The Criterion Theatre

Events

Friday Night Social Event - Das Oscars 2018
In the Bar and Foyer
20th April from 20:30 to 23:00
In the Auditorium and Bar
22nd April from 14:30 to 17:00
In the Bar
22nd April from 19:30 to 22:00
In the Bar
5th May from 10:30 to 12:00
In the Bar and Foyer
7th May from 11:00 to 16:00
In the Auditorium and Bar
13th May from 14:30 to 17:30
In the Auditorium and Bar
16th May from 20:00 to 21:00
In the Bar
2nd June from 10:30 to 12:00
In the Bar
8th June from 20:30 to 23:00
In the Bar
13th June from 20:00 to 21:00
Members - The AGM of the Company
In the Auditorium
6th June from 19:30 to 21:00

News

Jumpy

The hit comedy of mid-life crisis, teenage rebellion and a mother-daughter relationship in meltdown …

May 5th to 12th 2018

A play by April de Angelis

Once an active feminist, Hilary now finds herself in her fifties and undergoing a mid-life crisis as she seems to spend all her emotional energy trying to get her teenage daughter to  focus on her studies and take responsibility for her actions. Tilly’s discovery of sexuality forces Hilary to confront her own hang ups.

A play which reflects the problems and see-sawing emotions of a group of adults and their teenage offspring. It is both bittersweet and laugh out loud. The adults behave as outrageously as the teenagers and it should strike a chord with many in the audience!

Press Comment

“It’s funny, deliciously rude and at times piercingly moving ... and will make any parent with a teenager in the family laugh with recognition, wince with horror and, if you are as soft as I am, cry a little too ... But though the laughs keep coming, the play movingly captures the inequality of love between parents and their children, and there is no mistaking the emotional truth of the writing.” Charles Spencer, The Telegraph

“How often do you get a West End play that's intelligent, funny and puts contemporary mid-life women centre stage?” Lyn Gardner , The Guardian.

“April De Angelis’s West End hit comedy of mid-life crisis, teenage rebellion and a mother-daughter relationship in meltdown … It’s a play that is overtly, vitally feminist, not because it makes bold claims to be so, but simply because these women are focused on and allowed to speak and develop at the heart of the play.”  David Pollock, The Independent  



Coming Soon

Terence Rattigan
Main House
Jun 30th to Jul 7th
Moira Buffini
Main House
Sep 1st to 8th
Mark Rylance
Main House
Oct 13th to 20th
by Alan Bennett ( adapted from the novel by Kenneth Grahame )
Main House
Dec 1st to 8th
By Florian Zeller & Christopher Hampton
Main House
Mar 16th to 23rd

Just Finished

Jessica Swale with music by Nigel Hess
Main House
Mar 17th to 24th