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Smother

13th October 2018 to 20th October 2018

Caxton Theatre Main Stage

Director:Joseph Parfrement Parkes

Writer:Ben Parfrement Parkes

Some performances have limited availability


You are cordially invited to the birthday party from hell. To mark 75 years of The Caxton Theatre, Smother is a hilarious brand new play from local writer Ben Parfrement Parkes (Dead and Breakfast), which has been commissioned exclusively to commemorate this momentous milestone. Recently widowed Joan Merrifield is also preparing to turn seventy five. And what better way to celebrate her special day than with a visit from the whole family, reunited after many years apart? Could she have asked for a better birthday present? What could possibly be nicer than being surrounded by her nearest and dearest? Well, as it turns out, just about anything… The festivities get off to a disastrous start when Joan accidentally finds herself in bed with her sleazy ex-husband, Malcolm. Things only go downhill from there, and, as the gin starts to flow, and the social niceties subside, it soon becomes clear why this family have nothing to do with one another. As tensions reach breaking point, it’s all-out war. With long-buried secrets and resentments running chasm deep, who needs party games? Bold and brutal, SMOTHER is a savage, scathing black comedy in which blood really is thicker than water. *WARNING* This play contains some very adult themes and is unsuitable for children. **Please note we have a no refund policy on our tickets and all tickets bought online are to be collected from the Theatre Box Office during the week of performance**

Smother Performance Times

DateTime
Tue 16th October 2018 19.30 to 21.45 Book Now
Wed 17th October 2018Limited Availability 19.30 to 21.45 Book Now
Thu 18th October 2018Limited Availability 19.30 to 21.45 Book Now
Fri 19th October 2018Limited Availability 19.30 to 21.45 Book Now
Sat 20th October 2018Limited Availability 19.30 to 21.45 Book Now

70 Shades Damper

23rd October 2018 to 23rd October 2018

Caxton Theatre Main Stage

Director:Matt Sargent

Writer:Matt Sargent

Some performances have limited availability


MJS Productions. 70 Shades Damper Tom Goode wants to be a comedian, his wife wants a baby, his agent wants more money - under everybody’s thumb, can Tom Goode survive the pressures of love and life, fame and fertility clinics, cash and the karma sutra? The cast of three bring to life a whole host of characters who make this hilarious story come to life with pace and energy. The cast of ‘69 Shades of Beige’ and ‘Teechers’ return offering their own unique style for a night of comedy and multi-role playing chaos. Their energy and slickness have been much admired in previous productions bringing the audience to their feet on many occasions. Matt Sargent who wrote and directed previous outings including ‘Swingers’ which sold out here earlier in the year is going all out with a mix of comedy, madness, pathos , crazy characters and cracking one-liners. Be sure not to miss this as it comes to the Caxton Theatre for one night only on October 23rd. Tickets are available online and a great night out is promised.

70 Shades Damper Performance Times

DateTime
Tue 23rd October 2018Limited Availability 19.30 to 21.45 Book Now

The Milligan Papers

24th October 2018 to 24th October 2018

Caxton Theatre Main Stage

Director:Hambledon Productions

Writer:John Antrobus


Hambledon Productions Proudly Present THE MILLIGAN PAPERS Celebrating 100 years of Spike Milligan, this anarchic “Goon Show from the 1980’s”, written by his longstanding (someone fetch him a chair!) collaborator John Antrobus for BBC Radio, is a fresh, vibrant salute to one of the all-time geniuses of British comedy. This spirited revival premieres from Hambledon Productions (Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show and Steptoe and Son) and is chock-full of zany, Milligan-esque humour. Revel in a surreal take on Jonah and the Whale, that “cake” elusive Pimpernel and the incredible case of the vanishing Flying Scotsman. All this – and less! – in The Milligan Papers.

The Milligan Papers Performance Times

DateTime
Wed 24th October 2018 19.30 to 21.45 Book Now

Paul Humphries - Spiritual Evening

25th October 2018 to 25th October 2018

Studio Bar

Director:N/A

Writer:N/A

Sorry this production is now sold out.


A Spiritual Evening with medium Paul Humphries

Paul Humphries - Spiritual Evening Performance Times

DateTime
Thu 25th October 2018*** SOLD OUT *** 19.30 to 21.45  Sold Out 

The Sounds of Simon

26th October 2018 to 26th October 2018

Caxton Theatre Main Stage

Director:NA

Writer:NA


A tribute to the wonderful music of Paul Simon, through the years as one half of Simon and Garfunkel, to the ensuring success of his solo career. *please note you will not be sent tickets through the post or via email. You will be able to pick your tickets up from the Box Office on the evening of the performance. *

The Sounds of Simon Performance Times

DateTime
Fri 26th October 2018 19.30 to 21.45 Book Now

Oksana

22nd November 2018 to 23rd November 2018

Studio Bar

Director:John Harvey Flint

Writer:John Harvey Flint


This romantic drama, set in modern times in a flat in a provincial town, opens as preparations for an elaborate and romantic dinner for two are being made. The host is keen to impress, the mood is perfect, dinner simmers on the stove. The doorbell rings. He opens the door. The dinner begins...… Or does it? And what happens when the doorbell rings again? The play explores love and loss and homecoming and the lies we tell ourselves to cope.... and the truths we must face before we can! Directed by John Flint, starring Keiron James and Lisa February

Oksana Performance Times

DateTime
Thu 22nd November 2018 19.30 to 21.45 Book Now
Fri 23rd November 2018 19.30 to 21.45 Book Now

Hound of the Baskervilles

1st December 2018 to 8th December 2018

Caxton Theatre Main Stage

Director:Robert Till

Writer:Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Adapted by Steven Canny and


Adapted by Steve Canny and John Nicholson Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most celebrated Sherlock Holmes story gets a gloriously funny makeover in this “wonderfully barking spoof�? adapted by Steven Canny and John Nicholson for the hit comedy team Peepolykus. When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on his estate, with a look of terror still etched on his face, and the paw prints of a gigantic hound beside his body, the great detective Sherlock Holmes is summoned from Baker Street. With Doctor Watson in tow he is tasked with unravelling the mysteries surrounding the death, and investigate the ancient curse of the “Hound of the Baskervilles�?… Written for a cast of three who play multiple roles, this version premiered at the West Yorkshire Playhouse where it broke box office records before touring nationally and transferring to the West End. Packed full of verbal and visual ingenuity that is comparable to “The 39 Steps�? the play offers an abundance of opportunities for silly comedy and slapstick. The most popular of the Sherlock Holmes stories becomes pure comic bliss. (The Stage) A mad hilarity that will make you feel quite sane. (Sunday Times) **Please note we have a no refund policy on our tickets and all tickets bought online are to be collected from the Theatre Box Office during the week of performance**

Hound of the Baskervilles Performance Times

DateTime
Sat 1st December 2018 19.30 to 21.45 Book Now
Mon 3rd December 2018 19.30 to 21.45 Book Now
Tue 4th December 2018 19.30 to 21.45 Book Now
Wed 5th December 2018 19.30 to 21.45 Book Now
Thu 6th December 2018 19.30 to 21.45 Book Now
Fri 7th December 2018 19.30 to 21.45 Book Now
Sat 8th December 2018 19.30 to 21.45 Book Now

Christmas with Steptoe and Son

10th December 2018 to 11th December 2018

Caxton Theatre Main Stage

Director:John Hewer

Writer:Adapted by John Hewer


Christmas simply wouldn't be Christmas without a visit to 26 Oil Drum Lane to catch up with the nation's favourite rag-and-bone-men and indulge in some classic, festive misadventures! Albert and Harold – united by blood, divided over everything else – seem doomed to spend Christmas in each other's company. But Harold has his flights of fancy... including a flight he fancies abroad or to throw the biggest Christmas party London's ever had to offer! His "dirty old man" Albert, of course, has other ideas... Who wouldn't want to spend Christmas as Mrs. Clifford's B&B in Bognor Regis anyway?? These much-loved episodes of classic comedy from Ray Galton and Alan Simpson have been freshly adapted for the stage and are presented by Hambledon Productions – the company behind the recent sell-out successes "Just Like That! The Tommy Cooper Show" and "Steptoe and Son"

Christmas with Steptoe and Son Performance Times

DateTime
Mon 10th December 2018 19.30 to 21.45 Book Now
Tue 11th December 2018 19.30 to 21.45 Book Now

Lloyd Griffith: All-Rounder

13th March 2019 to 14th March 2019

Caxton Theatre Main Stage

Director:N/A

Writer:N/A


After the success of his sold out 2017/18 UK tour, comedian, choirboy and host of Soccer AM, Lloyd Griffith is back on the road with his hilarious new stand up show. Expect jokes, dubious impressions, jokes, a bit of choral singing, jokes, maybe a fact about a Cathedral, jokes and probably the story about that time he had a toilet incident on the A46. As seen on: Soccer AM (Sky One), Live at the Comedy Store (Comedy Central), Bounty Hunters (Sky), Drunk History (Comedy Central), The Premier League Show (BBC2). Online: Every Premier League Football Fan in 90 seconds, Jack Whitehall's Training Days, Taxi to Training, BBC3 Quickies: The Tape Guy

Lloyd Griffith: All-Rounder Performance Times

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Wed 13th March 2019 19.30 to 21.45 Book Now
Thu 14th March 2019 19.30 to 21.45 Book Now

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