their smart new suburban South London home in 1919. Over the next 20 years, against the background of social change and national upheaval, they celebrate the triumphs and deal with the traumas of ordinary family life. The original 1942 production, directed by and starring its renowned author was a huge hit and was adapted as an equally successful 1944 film.

 

Cast

Mrs FlintMargaret Johnson
EthelCatherine Little
SylviaLesley Kennedy
Frank GibbonsDavid Sellar
Bob MitchellDavid Parsons
RegCem Topal
QueenieDaniela Mansi
ViMary Groom
Sam LeadbitterOmer Warman
Phyllis BlakeCaroline Knell
BillyAdam Griffin

 

Production Team

Stage ManagementLande Belo & Sharon Goojha
Production AssistantJill Lomas
Set DesignJohn Savage & Barbara Wheatley
CostumesCarol Belsten & Carol McKee
Lighting & SoundBill Tolhurst
FOH ManagerTBA
PromptDespina Sellar
Publicity DesignDavid Parsons
Box OfficeBrian Moran

Bedroom Farce

27th November – 3rd December 2016

Written by Alan Ayckbourn and directed by Ruth Nixon.

For details on how to book tickets go to our Box Office page.

Bedroom Farce FlyerTrevor and Susannah, whose marriage is on the rocks, inflict their miseries on their nearest and dearest: three couples whose own relationships are tenuous at best. Taking place sequentially in the three beleaguered couples' bedrooms during one endless Saturday night of co-dependence and dysfunction; beds, tempers, and domestic order are ruffled, leading all the players to a hilariously touching epiphany.

 

Cast

Ernest David Sellar
Delia Despina Sellar
Nick Michael Reece
Jan Clare Janew
Malcolm Andrew Baker
Kate Alex Charalambous
Trevor Luke Murray
Susannah Megan McClimont

 

Production Team

DirectorRuth Nixon
Production AssistantSonja Taylor
Stage ManagerBrian Moran
Assistant Stage ManagerSonja Taylor
Set DesignChris Mason
Decorative DesignBarbsra Wheatley
CostumesJackie Robinson
Lighting DesignChris Mason
Lighting & Sound OperationWilliam Tolhurst
Front of House ManagerMoira Wallace
Publicity DesignDavid Parsons
Box OfficeHuw Morgan

Steel Magnolias

5th July - 11th July 2015

Written by Robert Harling directed by Ruth Nixon

Steel Magnolias FlyerHilarious and touching, this play for six women is set in Truvy’s beauty parlour in Louisiana as M’Lynn, Clairee, Ouiser and Annelle meet with Shelby to prepare for her wedding. Through four scenes spanning three years the staff and customers engage in small-town gossip but we see deep strength and purpose emerge when tragedy strikes.

 

Cast

Truvy Trudi Dane
Annelle Ally Goldberg
Clairee Despina Sellar
Shelby Ani Walker-Nolan
M'Lynn Maria Casey
Ouiser Sonja Taylor

The Killing of Sister George

27th September - 3rd October 2015

Written by Frank Marcus directed by Mike Mendé

The Killing of Sister GeorgeJune plays the popular "Sister George", a character in daily radio soap "Applehurst". Offair June is as boozy and difficult as her alter-ego is sweet and kind, spending most of her time with her much younger lover Alice aka 'Childie'. The ratings for the show are on the slide and killing off a major character would boost the audience. Will "Sister George" be spared the axe? What will it do to June and Childie if she isn't? This dark comedy played to great acclaim in the West End and on Broadway before being adapted to film in 1968.

 

Cast

June Buckridge
(Sister George)
Sara Nower
Alice McNaught
(Childie)
Julia Curtis
Mrs Mercy Moira Wallace
Madame Xenia Lee Panayiotou

The Flint Street Nativity

23rd November - 29th November 2014

Written by Tim Firth directed by Jennie Mende

The Flint Street Nativity FlyerThe seven year olds of Miss Horrocks' class 2H, Flint Street Primary School, hope you will join them at their Nativity Play.

Tim Firth wrote "The Flint Street Nativity" inspired by his experience as a five year old, denied the part of Joseph in his class Nativity play. This meant that he missed the chance of holding the hand of the girl playing Mary who he fancied, but who loved his best friend! Adding the experiences of teacher friends he wrote the TV version of the play.

Now adapted for the stage with the addition of well known carols (though not always the well known lyrics), the play "exposes the snake-pit of paediatric power- politics" in the staging of an infant class Nativity.

This hilarious and touching play is an ideal pre-Christmas treat. And anyway if you don't come Mr. Firth, Miss Horrocks and Mrs Mende will be very upset!

 

Cast

Mary Catherine Little
Gabriel Maria Casey
Shepherd Janet Rees
Angel Hiral Varsani
Wise Gold Mary Groom
Narrator Omer Warman
Innkeeper Philip Vigus
Star/Donkey Spencer Clayton
Herod Geoff Prutton
Wise Frankincense Jean-Francois Andre

The Ladykillers

15th March - 21st March 2015

Written by Graham Linehan directed by Bob Bradick

The Ladykillers FlyerPosing as amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his ruthless gang of criminal misfits rent rooms in the lopsided house of sweet but strict Mrs Wilberforce. The villains plot to involve her, unwittingly, in Marcus’ brilliantly conceived heist job. The police are left stumped but Mrs Wilberforce becomes wise to their ruse and Marcus concludes that there is only one way to keep the old lady quiet. With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, Mrs Wilberforce is alone with five desperate men. But who will be forced to face the music?

 

Cast

Constable Macdonald Mike Clarke
Mrs. Louisa Wilberforce Margaret Johnson
Professor Marcus Huw Morgan
Major Courtney Gerry Zierler
Harry Robinson Luke Murray
One-Round Steve Milligan
Louis Harvey David Sellar
Mrs. Jane Tromleyton Kate Salinger

 

Production Team

Director Bob Bradick
Production assistant Jill Lomas
Set Design Barbara Wheatley
Costume Design Carol Belsten and Carol McKay
Lighting Design Chris Mason
Sound Design Mike Mende
Stage Manager Sharon Goojha
ASM Lesley Kennedy
Lighting and Sound Operator Chris Mason
Box Office Brian Moran

The Sunshine Boys

10th May - 16th May 2015

Written by Neil Simon directed by Luke Murray

The Sunshine Boys FlyerAl and Willy used to be "Lewis and Clark", topbilled vaudevillians for over forty years. Now they aren’t even speaking. When a U.S. TV network requests them to appear on a “History of Comedy” retrospective, a grudging reunion brings the two back together, along with a flood of memories, miseries and laughs.

 

Cast

Willy Graham Sawtell
Al Alan Jobson
Ben Michael Reece
Eddie Adam Griffin
Television Nurse Daniela Mansi
Registered Nurse Lande Belo
Patient Geoff Prutton

 

Production Team

DirectorLuke Murray
Assistant DirectorAlly Goldberg
Set DesignJohn Savage and Julie Kevill
Costume DesignJennie Mende
Lighting DesignChris Mason
Stage ManagerJill Lomas
Assistant Stage ManagerBob Bradick
Lighting and Sound OperatorChris Mason
Box OfficeGraham Sawtell

Six Characters In Search Of An Author

28th September - 4th October 2014

Written by Luigi Pirandello adapted and directed by Andrew Robinson

For details on how to book tickets go to our Box Office page.

Six Characters in Search of an Author FlyerA rehearsing theatre company is interrupted by six strange figures who claim to be ‘characters’ abandoned by their author before their traumatic story was told. They persuade the director to allow them to act out their story. The result moves from comedy through melodrama to a shattering climax that questions the difference between illusion and reality.

One of the most extraordinary plays of the early 20th century has now been updated to the 21st century and set specifically in our theatre!

 

Cast

Christian Bloch
Su Vigus
Tal Geron
Clair Chaventré
Emmanuel Kynn
Maria Nett
Chris Kyriacou
Diane Lefley
Trudi Dane
Peter Kenyon
Alan Jobson
Shane McEachern
Sharon Reddell
Linda Gaskell
Bill Tolhurst
Kate Salinger

Raving

25th January - 31st January 2015

Written by Simon Paisley Day directed by Spencer Clayton

The Raving FlyerBriony and Keith are not finding parenthood easy so their friends, the delightful Ross and Rosy, engineer a relaxing weekend away in Wales: intelligent adult company, good food and drink, complete rest – and absolutely no children.

But making up the numbers by inviting the unpredictable Charles and Serena doesn’t make things restful. Add an uninvited anarchic adolescent and a fanatical farmer and Briony and Keith’s idyllic weekend erupts into total chaos.

 

Cast

BRIONY Megan McClimont
KEITH Adam Griffin
SERENA Catherine Little
CHARLES Michael Reece
ROSS Luke Murray
ROSY Julianne Mullen
TABBY Ally Goldberg
MR. MORGAN Graham Sawtell

The Picture of Dorian Gray

11th May - 17th May 2014

Written by John Osborne and directed by Spencer Clayton

Sunday performance starts at 6pm, Saturday matinée performance starts at 3pm and all other performances start at the slightly earlier time of 7:45pm.

The Picture of Dorian Gray FlyerAdapted from the novel by Oscar Wilde. A brilliant dramatization of Wilde's classic novel about a young man who, magically, retains his youth and beauty while the decay of advancing years and moral corruption appears on a portrait painted by one of his lovers.

 

Cast

Dorian Gray – Adam Griffin
Lord Henry – Luke Murray
Basil Hallward – Michael Reece
Sybil Vane –Zara Kauffer
Mrs Vane – Kathleen Ryan
James Vane – Chris Kyriacou/Denzel Westley-Sanderson
Lord Fermor – Graham Boon
Lady Agatha – Clair Chauventre
Duchess of Harley – Julia Curtis
Duchess of Monmouth – Linda Gaskell
Miss Frances – Caroline Freedman
Mrs. Bailey – Maria Casey
Hubbard/ Constable – Graham Sawtell
Alan Campbell – David Parsons
Mr. Erskine – Andrew Robinson
Sir Thomas Burdon – Alan Jobson

And Then There Were None

6th July - 12th July 2014

Written by Agatha Christie directed by Luke Murray

And Then There Were None FlyerTen guilty strangers are trapped on an island. One by one they are accused of murder; one by one they start to die. In this superlative mystery comedy statuettes of little soldier boys on the mantel of a house on an island off the coast of Devon fall to the floor and break one by one as those in the house succumb to a diabolical avenger. A nursery rhyme tells how each of the ten “soldiers” met his death until there were none. Eight guests who have never met each other or their apparently absent host and hostess are lured to the island and, along with the two house servants, marooned. A mysterious voice accuses each of having got away with murder and then one drops dead - poisoned. One down and nine to go!

 

Cast

Naracot / Gramophone Voice - Adam Griffin
Mrs Rogers - Zara Kauffer
Rogers - Michael Reece
Lombard - David Parsons
Vera - Ani Walker-Nolan
Marston - Harry Harding
McKenzie - Bob Bradick
Armstrong - Huw Morgan
Blore - Spencer Clayton
Emily - Maria Casey
Wargrave - Brian Davies

The Coarse Acting Show

24th November - 30th November 2013

For details on how to book tickets go to our Box Office page.

Written by Michael Green and directed (from time to time) by John Savage

The Coarse Acting Show FlyerMichael Green wrote his iconic book The Art of Coarse Acting as long ago as 1964 and, in our 75th year, the Incognito Theatre presents just four of his comic masterpieces.

'Trapped' a murder mystery which stretches the skills of our set builders to the limit.' The Cherry Sisters' in which flooding becomes a real possibility in this building that was once a mineral water bottling factory. The Interval when you'll be glad to escape to our new foyer. 'A Collier's Tuesday Tea', an irreverent glance at D H Lawrence in which the tea table totally upstages a cast of Incognito's finest. And finally, as midnight approaches, 'Cinderella' played by a cast who were all the right ages ...... once upon a time!

You have been warned! If you want to enjoy Christmas ..... make sure you see this show in November!

 

Cast

(in no particular order of coarseness)
Linda Shannon
Clair Chaventre
Andrew Robinson
Margaret Johnson
Julia Curtis
Jennie Mende
Moira Wallace
Lesley Kennedy
Graham Sawtell
Trudi Dane
Maria Casey
Brian Davies
Catherine Little
Sinead Hughes
Caroline Freedman
Daniela Quaglia
Janet Rhys

The Cemetery Club

16th March - 22nd March 2014

Written by Ivan Menchell directed by Ruth Nixon

The Cemetery Club FlyerEvery month, three New York widows meet for tea before visiting their husband’s graves. Sam, the butcher, happens to meet them at the cemetery when visiting his wife’s grave, and all of a sudden their lives are changed forever. First produced in 1987 and written by a native New Yorker, the play is warm, funny, wise, touching, witty and often hilarious.

 

Cast

Ida - Catherine Little
Lucille - Lesley Kennedy
Doris - Moira Wallace
Sam - Bob Bradick
Mildred - Sonja Taylor

Teechers

29th September - 5th October 2013

Written by John Godber and directed by Sonja Taylor

Teechers FlyerFast-moving, inventive and highly entertaining, Teechers vigorously evokes life at a modern comprehensive, using the format of an end-of-term play to sketch a drama teacher's progress through two terms of recalcitrant classes, cynical colleagues and obstructive caretakers until he departs for the safer waters of a private school. The play runs the gamut of emotions, climaxing with the final scene which gives a poignant edge to the comedy.

 

Cast

Salty - Adam Griffin
Gail - Ani Walker-Nolan
Hobby - Turea Blyth

Yelena

26th January - 1st February 2014

Written by Reza de Wet and directed by Brian Davies

Yelena FlyerA response to Chekhov's Uncle Vanya that emulates his style, form and content, this unique play revisits the characters eight years later. It focuses on the destructive effects that love can have on a small group of people connected by marriage and blood. This work is by one of South Africa's most esteemed playwrights, a winner of the prestigious Herzog Prize and many other awards for her contributions to Afrikaans literature.

 

Cast

Michael Astrov - David Parsons
Sonya Alexandrevna - Alex Charalambous
Yelena Andreyevna - Megan McClimont
Ivan Petrovitch - Spencer Clayton
Ilya Telegin - Brian Moran

Arsenic and Old Lace

7th July - 13th July 2013

Written by Joseph Kesselring and directed by Mike Mendé.

Arsenic and Old Lace FlyerArsenic and Old Lace is a farcical black comedy revolving around Mortimer Brewster, a drama critic who must deal with his crazy, homicidal family and local police in Brooklyn, NY, as he debates whether to go through with his recent promise to marry the woman he loves. His family includes two spinster aunts who have taken to murdering lonely old men by poisoning them with a glass of home-made elderberry wine laced with arsenic, strychnine, and "just a pinch" of cyanide; a brother who believes he is Teddy Roosevelt and digs locks for the Panama Canal in the cellar of the Brewster home (which then serve as graves for the aunts' victims); and a murderous brother who has received plastic surgery performed by an alcoholic accomplice, Dr. Einstein, to conceal his identity and now looks like horror-film actor Boris Karloff.

 

Cast

Abby Brewster - Linda Josephs
Martha Brewster - Liz Kogan
Mortimer Brewster - Simon Casey
Teddy Brewster - Andrew Robinson
Jonathan Brewster - Huw Morgan
Dr. Einstein - Spencer Clayton
Elaine Harper - Ani Walker-Nolan
Officer O'Hara - Steve Milligan
Officer Brophy - Luke Murray
Officer Klein - Michael Reece
Lieutenant Rooney - Chris Kyriacou
The Rev. Dr. Harper - Graham Boon
Mr. Gibbs - Alan Jobson
Mr. Witherspoon - Tony Bilbow

Play It Again Sam

17th March - 23rd March 2013

Written by Woody Allen and directed by Spencer Clayton

Play It Again Sam FlyerAllan Felix loves being married! So does his wife, but unfortunately not to Allan. Dick wants to help his newly divorced and desperate best friend but is currently fending off his fourth bankruptcy, so implores his wife Linda to re-launch Allan onto New York's single scene and bring him up to date with the rules of the dating game.

However, a series of disastrous dates looking for "The One" leads Allan to realise that she has been in front of him the whole time. Unfortunately she is already "The One" to another man... Dick.

When this love triangle comes crashing together it's going to be 'Casablanca' for someone. A hilarious comedy from the master of wit who wrote Manhattan and Annie Hall.

 

Cast

Allan Felix - Luke Murray
Nancy - Jenna Johnson
Bogey - David Parsons
Dick Christie - Harry Harding
Linda Christie - Alex Charalambous
Dream Sharon / Actual Sharon - Ani Walker-Nolan
Gina / Vanessa / Go-Go Girl / Intellectual Girl / Barbara - Megan McClimont

84 Charing Cross Road

12th May - 18th May 2013

Written by Helene Hanff, adapted for the stage by James Roose-Evans and directed by Ruth Nixon.

84 Charing Cross Road Flyer84 Charing Cross Road is about the twenty-year correspondence between Helene Hanff and Frank Doel, chief buyer of Marks & Co, antiquarian booksellers located at the eponymous address in London, England.
Hanff, in search of obscure classics and British literature titles she had been unable to find in New York City, noticed an ad in the Saturday Review of Literature and first contacted the shop in 1949, and it fell to Doel to fulfill her requests. In time, a long-distance friendship evolved, not only between the two, but between Hanff and other staff members as well, with an exchange of Christmas packages, birthday gifts, and food parcels to compensate for post-World War II food shortages in Britain. Their letters included discussions about topics as diverse as the sermons of John Donne, how to make Yorkshire Pudding, the Brooklyn Dodgers, and the coronation of Elizabeth II.

 

Cast

Helene Hanff - Moira Wallace
Frank Doel - Huw Morgan
Cecily Farr - Joanna Nevin
Megan Wells - Ani Walker-Nolan
Mr. Martin - Brian Moran
William [Bill] Humphries - Michael Reece
Maxine Stuart & Joan Todd - Catherine Little

When We Are Married

27th January - 2nd February 2013

Written by J.B. Priestley and directed by Bob Bradick.

When We Are Married FlyerThis timeless traditional comedy about class and hypocrisy presents three well-to-do West Yorkshire couples - married on the same day, at the same church, and by the same vicar, who join to celebrate 25 years of matrimony.  Disaster strikes with the revelation that the vicar who married them wasn’t actually licensed – these pillars of the community aren’t respectably married after all!  Home truths fly like confetti, and uninvited guests start to call. With a photographer from the local paper due to arrive, a missing housekeeper and a doorbell that won’t stop ringing, can the couples keep their embarrassing secret?

 

Cast

Ruby Birtle - Ani Walker-Nolan
Gerald Forbes - Luke Murray
Nancy Holmes - Julia Curtis
Joseph Helliwell - Gerry Zierler
Maria Helliwell - Margaret Johnson
Albert Parker - Stephen Milligan
Annie Parker - Lesley Kennedy
Herbert Soppitt - Graham Sawtell
Clara Soppitt - Moira Wallace
Mrs. Northrop - Linda Shannon
Fred Dyson - David Parsons
Henry Ormonroyd - Mike Clarke
Lottie Grady - Clair Chaventre
Rev. Clement Mercer - Brian Moran

A Doll's House

25th November - 1st December 2012

Written by Henrik Ibsen and directed by Brian Davies.

A Doll's House FlyerNora, delicate and over-protected wife of Torvald Helmer, has secretly borrowed money for her husband’s recuperation by forgery. Krogstad, her creditor, has discovered fraud and threatens to expose her in order to ruin Torvald. When Torvald finally finds out, Nora is appalled that he would protect his own reputation rather than support hers.

When A Doll's House was first published in Norway in 1879 it sent shock waves throughout Europe. Here was a playwright who drew his audience into complex, intimate secrets of bourgeois family life hitherto unexplored, in a sub-text seething with innuendo and menace.

This version, though updated by Stuart Adamson to the 1950s, keeps all of the subtle drama of the original.

Note Saturday Matinee at 3pm!

 

Cast

Nora - Joanna Nevin
Anne-Marie - Linda Shannon
Torvald - Huw Morgan
Kristine - Maria Casey
Dr. Rank - Omer Warman
Krogstad - Laurence Summers

How the Other Half Loves

30th September - 6th October 2012

Written by Alan Ayckbourn and directed by Jennie Mendé.

Flyer for How the Other Half LovesThree couples, two houses and one furtive affair share the stage in this dazzlingly funny comedy classic!  The mix-up begins when two married people who are having an affair with each other need to invent a quick alibi to cover up a late-night out together. The alibi goes wrong and a third, innocent couple become increasingly involved as one of the adulterers’ well-meaning but oblivious spouses causes chaos. The play was originally produced in 1969 at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough and transferred to the West End in 1970.

Note Saturday Matinee at 3pm!

Cast: Liz Kogan, Graham Boon, Catherine Little, Douglas Hopping, Amanda Nash and Simon Casey.

Rope

8th July - 14th July 2012

Written by Patrick Hamilton and directed by Spencer Clayton.

Flyer for RopeWyndham Brandon and Charles Granillo commit a murder, simply to prove that they are clever enough to get away with it. But a simple murder is not challenge enough for Brandon. They place the corpse in a large chest around which, later that evening, the victim’s family and friends will gather for a dinner party. Will any of their guests guess the cruel game that is being played and discover the gruesome secret in their midst? This suspenseful psychological thriller by the author of Gaslight is one of the most celebrated crime dramas of the 20th century (and filmed by Hitchcock with James Stewart in 1948).

Cast: Harry Harding, Adam Griffin, Jean Francois André, Luke Murray, Alex Charalambous, Bob Bradick, Jennie Mendé and David Parsons.

Terra Nova

13th May - 19th May 2012

Written by Ted Tally and directed by Robin Dunn.

Terra Nova Flyer

Marking the 100th anniversary year of Robert Falcon Scott’s fateful Terra Nova expedition to the South Pole, this play tells the story of his journey, and his relationships with his team Wilson, Bowers, Oates and Evans, his wife Kathleen, and his rival Amundsen.  Relating with chilling intensity the awesome bravery of men who must accept that suffering and death will be the only reward for their heroism, the play vividly illustrates the best and worst in our natures.  Ted Tally’s theatrical tour de force captures the epic sweep of times and personalities when the last places on earth had yet to be conquered by man.

Terra Nova is Incognito’s entry for this year’s Barnet and District Drama Festival.

Cast: David Parsons, Huw Morgan, Catherine Little, Geoff Prutton, Doug Hopping, Matthew Phelan and Peter Kenyon.

Stags and Hens

Sunday 18th March - Saturday 24th March 2012

Wriitten by Willy Russell and directed by Sonja Taylor.

A boozy adult comedy of wedding-eve nerves, set in the loos of a tacky Liverpool club where Dave and Linda, unbeknownst to each other, are holding their respective stag and hen parties. This sharply observed play turns into a bleakly funny and perceptive study of apathy and low expectation. As Dave, legless on a mix of drinks spends his night with his head in the pan, his mates party on in a mix of fear, lust and bravado and Linda runs into her old flame Peter - now a successful musician.  Will Linda escape to a bright new future or will her encounter just prepare her for drudgery yet to come? - all is explored in this wickedly cynical comedy. Contains strong language.

Cast : Alex Charalambous, Megan McLimont, Clare Gaba, Jenna Johnson, Lauryn Duguid, Adam Griffin, Richard Bennet, Harry Harding, Brendan Ryan, Ciaran Ward and TJ Brett.

Playbill

22nd January - 28th January 2012

Written by Terrence Rattigan and directed by  Mike and Jennie Mendé.

To celebrate Terrence Rattigan's Centenary and the revival of interest in his work, we present two one act plays which were written in 1948 to be performed as a double bill.

The more familiar drama The Browning Version is set in a minor Public School, where an apparently failed school master receives an unexpected gift.

The contrasting comedy, Harlequinade revolves around the dress rehearsal of a touring production of “Romeo and Juliet” where the somewhat overage “Romeo” receives an unpleasant surprise!

Cast : Tony Bilbow, Moira Wallace, Jean Francois Andre, Julia Curtis, David Parsons, Graham Boon, Andrew Robinson, Catherine Little, Linda Shannon, Brian Moran, Margaret Johnson, Clair Chaventre, Mike Clarke, Joe Bilbow, Amanda-Jayne Forward, Edward Harris and Douglas Hopping.

Plaza Suite

20th November - 26th November 2011

Written by Neil Simon and directed by Ruth Nixon.

This comedy is in three acts, all set in suite 719 of New York’s Plaza Hotel in the 1960s. First, Karen is trying to recreate the honeymoon spent in the hotel many years before, but is Sam, her husband, having an affair? The second act involves a movie producer and his old flame, a suburban housewife, and his attempts to seduce her. The last act revolves around the wedding day of Roy & Norma Hubley’s daughter, with hilarious results. A film adaptation was made in 1971 starring Walter Matthau in all three scenes. 

Cast : Moira Wallace, Huw Morgan, Lesley Kennedy, Bob Bradick, Sonja Taylor, Graham Sawtell, Richard Bennett, Anthony Bailly and Sophie Gorell-Barnes.

 

Just Between Ourselves

25th September - 1st October 2011

Written by Alan Ayckborn and directed by David Longstaff.

One of Alan Ayckbourn’s most popular plays, Just Between Ourselves is a bittersweet comedy about love, marriage and relationships.  Dennis hopes to sell his car; and thinks he’s found a buyer when the hapless Neil turns up seeking a birthday present for his wife.  Negotiations don’t quite go according to plan - and the events, by turns hilarious and harrowing, which take place in Dennis’ garage on a series of birthdays over the next year, will change their lives.

Cast : Jennie Mende, Graham Boon, Maria Casey, Dexter Hanoomansingh and Trudi Dane.

 

The Victorian Job

10th July 2011 - 16th July 2011

Written by Tony Bilbow and Mike Fentiman and directed by Andrew Robinson.

Once again Incognito’s comedic couple, Tony Bilbow and Mike Fentiman, present a gallimauphery of gags, a juggernaut of jokes, a hypocaust of hilarity, a palpable panjandrum of puns and a cornucopia of corny cracks.  The Victorian Job is based on years of research into the secret history of the Royal Family and lays bare (ooooh!) a fun-omenal farrago of fuliginous facts featuring famous figures of the final five years of the fin de siecle.  Get your tickets now for this egregious exposé of the disreputable activities of the great and the good before one of them slaps a super-injunction on it.

Cast : Steve Milligan, David Parsons, Mike Mende, Bob Bradick, Lisa Burns, Catherine Little, Alison Liney, Chris Kyriacou, Claire Chaventre, Mike Clarke and Julia Curtis.

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