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The Lehman Trilogy

Sunday, August 25, 2019 | 3:00 PM
Sunday, September 8, 2019 | 3:00 PM
Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 3:00 PM

By: Stefano Massini
Adapted by: Ben Power
Directed by: Sam Mendes

On a cold September morning in 1844 a young man from Bavaria stands on a New York dockside. Dreaming of a new life in the new world. He is joined by his two brothers and an American epic begins. Academy Award-winner Sam Mendes (Skyfall,The Ferryman) directs Simon Russell Beale, Adam Godley and Ben Miles who play the Lehman Brothers, their sons and grandsons.

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Fleabag

Saturday, September 28, 2019 | 3:00 PM
Friday, October 11, 2019 | 8:00 PM
Saturday, October 12, 2019 | 3:00 PM
Friday, October 25, 2019 | 8:00 PM
Saturday, November 2, 2019 | 3:00 PM

Written and Performed by: Phoebe Waller-Bridge
Directed by: Vicky Jones

Fleabag is a rip-roaring look at some sort of woman living her sort of life. Fleabag may seem oversexed, emotionally unfiltered and self-obsessed, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With family and friendships under strain and a guinea pig café struggling to keep afloat, Fleabag suddenly finds herself with nothing to lose.

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One Man, Two Guvnors

Sunday, October 13, 2019 | 3:00 PM

By: Richard Bean
Directed by: Nicholas Hytner

Fired from his skiffle band, Francis Henshall becomes minder to Roscoe Crabbe, a small time East End hood, now in Brighton to collect £6,000 from his fiancée’s dad. But Roscoe is really his sister Rachel posing as her own dead brother, who’s been killed by her boyfriend Stanley Stubbers.

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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Saturday, October 27, 2019 | 3:00 PM

By: William Shakespeare
Directed by: Nicholas Hytner

A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences..

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Hansard

Sunday, November 24, 2019 | 3:00 PM

By: Simon Woods
Directed by: Simon Godwin

It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems. Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

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Present Laughter

Sunday, December 1, 2019 | 3:00 PM
Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 3:00 PM

By: Noël Coward
Directed by: Matthew Warchus

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colorful life is in danger of spiraling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

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