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All MLT and MYT productions are performed at Middlesbrough Theatre (The Avenue, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS5 6SA) unless otherwise stated.

Our 2018 Season

Perfect Murder poster

Wednesday 17th October - Saturday 20th October

Perfect Murder by Peter James

Directed by Wendie Middleton

Victor and his wife Joan have been married for nearly two decades, but each barely recognises the person they wake up next to every morning. Victor is so fed up with his job at the local factory – as well as distracted by his visits to his favourite prostitute, Kamila – that he hardly notices his wife’s constant ridicule.

Joan has resigned herself to the fact that Victor will never see beyond her double-chin to a new hair cut or outfit. She even puts up with his constant snoring which keeps her up night after night, but only just. For unbeknownst to Victor, Joan is taking her sweet revenge: spending large amounts of money on his credit card, kitting herself out in a sexy new wardrobe to impress her secret lover, Don. But then, as the bills mount, Victor loses his job. Soon he realises that the only way he can achieve his dream of setting up home with Kamila is to get Joan out of the picture, once and for all. But Victor is about to get a nasty surprise, for he’s not the only one with murder on his mind . . .

Our 2019 Season

30 Jan-2 Feb Confusions by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Mike Crooks
Five short one act plays that show a devoted and isolated mother, to her unfaithful travelling salesman husband, through a solicitous waiter to well-heeled diners and an utterly shambolic garden fete. Human frailty is laid bare as one hilarious situation after another unfolds until the final one is reached when five lonely strangers vie for four available spaces on a park bench. From high farce to poignant observation; the laughs, however dark, keep coming. 

 

1-4 May Tinned Goods by Fiona Whitelaw, directed by Wendie Middleton 
Sue and Rachel have not spoken since the miners walked out. Under the strain of politics, pickets and principles, can the women find a voice to save their relationships and their way of life? Divided from former friends by their choice to strike, the women of a tight-knit community battle to save their way of life. Fault lines are exposed, forgotten wrongs resurface and loyalties are pushed to the limit as the miners’ wives move from the background to centre stage…Tinned Goods is entertaining and thought-provoking in equal measure. 

 

24-29 June God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, directed by Mary Bell. This is the Studio production
What happens when two sets of parent's meet up to deal with the unruly behaviour of their children? A calm and rational debate between grown-ups about the need to teach kids how to behave properly? Or a hysterical night of name-calling, tantrums and tears before bedtime? Boys will be boys, but the adults are usually worse - much worse.

 

16-19 Oct Little Women, adapted by Peter Clapham, directed by Scott Ayling.
An adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved novel. The play faithfully covers the original Little Women novel, interweaving the lives of the March girls, Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy, and Laurie, the boy next door, during the American Civil War as they learn to navigate love, loss and the trials of growing up.

 

 

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