Jack, a young man with a learning disability, lives at home, cared for by his devoted parents. Like most men in their twenties, he has needs – his mates at the rugby club talk about nothing but getting laid, whilst Jack’s most erotic experience to date is the time he was winked at by the pretty cashier in Lloyds. Desperate for their son to not feel left out, his parents Alastair and Antonia decide that they should to bring in a professional. But Julia, the prostitute they hire, has a far more profound impact on the whole family than they could ever have imagined.
Punts was a finalist for The Nick Darke Writers’ Award 2016. Produced by Kuleshov Theatre (BU21, Cans) and drawn from the playwright’s interviews with sex workers, Punts is a hilarious and moving play about a young man’s sexual awakening and its effect on those who so carefully orchestrated it.
Ryan Duncan is currently appearing in Alice with Creation Theatre
We’ll be building our very own Wonderland in the beautiful University Parks this summer, and letting loose the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, and Queen of Hearts.
The whole family can fall down the rabbit hole with plenty of helpings of magic, music, puppetry and acrobatics as we join Alice on her journey towards adulthood.
Seating is unreserved so come early, bring a picnic and enjoy a summer afternoon in the park before the adventure unfolds in our Big Top. It’s a weatherproof show so don’t worry about rain – it’s always dry in Wonderland!
From the Creative Team behind 2015’s madcap Alice, you can expect an eccentric and fun-filled daydream adventure in true Creation style.
Olayinka Giwa and James Barbour taking part in the Alzheimers Society “Time to forget” campaign
Forget about everything that keeps us apart because dementia doesn’t care. It’s set to be the UK’s biggest killer and too many are facing the disease alone. But together, we can improve care, offer help and understanding and urgently find a cure, if we stand united against dementia.
Abi Hood is appearing with Human Story Theatre in FLAT 73, a play about loneliness
A one hour play with music about loneliness and the Samaritans.
Battersby Buildings has 75 flats and yet very few people know each other. There’s Beryl, 68, and recently widowed; Chelsea, a new mum at 18; and Simon, a young man with learning disabilities. There is also Laura, a Samaritan, living in Flat 73, who on one fateful day unknowingly brings them all together.
Post-show Q&A with experts from the Samaritans and other supporting organisations that welcome volunteers.
The show plays at the Diorama Arts Centre on 12 & 13 April
Mark Collier will soon begin rehearsals for Hansel and Gretel at the Courtyard Theatre in Hereford.
Two children go on a journey of bravery and discovery to an enchanted forest, where all is not quite as it seems… Will Hansel and Gretel be able to use their wisdom, love for their family and, above all, courage, to fend off the Wicked Witch and find their way home? Will the Gingerbread Man get lost in the house made of sugar, spice and all things nice? What secrets and surprises does the forest hide? Courtyard Productions bring this classic tale of mystery, intrigue and magic to life through a blend of interactive puppetry, original song and humour. Directed by David Durant, this show will delight and excite children over two years old and will charm young and old alike.