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 Dream Collector

Thursday 18th & Friday 19th January,  7.45pm

Tickets £6

A group of seven children set off on an overnight trip to the remote mansion of an early black-and-white movie pioneer: Charles Somna, the famed inventor of the Somnagraph.  Charles, however, is nowhere to be seen…  Left alone to explore, the children discover a disused cinema complete with a working Somnagraph.  They settle in for a night at the movies but no one is prepared for what appears on the screen.  What on earth is the machine?  What are these voices in their head, and why do they sound so real?  And will they ever be allowed to leave the cinema?  Performed by an all-female cast from Sanderson, this is a 21st century play about the oldest storyteller in the world: our subconscious.


 (Pre) – University Challenge

Saturday 20th January, 7.45pm

Tickets £9, conc. £7 Fingers on Buzzers, Please!

Oundle School House Teams seek to prove their intellectual credentials in a one night play-off competition, strongly influenced by the BBC’s much-loved perennial quiz show.   Featuring local author Adam Begley (pictured) as the Question Master, live music, stimulating questions, plus a sale of delicious interval refreshments (thanks to our local supporters: Belvoir Fruit Farms & Hambleton Bakery), this is an evening which will sell out quickly: book now!  All profits go to EducAid Sierra Leone (Charity No.1163161).


Frankie Vah

Thursday 25th January, 7.45pm

Tickets £12, conc. £10

We all want something to believe in.  It’s 1987 and Frankie Vah gorges on love, radical politics, and indie stardom.  But can he keep it
all down?  Following the multi-award-winning What I Learned From Johnny Bevan, Luke Wright’s second verse play deals with love, loss, and belief, against a backdrop of skuzzy indie venues and 80s politics. Expect frenetic guitars, visceral verse and a Morrissey-sized measure of heartache.  Written and performed in deft verse by Fringe First & Stage Award for Acting Excellence winner, Luke Wright.  Age recommendation 15+.

Vinegar Tom

Thursday 8th through  Saturday 10th February, 7.45pm -

Tickets £6

Vinegar Tom is a play about witchcraft in a rural seventeenth century community.  It is also a play about oppression and rumour.  Caryl Churchill explores situations where the label of “witch” is applied to those who do not conform, who do not fit in to the neat little boxes that society has prepared for them.  Whether driven by misfortune or by the desire for their own salvation, a cry of “witch” is a cureall and an excuse-all for every ill which befalls decent, every-day, “normal”
people.  Once an accusation has been made, however, it cannot be unmade and it becomes the task of the Witchfinder not so much to seek truth, but to justify the lies of others.  The search for our own salvation appears to be at the cost of those who are least able to defend themselves.


Chip Shop Chips

Tuesday 27th &  Wednesday 28th February, 7pm

Tickets £17, conc. £15, includes fish & chips or vegetarian option

It’s the grand reopening of Booth and Son’s Fish & Chip Shop.  Eric has returned home, over forty years after he left, and it’s time for a fresh start.  But old flame Christine has other ideas.  Transported back to a time of chippy teas and Northern Soul, there’s unfinished business for these old lovers.  Watching teenage love stumble as hapless Lee makes a pass at the beautiful Jasmine, is it all just history repeating? 

Focusing on love at different ages and celebrating the nation’s favourite food, Chip Shop Chips heads nationwide following a completely sold out Northern tour in spring 2016.  Performing in unusual spaces across the country, brace yourself for an immersive love story set to a soundtrack of Northern Soul and served with a fish and chip supper.  This is theatre, but not as you know it: dinner and a show all rolled into one!  Performed at the Two Acre Club with food served first.

Tickets from www.tellingtalestheatre.com or in person at the Stahl Theatre.

TICKETS FROM: The Stahl Theatre, West Street, Oundle. Box Office: 01832 273930 • e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. www.stahltheatre.co.uk  

Events at Oundle’s Stahl Theatre Jan/Feb 2018

Events at Oundle’s Stahl Theatre Jan/Feb 2018