The Criterion Theatre

Events

Book Launch - Talk and presentation - Criterion member Christine Ingall launches her book 'Solo Success - You can do it on your own'
In the Bar
28th September from 19:00 to 21:30
In the Bar
1st October from 19:00 to 22:00
In the Bar
4th October from 20:00 to 21:00
In the Auditorium and Bar
5th October from 19:00 to 22:00
In the Bar
7th October from 10:30 to 12:00
In the Bar
15th October from 19:30 to 22:00
Audition - 'True as Coventry Blue' - new radio drama by Diana Dodd & Jo Roberts. More details will be announced shortly.
In the Auditorium and Bar
29th October from 14:00 to 17:00
Open Reading - A reading of a new radio drama 'True as Coventry Blue' by Diana Dodd & Jo Roberts. More details to be announced shortly.
In the Bar
31st October from 07:00 to 22:00
In the Bar
4th November from 10:30 to 12:00
In the Auditorium and Bar
12th November from 15:00 to 18:00
In the Auditorium and Bar
19th November from 15:00 to 18:00
In the Bar
22nd November from 20:00 to 21:00

News

Picnic at Hanging Rock

'A SHOW WITH VOLCANIC POWER' - The Guardian

Oct 14th to 21st 2017

A play by Tom Wright

Valentine's Day.  1900.  A group of teenage boarding school girls visit the "Hanging Rock" for a picnic.

In baking outback heat (and in defiance of warnings from their headmistress) four of the group break free to climb the rock face.  Not all of them return.

This is the chilling premise of Joan Lindsay's classic Australian mystery novel, turned into a cult film by Peter Weir in 1975.  Tom Wright's brilliant 2016 stage adaptation tells the terrifying story with just five actors.  We see them first as modern girls in a private school.  But, as the girls delve deeper into the battle between humanity and the natural world, they bring all the story's characters to startling life.

The result?  A visceral telling of the classic mystery story: and a thrilling evening of fast-paced, high-voltage theatre.

“A show with volcanic power . . .  This retelling of the Joan Lindsay cult classic proves the book’s theme remains relevant – and will terrify the pants off you” - The Guardian

"Emotion, violence and meaning bubble up like magma . . .  an evocative adaptation that finds horror not in nature, but in the civilising class".  -  The Stage

 

If you would like more information about this production please contact the director via lucyhayton@hotmail.com

Coming Soon

Howard E. Koch (adapted from the novel by H.G. Wells)
Studio in the Auditorium
Oct 27th to 28th
David Wood
Main House
Dec 2nd to 9th
Nick Payne
Studio in the Auditorium
Feb 14th to 17th
Jessica Swale
Main House
Mar 17th to 24th
April de Angelis
Main House
May 5th to 12th

Just Finished

Keith Huff
Main House
Sep 2nd to 9th