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7th September from 10:30 to 12:00
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12th September from 19:30 to 22:00
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15th September from 14:00 to 16:00
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17th September from 19:30 to 21:00
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19th September from 19:30 to 22:00
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2nd October from 20:00 to 21:00
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5th October from 10:30 to 12:00

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Aug 31st to Sep 7th 2019

A play by Tom Basden

Flight BA043 has crashed on an island. Stranded, four survivors wait. Gus, Marie and Ian are colleagues who were on their way to a conference, whilst the other is a lone teenage girl, Erin. Surely somebody will find them. Planes don't just disappear, do they? After trying to send out a Mayday message through the radio, they are stunned to discover that a nuclear catastrophe has wiped out the entire civilised world. So, if no one's coming... what do they do now?

Tom Basden's play Holes is an apocalyptic comedy in which four survivors of a plane crash realise they may be all that's left of the human race. It's absurd, hilarious and fast-paced. The playwright is one of the sharpest observers of politics and society around and is responsible for some of British TV’s most acclaimed recent comedies including ‘Peep Show’, ‘Fresh Meat’, ‘Plebs’ and ‘The Wrong Mans’.

It is directed by Anne-marie Greene (Mindgame, Let the Right One In, I Am Shakespeare).


Press Comment

'Lost ‘ meets ‘Lord of the Flies’ ... quick, sarcastic and agreeably grisly'.  The Times

‘ . . . fast-paced and relentlessly funny'. A Younger Theatre



Coming Soon

E. Nesbit adapted for the stage by Mike Kenny
Main House
Oct 12th to 19th
Joe Landry
Main House
Nov 30th to Dec 7th
Peter Quilter
Main House
Jan 25th to Feb 1st
Martin McDonagh
Studio in the Auditorium
Feb 19th to 22nd
Abi Morgan
Main House
Mar 14th to 21st

Just Finished

William Shakespeare
Main House
May 11th to 18th