2006/07 Season at BLTWe are pleased to be able to announce that the new season has now been fixed. Brief details of each production can be found below.
If you wish to book tickets for any production you can do so by clicking the title of the production. Alternatively visit the 'Tickets' section of the website for further details. Tickets for BLT's two festival productions (The Merchant of Venice and Blue/Orange) are bookable through the Festival Box Office.
All productions start at 7.45pm (unless otherwise indicated).
Tickets are priced at £7.50 (no reduction on Tuesday evenings), with the exception of Festival productions with are priced £8.50 (£7.50 concessions).
Classic 1950's thriller - a crime story with a difference. Opening with a playful proposal and turning into a deadly game of cat and mouse.
When We are Married, by J B Priestly
Tuesday 12th December - 16th December 2006
Classic northern comedy concerning pride, pomposity and a silver wedding anniversary that goes shockingly awry. Set early 1900s.
And The World Goes Round, by Kander and Ebb
4th January - 6th January 2007 (3 nights)
and 3pm 6th January 2007
A glittering musical revue featuring gems from throughout the career of Kander and Ebb, spotlighting songs from Cabaret; Chicago; New York, New York; Kiss of the Spiderwoman and more.
Christmas in an asylum, but not only the patients demonstrate elements of madness. Conversations among the staff are confusing. A patient dead, another pregnant but who is responsible?
Henry is a successful playwright married to Charlotte who has the lead role in his latest play about adultery. Her co-star is Max married to actress Anne. Henry and Anne are in love, but is it real or just another play?
The Merchant of Venice, by William Shakespeare BOOK THROUGH FESTIVAL BOX OFFICE
Saturday 5th May - Saturday 12th May 2007
One of Shakespeare's best-known plays. A comedy best known for its portrayal of the Shylock, a tormented character who is also a tormenter, whether we view him with disdain or sympathy is left up to us
Two psychiatrists argue over the diagnosis of a black patient who claims to be the son of Idi Amin. A satire on the NHS and the state of mental health services in the UK.
A student drifts into a relationship with an interesting young woman - and starts to change his habits, his clothes , and more - uintil his friends can't help but get drawn in. A modern flipside Pygmalion.
Much Ado About Nothing, by William Shakespeare
Tuesday 31st July - Saturday 4th August 2007 @ BLT
Wednesday 15th August - Saturday 18th August @ Lewes
Almost like a modern romantic comedy Much Ado About Nothing remains one of Shakespeare's most enduringly popular plays on stage. The five acts follow two pairs of lovers. Although the romance between Claudio and Hero ostensibly forms the main plot, the action is in fact mostly concerned with their counterparts, Benedick and Beatrice, whose love-hate relationship develops over the course of the play.
BLT Youth Group - Northern Lights, adapted for stage by Nicholas Wright from the novel 'His Dark Materials' by Philip Pulman
week commencing 20th August 2007
Orphan Lyra lives half-wild among the scholars of Jordan College, Oxford. Her uncle, Lord Asriel, an experimental theologian, brings remarkable news from the north. Impelled by her curiosity, Lyra is drawn into a savage struggle meeting the armoured bears and witch clans of the Arctic.
Oleanna, by David Mamet
Tuesday 25th September - Saturday 29th September 2007
In the no-man's land between misunderstanding and sexual harassment, we watch with impotent dread as the relationship between professor and student entirely breaks down, as their mutual respect evaporates and an unbridgeable divide opens which can only destroy one or both of them.