2019-20 Season's Plays

 

Every year we put on a mixture of plays including comedies and dramas as well as our famous pantomime. 


 

Comedy Double Bill

13th-21st September 2019 

Matinee Sat 14th

UPSTAIRS CUCKOO

Peter Horsler

Claire has separated from her husband Steve and is now living with boyfriend Derek and daughter Libby in the marital home. As money is tight Claire asks Libby to advertise their spare room for a lodger. Unbeknown to Claire her ex husband answers the advertisement, and as Derek has never met the ex-husband he offers him the room which he accepts. Then the fun and games begin.

This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Company.

SPARROWS

Charles Mander

Harold Makepiece, a redundant Civil Servant, while taking a quiet holiday at the seaside, gets into conversation with Joyce, whose main preoccupation is feeding sparrows and taking an exaggerated interest in their welfare.  What starts out as a moderately reasonable exchange gradually turns into a nightmare as Harold also becomes involved with a freakish Edward and the seaweed eating Sandra.  They try to rope Harold into a plot, until events are taken out of all their hands in a totally unexpected way.

This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Company.

 

WHEN WE ARE MARRIED

J B Priestley

8th-16th November 2019 / Matinee Sat 9th

Priestley’s 1938 British farce begins when a group of old friends, all married on the same day in the same chapel, gather at the Helliwells home to celebrate their Wedding Anniversary.  When they discover that they are not legally married, each couple initially reacts with proper Victorian horror “what will people think?” but soon all three couples find themselves re-evaluating their marriages.  Of course everything turns out well in the end.

This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Company.

 

THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ

Andrew Winfield

10th-18th January 2020 

Matinees on Saturdays & Sunday

Frustrated with her school days and bored of life at home, Dorothy is caught in a cyclone which whisks her and Toto away to the Land of Oz. Here she encounters the dance-crazy Munchkins, the Wicked Witch of the West and the Good Witch of the North West. She meets new friends; a scarecrow, a tin man and a lion who bears a passing resemblance to her headmaster. Join the Gang on their adventure to meet the Great Oz to see if he can make their dreams come true in this season’s Carver Panto!

This production is presented with arrangement with Smith Scripts - www.smithscripts.co.uk

  

VERONICA’S ROOM

Ira Levin

28th Feb-7th March 2020  

Matinee Sat 29th Feb

This chilling mystery thriller, by the author of Rosemary’s Baby, explores the thin line between fantasy and reality, madness and murder.  Students Susan and Larry find themselves as guests enticed to a Boston Mansion by its dissolute caretakers the Mackeys.  Struck by Susan’s strong resemblance to Veronica, the long dead daughter of the family, they persuade her to dress up as Veronica with tragic results.

This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Com

 

SALT OF THE EARTH

John Godber

8th-16th May 2020 / Matinee Sat 9th

Spanning 3 generations from 1947 to the present time, this compelling saga vividly captures the dreams, ambitions, joys, tears and heartache of the Parker sisters, Annie and May, whose hopes centre on May’s son Paul and his academic success.  This is a funny and sometimes sad story of a  Yorkshire mining family.

This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD a Concord Theatricals Com

 

CARVER JUNIORS PRESENT - SHERLOCK AND CINDERS

Tom Kirkham & Matthew Crossey

3rd-4th July 2020 / Matinee Sat 4th

Join Holmes and Watson as they answer the prince’s summons and conduct their most challenging investigation yet - to find the foot that fits the glass slipper. But with a spiteful stepmother and two ugly sisters on the scene, as well as a father bemoaning the theft of his prize pumpkin, locating Cinderella is not their only problem.

Tuesday 3104Europe/Berlin 22nd. The Carver is a local theatre and we need your support.