Future planned shows at The Playhouse Theatre Northampton
will be the following plays with dates confirmed subject to government guidance at the time.
WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION by Agatha Christie
Tuesday 12 - Saturday 16 October 2021
Drama – Leonard Vole stands accused of murdering a rich widow. The stakes are high with shocking witness testimony, impassioned outbursts from the dock and a young man’s fight to escape the hangman’s noose. Generally regarded as one of Christie’s most accomplished plays, this suspenseful thriller keeps audiences guessing until the very end.
DIRECTOR: Emma Robson
SECONDARY CAUSE OF DEATH by Peter Gordon
Tuesday 14 - Saturday 18 December 2021
Comedy – From the author of Murdered to Death comes the eagerly-anticipated sequel. It’s now 1939, and storm clouds are gathering over Europe. Having inherited Bagshot House, Colonel Charles Craddock has converted the property into a hotel for the discerning visitor. Soon Inspector Pratt arrives once again at Bagshot House, bearing grim news for the Colonel. But that’s just the beginning – Who is the strange Polish Count? Is Henrietta really an army captain? And where does the flamboyant thespian Cardew Longfellow fit into the picture? When Joan Maple’s sister Cynthia arrives to stage a murder mystery evening, it’s not long before Pratt’s visit turns into a chaotic nightmare as the bodies pile higher than ever!
DIRECTOR: Weekes Baptiste
TABLE by Tanya Ronder
Tuesday 1 - Saturday 5 February 2022
Drama – Six generations, twenty-three characters one very special piece of furniture. Tanya Ronder's thrilling play is an epic tale of belonging, identity and the things we pass on.
DIRECTOR: Philip Welsh
LILLIES ON THE LAND by the Lions Part
Tuesday 5 - Saturday 9 April 2022
Comedy/Drama – A revealing, funny and wonderfully moving portrait of four women who sign up to join the Women's Land Army during World War II.
Based on one hundred and fifty letters and interviews with original Land Girls, along with songs from the period, Lilies on the Land charts the personal journeys of four women who join the Women's Land Army – determined to work endless backbreaking hours on farms across the country in a bid to do their best for the War Effort.
DIRECTOR: Ben Knight