The Unremarkable Death of Marilyn Monroe – CANCELLED

The Quarry Theatre is working hard to minimise the risk of Coronavirus to our community. We have therefore taken the decision to cancel all performances, non-essential visits and events up until the end of June 2020. As such we are currently operating a ‘core business only’ policy and focussing on internal activities. Full refunds will be issued in the coming days. If you would like to donate your ticket to the company, do let us know.

For our full Coronavirus guidelines, click here

From the award-winning creators of Christmas Gothic, Orlando, and The Time Machine.

August 5th, 1962: Monroe as we’ve never seen her before: alone in her bedroom, in dressing gown and underwear; no glitz, no glamour, no masks.  Overdosed on pills, the woman behind the icon unravels her remarkable life, taking us back through the memories of her closest relationships.  Repeatedly stalked by a mysterious caller, the Hollywood icon tells all (Joe DiMaggio, Clark Gable, Arthur Miller, her mother – it’s all here), revealing a biting intelligence and an imperfect body, leading us in real time to the very moment of her death.

Written and Directed by Elton Townend Jones (Dalloway, Orlando, Jane Eyre: An Autobiography, The Time Machine).  Performed by Lizzie Wort (RSC’s The Magician’s Daughter, Animal Farm).  Winner of the Three Weeks Editors Award.

“Spellbinding” ★★★★★ THE CARRICK
“Outstanding” ★★★★★ ONE4REVIEW
“Startling, sensual, sarcastic… anything but unremarkable” ★★★★ THREE WEEKS
“A fantastic performance… a great production… an absolute must” ★★★★ BROADWAY BABY
“Powerful and poetic… a dazzling performance” ★★★★ EDINBURGH GUIDE

Little Darling: Magical Memories of Peter Pan – POSTPONED

We are currently working on sorting a new date for this show. Once we have announced, all Little Darling ticket holders will have the opportunity to transfer their ticket to the new date or receive a full refund.

The Quarry Theatre is working hard to minimise the risk of Coronavirus to our community. We have therefore taken the decision to cancel all performances, non-essential visits and events up until the end of June 2020. As such we are currently operating a ‘core business only’ policy and focussing on internal activities.

For our full Coronavirus guidelines, click here

Created by leading children’s theatre company Full House Theatre and featuring original music by BAFTA nominated composer Rebecca Applin.

‘All children, except one, grow up’, and Michael Darling, now 40, has grown up. He’s always wondered about his early memories of flying through the night sky to a far-away island with pirates, a mischievous fairy and lost boys… Was it all a dream? Could it really have happened?

Join the littlest of the Darling children as he tries to make sense of his magical childhood and the memory of the boy who never did grow up, Peter Pan.

A whimsical and fun adventure story for small people with big imaginations.

Written for children aged 4+ but suitable for all!

Little Darling from Full House Theatre on Vimeo.

100% Simon Brodkin

After three hugely successful BBC series as Lee Nelson, multiple sell-out tours and various court appearances following world-famous stunts on Theresa May, Sepp Blatter, Donald Trump, Kanye West and Britain’s Got Talent, the award-winning comedian unleashes his funniest creation yet… himself!

Fresh from a critically-acclaimed, sell-out run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Simon takes his debut stand-up show 100% Simon Brodkin on a nationwide tour.

One of The Guardian’s ‘Top Shows At The Fringe’
One of The Evening Standard’s ‘Best Comedy Shows at The Fringe’

“Sky-high gag rate” METRO

RSC Live: The Winter’s Tale – Postponed

We are hoping  to sort an encore screening for this show. If we managed to get one booked, all RSC Live The Winter’s Tale ticket holders will have the opportunity to transfer their ticket to the new date or receive a full refund.

The Quarry Theatre is working hard to minimise the risk of Coronavirus to our community. We have therefore taken the decision to cancel all performances, non-essential visits and events up until the end of June 2020. As such we are currently operating a ‘core business only’ policy and focussing on internal activities.

For our full Coronavirus guidelines, click here

Leontes rips his family apart with his jealousy but grief opens his heart. Will he find the child he abandoned before it is too late?

Set across a 16-year span from Mad Men to the moon landings, this new production of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale imagines a world where the ghosts of fascist Europe collide with horrors of The Handmaid’s Tale, before washing up on a joyful seashore.

King Leontes rips his family apart with his jealousy but grief opens his heart. Will he find the child he abandoned before it is too late?

A moving new production directed by Deputy Artistic Director Erica Whyman.

RSC Live: The Comedy of Errors

A man arrives in a strange town only to find that everyone knows his name, but thinks he’s someone else.

“So I to find a mother and a brother
In quest of them, unhappy, lose myself”

How do any of us really know who we are? A man arrives in a strange town only to find that everyone knows his name, but thinks he’s someone else. A woman wonders why her husband is not the man he was, but starts to rather like it. Confusion mounts as everyone uncouples from themselves. Will they ever find themselves again? And do they really want to?

Shakespeare’s The Comedy of Errors, a fairytale farce of everyday miracles, mistaken identity and double vision, is directed by comedy master Phillip Breen (The Provoked Wife 2019, The Hypocrite 2017, The Merry Wives of Windsor 2012).

Miles Jupp will make his RSC debut as Antipholus of Syracuse in The Comedy of Errors.

NT Live: The Welkin – CANCELLED

Update 26/03/20: The National Theatre have recently announced that they will be closed until the end of June. Therefore, The Welkin has been cancelled. Quarry Theatre staff will be in touch with ticket holders imminently.

The Quarry Theatre is working hard to minimise the risk of Coronavirus to our community. We have therefore taken the decision to cancel all performances, non-essential visits and events up until the end of June 2020. As such we are currently operating a ‘core business only’ policy and focussing on internal activities.

For our full Coronavirus guidelines, click here

A new play by Lucy Kirkwood

One life in the hands of 12 women.

Rural Suffolk in England, 1759. As the country waits for Halley’s comet, a young woman is sentenced to hang for a heinous murder.

When she claims to be pregnant, a jury of 12 matrons are taken from their housework to decide whether she’s telling the truth, or simply trying to escape the noose. With only midwife Lizzy Luke prepared to defend the girl, and a mob baying for blood outside, the matrons wrestle with their new authority, and the devil in their midst.

James Macdonald (Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?) directs Maxine Peake (The Theory of Everything, Funny Cow) and Ria Zmitrowicz (Three Girls, Mr. Selfridge) in this bold and gripping thriller from Tony Award-nominated writer Lucy Kirkwood (Chimerica, Skins). Broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

Churchill – CANCELLED

The Quarry Theatre is working hard to minimise the risk of Coronavirus to our community. We have therefore taken the decision to cancel all performances, non-essential visits and events up until the end of June 2020. As such we are currently operating a ‘core business only’ policy and focussing on internal activities. Full refunds will be issued in the coming days. If you would like to donate your ticket to the company, do let us know.

For our full Coronavirus guidelines, click here

Written and performed by Pip Utton

 “All men are worms. I believe I am a glow worm!”

Big Ben chimes and strikes 13; a magical time when once a year for just over an hour the statues of the great statesmen in Parliament Square, London, England, come alive again. Winston Churchill descends from his plinth to indulge himself in three of his greatest pleasures: a glass of Scotch, a cigar and listening to himself talk.

He talks of his childhood, his parents, his education, his army life, his marriage, his painting, writing and bricklaying, his appetites and, of course, he talks of his many years at the centre of the world political stage especially during two world wars.

Pip Utton’s play is not an attempt to decide on Churchill’s greatness. It is not an attempt to judge. It is just 70 minutes spent in the entertaining company of the man whose life spanned two centuries and saw the decline of the British Empire. The man who spent 50 years at the heart of political life in Westminster. The man who held most of the high offices of State, who was Prime Minister of Great Britain and Northern Ireland twice, whose paintings were exhibited at the Royal Academy, who won the Nobel prize for Literature in 1953, who in 1963 was made the first honorary citizen of the United States, and who in 2002, in a BBC poll, was voted the Greatest Briton in History.

“History will be kind to me for I intend to write it”

WINNER: Jury Award for Performance Kiel Monodrama Festival Germany 2012
WINNER: Media Award for Best Performance ITI Monodrama Festival Wroclaw Poland 2015

“It is indeed a magical hour, and one of Utton’s finest.” EDINBURGH GUIDE

“Utton’s delivery is remarkable, catching Churchill’s unique intonation and rhythms without resorting to caricature and, unfair though it is to say, he looks quite like Churchill, too.” THREE WEEKS

The Pilgrim’s Progress – POSTPONED

We are currently working on sorting a new date for this film screening. This will be announced in the coming weeks.

The Quarry Theatre is working hard to minimise the risk of Coronavirus to our community. We have therefore taken the decision to cancel all performances, non-essential visits and events up until the end of June 2020. As such we are currently operating a ‘core business only’ policy and focussing on internal activities.

For our full Coronavirus guidelines, click here

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

Big Red Bath – Sales Disabled (TBC)

A quirky, vibrant and humorous adaptation of Julia Jarman and Adrian Reynolds’ popular children’s picture book.

Rubba-Dubba-Giggle, Rubba-Dubba-Laugh, there’s magic to be found in the Big Red Bath.

It’s the end of a busy day and it is almost time for bed, and Ben and Bella are in the bath.

Splish! Splosh! Splash! Bubbles burst and bubbles rise and a frothy feast of animals jump right in to join in the fun. Come with us on a bubbly, barmy bath time adventure around the world and home again celebrating all things bath time.

Adapted from Julia Jarman and Adrian Reynolds’ popular children’s picture book, this quirky, vibrant and humorous tale for 2-5 year olds features music by Evergreen, an alternative indie-electro-pop trio who bring a blend of folk melodies, electro beats and vocal harmonies.

Big Red Bath is an exciting collaboration between Full House Theatre and Half Moon, that returns following hugely successful tours in 2013-2015, including a sell-out run at the Edinburgh Festival. This uplifting and playful production blends music, song and humorous character based performances in a unique take on this well-loved book.

“A quality show for this age group, excellent” SALISBURY PLAYHOUSE

“A very well conceived show with high production values” THE STABLES, WAVENDON

Performance times:

Friday 29th May @ 2.30pm
Saturday 30th May @ 11.00am then 1.00pm
Sunday 31st May @ 11.00am then 1.00pm (with BSL interpreter)

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