The Quarry Theatre Lockdown Exhibition

Saturday 24th October, 12 – 2pm
Sunday 1st November, 12 – 2pm
Saturday 14th November, 12 – 2pm
Sunday 29th November, 12-2pm

Public viewing event.  If you are coming to see a show at the theatre, you are welcome to enjoy the exhibition on your visit.

“A time when we were all apart allowed us to produce something that has brought us together”

A celebration of creativity when we were all locked down in our houses.

The exhibition contains work from 34 different artists all with their different styles. Expect the Quarry Gallery and other foyer areas to be full of vibrant and dynamic creativity.

Featured painting: ‘Budle Bay’ by James Pharaoh

Spitfire Solo

Written and performed by Nicholas Collett
Co-devised and directed by Gavin Robertson
Executive Producer Tim Marriott

With post-show Q&A

June 2000 – for eighty-year old Peter Walker, ex-Battle of Britain pilot, an unexpected new challenge is about to begin.

As he re-lives past glories, losses, wartime experiences, family memories and the heady days of blue skies and battles, he searches for the answer to the biggest question so far!

Personal, charming, funny and inventive, ‘Spitfire Solo’ blends theatre, music and film. Ex-RSC and West End actor Nicholas Collett plays a multitude of characters and recreates the Battle of Britain – onstage!

In association with the RAF Benevolent Fund

“Wonderful” JERSEY EVENING POST

“Exceptional…a touching, engaging experience” THE ADELAIDE ADVERTISER

National Theatre Live: War Horse

The Saturday screening of War Horse has now sold out

Based on the novel by Michael Morpurgo and adapted by Nick Stafford, War Horse has delighted millions of people around the world on stage since it was first performed at the National Theatre in 2007. This will be the first time since its original broadcast in 2014 that War Horse will be able to be viewed on cinema screens.

Telling the story of young Albert and his beloved horse Joey who, at the outbreak of World War One, is sold to the Cavalry and shipped to France. Though still not old enough to enlist, Albert embarks on a treacherous mission to find him and bring him home.

This powerfully moving and imaginative drama is a show of phenomenal inventiveness. At its heart are astonishing life-size puppets by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, who bring breathing, galloping, charging horses to thrilling life on stage.

Please note this is not a live broadcast via sat. It was filmed in front of a live audience and is being re-released to all sites on DCP and Blu-ray only. 

“Genius isn’t too strong a word to describe this astonishing production” ★★★★★ DAILY TELEGRAPH

“A landmark theatre event. Thrilling!” ★★★★★ TIME MAGAZINE

“Theatrical magic.” ★★★★★ NEW YORK TIMES

“A triumph of theatricality…heart-stopping.” ★★★★★ OBSERVER

on sale at 2pm today (thursday 8th October)

Friday The 13th

Join us for a screening of this 1980’s horror classic on a very significant date!

They were warned…They are doomed…And on Friday the 13th, nothing will save them.

A group of camp counsellors are stalked and murdered by an unknown assailant while trying to reopen a summer camp which was the site of a child’s drowning and a grisly double murder years before.

Fridays will never be the same again…

IMDB Rating: 6.5

The Pilgrim’s Progress

Christian faces distractions, challenges, and perils at every turn of the way. But ends victorious, with helpful guides, as he stays on the narrow path to the distant Celestial City.

Based on John Bunyan’s epic masterpiece, THE PILGRIM’S PROGRESS is one of the most popular books of all time, and one of the most important stories of our faith!

Second to the Bible in total copies and translations, the story was written by John Bunyan a pastor, imprisoned for sharing his faith.  This powerful allegory helps families understand the spiritual journey is the most important journey in life, as well as the importance of sticking to the path, even when the journey gets difficult.

An epic journey, faithfully adapted to modern-day.

“Bunyan’s ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’ is to my mind one of the greatest books that ever was written.” PRESIDENT TEDDY ROOSEVELT

“My old favorite author, Bunyan’s Pilgrim’s Progress … has been translated into most of the languages of Europe, and suppose it has been more generally read than any other book, except perhaps the Bible.” BEN FRANKLIN

Christmas Gothic

From the award-winning creators of Orlando and The Time Machine

Christmas: a time to remember the past, celebrate the present, and look to the future; a time of feasts and festivities; of holly and mistletoe; a time of visits and visitations.  A time of ghosts.

Come in from the cold and enter into the Christmas spirit as a dark and spectral woman tells haunting tales of the festive season, lighting a candle to the frailties of human nature and illuminating the cold and chilling depths of the bleak, wintry dark…

Dyad Productions resurrects a Victorian tradition by presenting three seasonal tales of terror to scintillate the gooseflesh for dark Christmas nights.

Adapted and performed by Rebecca Vaughan (Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Dalloway, Austen’s Women, I, Elizabeth).  Directed by Elton Townend Jones (Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, Dalloway, The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe).

Play@Home: The Gift of Winter

Videos available from 27th November
Tickets: £10.00 per household
Running Time: Various
Age suitability: For families with children under 10

A do-it-yourself Christmas show guided by Lyngo’s fun instructional videos!

In the beginning of years, when the world was so new, the four seasons lined up to get their colours and crowns, their toys and their moods.

When it came time for Winter there was nothing left except a wet white blanket which made him so sad that he pulled it over his head and wouldn’t come out to play… until a child took him on a journey through a garden of delights, climbing the ladder of the trees up to a shining star…

Lyngo Theatre have developed a show that you can actually do at home, not just watch!

By following our fun instructional videos in the weeks leading up to Christmas, you’ll make props and table-top sets from recycled materials and household objects, invent your own sensory sessions and take a creative-play journey together as a family through a garden of delights.

We’ll provide music, songs and narration so you can tell the story of how Winter got its colours, creating your own Christmas tree (with some very special decorations). At the end of this you’ll have made, played and stayed together which, after all, is the true meaning of Christmas!

Downloadable digital activity pack

Link to video content will be emailed to you on Friday 27th November. Please keep an eye on your email inbox!

Important Information:

Please note, on booking, your details will be shared with the promoter of the event in order for them to send all video content directly. These details will not be used for marketing purposes unless you specifically opt-in.

Faulty Towers The Dining Experience

Straight from London’s West End via the legendary Sydney Opera House, this international sensation is now coming to The Quarry Theatre in October 2020. Officially the world’s most sought after tribute to the BBC sitcom, Faulty Towers The Dining Experience is an ‘outrageously funny’ night (Broadway Baby) not to be missed!

Become part of the action as Basil, Sybil and Manuel serve up mayhem on a plate along with five stars, three courses and two hours of non-stop laughter. Expect nothing short of guaranteed fun and a brilliant night out as you climb inside your favourite TV show and experience it from the inside out… With over 70% improvised, this is the completely immersive and highly interactive experience where anything can happen… and usually does!

“Immersive theatre at its startling best” ★★★★★ BEST OF THEATRE, LONDON WEST END 2019

“For a good dinner and an even better show – this one is a no brainer! It is a fantastic concept executed to perfection, and we can’t recommend this enough. It is two straight hours of side-splitting laughter guaranteed.” ★★★★★ SCOTTISH FIELD, EDINBURGH FRINGE 2019 

“Hilarious!” ★★★★★ WHAT’S ON LONDON

“Laughs galore!” ★★★★★ THE HOLIDAY & TRAVEL MAGAZINE, SYDNEY OPERA HOUSE

Slime

Being a slug is hard. Everyone thinks you’re disgusting.

Slug and Caterpillar are starving, and the only leaf left in the garden is just out of reach. Slug thinks they should work together. Get the leaf, eat the leaf, play a game, be friends. Caterpillar has other ideas. Slugs are gross, they’re covered in slime and they have terrible taste in music.

Things get sticky.

Enter the undergrowth to SQUISH, SQUELCH and PLAY your way through this hilarious, surreal show for 2-5 years and their families, told with a handful of words and lots of SLIME.

“A microscopic world of epic adventure… with or without kids it’s a howling delight”  THE GUARDIAN

“A real heart-warming delight” ★★★★★ EDINBURGH49

ACCESSIBILITY BSL – The show uses integrated creative sign language
RP – Every show is a relaxed performance

David Harper’s Romp With The Georgians

David Harper’s ‘A Romp With The Georgians’ is coming to theatres around the UK in 2020.

The show takes a funny look at life during the period from 1714-1830. A time in Britain of growth (eg empire) discoveries (eg Australia) inventions (eg roller skates) and shocking tales (eg electrified beds!).

Known for his brightly coloured trousers, David Harper is a BBC TV antiques presenter and historian – he’s always had a fascination with how the Georgians lived, loved and entertained themselves…from the strange pets they kept, their love of drinking (tea and gin in particular!) gambling addictions, medical remedies, we could learn from today! smugglers, tax avoiders and dodgy politicians.

The show will recall an age of lavish and dangerous fashions, terrible jobs, strange events, outrageous characters and dastardly historical stories our history teachers didn’t tell us!

There’s a book to go with the show too, they’ll be free giveaways, the odd competition and a chance to ask questions throughout…the audience is guaranteed to learn something new, be shocked, surprised or laugh at just how similar the Georgians really were to us!

David might even spread a bit of gossip and tell the odd tale from the world of TV!