This Season

Wife after Death

By Eric Chappell

"... a terrific evening of love and laughter" ~ The British Theatre Guide

Tuesday 24th September – 28th September 2019
Including Saturday Matinee

Box Office: 01543 412 121 or visit: www.lichfieldgarrick.com

Synopsis:

Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died, and on the day of his funeral, friends and colleagues gather beside his coffin to pay their last respects. There's Harvey, who wrote Dave's material; Vi, Harvey's wife; Kevin, Dave's agent, and Kevin's wife Jane. Dave's glamorous widow Laura has arranged a funeral to remember, complete with a horse-drawn hearse and an attendant dog. An unfamiliar woman in flamboyant mourning clothes turns out to be Kay, Dave's ex-wife from before he was famous, and a series of revelations end with Kevin throwing a drink into the coffin and all the guests asking themselves if they ever knew the "real" Dave.

House Guest

By Francis Dubridge

" This is exactly what fans of thrillers come for – the plot twists and turns, mysterious strangers arrive, there’s skullduggery, suspense, drama – not to be missed”

Tuesday 28th January 2020 1st February 2020
Including Saturday Matinee

Box Office: 01543 412 121 or visit: www.lichfieldgarrick.com

Synopsis:

Robert and Stella are horrified to learn that their young son has been kidnapped – not for ransom, as they are informed by the crook who visits them, but to force them to allow him to remain in their house for forty-eight hours.  Later on two other men, supposedly police officers, arrive and reveal that one of the kidnappers has been murdered and Robert is suspected.  Soon, however, it is clear that these two men are far from what they seem:  after the on stage murder of the first crook they themselves demand to be treated as house guests.  From then on twist follows twist until the highly exciting and ingenious denouement.



Female Transport

Lichfield Players - Female TransportBy Steve Gooch

"Relationships between the prisoners’ and captors ebb and flow.  Efforts to retain their dignity; fighting spirit with dark humour displayed by the prisoners is a real highlight of the piece, not to be missed.”

Tuesday 19th – 23rd May 2020 Including
Saturday Matinee

Box Office: 01543 412 121 or visit: www.lichfieldgarrick.com

Synopsis:

This stark, hard hitting drama is an account of the political education of six women convicted of petty crimes in 19th century London and sentenced to be transported to a life of hard labour in Britain's overseas penal colony (present day Australia). During the six month voyage they are kept in a cramped cell below deck where they learn certain truths about society. Foremost among these is they have been condemned due to the bias of a male dominated class system, represented in the play by the crew of the prison ship. Their consciousness raising is powerfully and sympathetically portrayed; at the end of their journey they have grown into a unified bunch of hardened fighters.



Quartet

By Ronald Harwood

"This play will make you feel - happy, sad, compassionate, thoughtful - but ends with the uplifting realisation that the body might be fading, but the spirit never dies..”

Tuesday 14th – 18th July 2020
Including Saturday Matinee

Box Office: 01543 412 121 or visit: www.lichfieldgarrick.com

Synopsis:

Cecily, Reggie and Wilfred reside in a home for retired opera singers in Kent, England. Each year, on the tenth of October, there is a concert to celebrate Verdi's birthday. Jean, who used to be married to Reggie, arrives at the home and disrupts their equilibrium. She still acts like a diva and refuses to sing. But the show must go on in this poignant yet funny play.