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Darkness Visible

by Martin Paul Roche

Directed by Sheryl Haydock-Howorth

The Carver Theatre are delighted to bring you the world premiere of this fascinating new play.


At some point in all our lives we experience a fear of the dark.
Whether real or irrational it can remain with us, evolving, returning, reminding.
In certain circumstances darkness can take on a personality, a presence, even a voice; it can conceal secrets but in time, it can also expose them.
The problem is you can never be entirely sure that when you stare into the darkness there isn’t something staring back. 
The question is, do you believe?

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A Christmas Carol

The classic Christmas tale by Mr Charles Dickens.

Adapted from the original performance notes used by Mr Dickens himself.

Performed for your delectation by Stephen Johnson Esq, and directed by Nigel Crebbin Esq.

Delivered in four parts during the run up to Christmas with the full unedited continuous version available on Christmas Day. 

Rising To The Occasion

A play by David Lodge performed by Joanna Bircher

Warning – this play addresses adult themes and may not be suitable for young children !


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Lest We Forget

some thoughts from Pauline and Nigel

Build a House of Happiness

Sheryl Haydock-Howorth revives a very dear memory


The Beggar

A short poem to make you think


Breaking the Routine

Eight minutes of wry observational humour from the pen of the legendary David Lodge. Performed by Tonia Williams.


Carver Juniors

Blessed with the NHS