Dead of Night

Dead of Night - Rotherham Rep play

Dead of Night

Date: Tuesday 11 – Friday 14 September 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Rotherham Rep
Price: Full £9, Concessions £8
Season bookers – All 4 plays = £30, 3 for plays = £24

Jack, an antiques dealer, shoots and kills a burglar. He is tried for manslaughter. However, he is acquitted and on his return home regales his girlfriend Maggie and their neighbours with a disparaging account of the trial.

According to the evidence (most of it Jack’s), the victim, Philip Mercer, had broken in late at night, and, on being confronted by Jack, produced a gun that Jack got hold of during the ensuing struggle and then used to kill Mercer.

A clear case of self-defence, or was it something a little more sinister?


Salt of the Earth

Salt of the Earth, play by John Godber

Salt of the Earth

Date: Tuesday 9 – Saturday 13 October
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Phoenix Players
Price:£9.50

This warm and affectionate comedy spans three generations of decent honest working class folk from a Yorkshire mining town, making the best of what they have and the most of every opportunity they are given.

Beginning in 1947, during post-war austerity and culminating amid the 1980’s Miners’ strike. This compelling and funny saga vividly captures the ambitions, joys and heartaches of the Parker sisters, Annie and May, whose hopes centre on May’s son, Paul and his academic success!

Nosey neighbours, hapless best friends and a good deal of Yorkshire grit make for a great night out with one of Godber’s most honest comedies.


The Devils Bride

The Devil’s Bride

Date: Sunday 21 October 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Rumpus Theatre Company
Price: Full £15 Concessions £13

Based on the chilling story by classic Victorian Gothic horror author Sheridan Le Fanu.

Aspiring 17th Century painter Godfried Schalken seeks an apprenticeship with famous artist Gerard Douw, and falls in love with Douw’s niece Rose. But Douw achieved his fame by making a pact with the Devil, and when Gerard attempts to wed Rose, his evil rival returns to claim his wicked prize.

Last Autumn’s production of “THE RED ROOM” was “captivating” (British Theatre Guide) and recommended “to anyone who enjoys sitting on the edge of their seat” (whatsgoodtodo.co.uk). While “CAPTAIN MURDERER” the production before was “the most entertaining horror to hit the stage for some time delightfully despicable and fantastic run” (remotegoat.co.uk)

This Autumn’s production “THE DEVIL’S BRIDE” is the perfect Gothic Horror treat as evenings draw in!


The 39 Steps

The 39 Steps

Date: Tuesday 20 – Friday 23 November 2018
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Rotherham Rep
Price: Full £9, Concessions £8.

By Patrick Barlow

Based on John Buchan’s classic novel and Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps, this hilarious comedy stars a minimal number of actors who play 139 roles in 100 minutes of fast-paced fun. Nothing has been cut from this hilarious and spectacular version of Britain’s most spell-binding thriller.

The 39 Steps has legendary scenes including the chase on the Flying Scotsman, the escape on the Forth Bridge, the first theatrical bi-plane crash ever staged and the death-defying (or nearly!) Finale at the London Palladium!

Season bookers – All four plays = £30, three plays = £24


Yes, Prime Minister

Yes, Prime Minister

Date: Tuesday 5 – Friday 8 March 2019
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Rotherham Rep
Price: Full £9, Concessions £8.

By Anthony Jay & Jonathan Lynn

The UK is in crisis: debt is spiraling, unemployment rising and the fragile coalition cabinet, led by Prime Minister Jim Hacker, is at breaking point. But salvation may exist in the form of a complex pipeline deal with the oil-rich country of Kumranistan.

However, when the Kumranistan Foreign Secretary makes a shocking request of Jim’s Private Secretary, moral considerations collide with the economic future of the nation.

How will Jim and his team reconcile the two?

From the writers of the original television series Yes, Prime Minister, comes this equally sharply satirical stage version.

Season bookers – All four plays = £30, three plays = £24


Happy Families

Happy Families

Date: Tuesday 11 – Friday 14 June 2019
Location: Civic Theatre
Time: 7.30pm
Produced by: Rotherham Rep
Price: Full £9, Concessions £8.

By John Godber

On his graduation day in 1978, John looks back over his early teenage years with warmth remembering the joys, tensions and sorrows of family life in West Yorkshire with his parents Vic and Dot, his grandparents and aunties.

John, now older and educated, finds himself alienated from his working-class family who cannot understand his theatrical aspirations.

An affectionate look at an ordinary family struggling with change described by John Godber as ‘humour with a touch of sadness’.

Season bookers – All four plays = £30, three plays = £24