2017-18 Season's Plays


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


Albert Wrigglesworth's Teeth

Pete Gaskell

15th-23rd Sept 2017

7.45pm (Sat 16th 2.30pm)

False Teeth and Funerals form the unlikely basis of this funny Northern comedy.

Join a cast of hilarious characters as the action moves from funeral home to care home.




Journey's End

R C Sherriff

3rd-11th Nov 2017

7.45pm (Sat 4th 2.30pm)

This incredibly moving and gripping play is based on the author's own experience as a Captain in the East Surrey Regiment and set in a dugout on the Somme 50 yards from enemy lines, just before the last great German offensive.

The play deals with the human and inconsequential details of daily life of a group of officers.  It highlights the resilience and understated decency of the human spirit under unimaginable pressure.

Sherriff always maintained the play was not written to make people ponder the stupidity and horrors of war, nor was it a piece of propaganda.  It was written to capture the waste and futility of conflict and to celebrate all those who fought in it.  It is a compelling classic World War 1 drama. 

This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.




Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Alan P Frayn 

12th-20th January 2018

Weeknights 7.30pm

Saturdays 2.30pm & 6.30pm

Sunday 2.30pm 

Poor Snow White, treated cruelly by her wicked stepmother, she finds herself abandoned in the woods.  How lucky that she meets an unusual bunch of little people who welcome her into their home.  But will Snow White be safe and will she get to meet her handsome prince?  You will have to come along to our annual family pantomime and find out!




Shelagh Stephenson

by kind permission of Samuel French

2nd - 10th March 2018

7.45pm (Sat 3rd 2.30pm)

"At three o'clock in the morning, this is what I think.  I think somebody killed him. They killed him, God, I don't know how I'm uttering these words... they killed him because he's white and Western and they hated him.  And it wasn't personal.  Which somehow makes it worse ."

When Lia and Nick's son disappears when overseas, all they have is an email that he was thinking of going to Jakarta, leaving hem with their own grief and uncertainty.  Then a stranger appears, uncannily like their son, covered in scars and holding Adam's passport... How does he know Adam?  Find out in this tense psychological thriller.




The Vicar of Dibley

A stage play by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter

adapted from the original TV series by Richard Curtis

and Paul Mayhew-Archer

With kind permission of Tiger Aspect Productions

11th-19th May 2018

7.45pm (Sat 12th 2.30pm)

The arrival of a new vicar in Dibley shakes up the parish council of a sleepy English village.  Is Dibley and its inhabitants ready for the wind of change that is Geraldine?  Join all the familiar characters from this well-loved TV Series and remind yourself just how much you laughed.  

Each show generates a donation to Comic Relief.



Carver Juniors present Shakespeare

29th-30th June 2018 

Friday 7.30 pm;

Saturday 2.30pm and 6.30pm

This year there will be 2 one-act plays:  A Midsummer Nights Disaster and Kids in Tights - The Play, by Bill Siviter.  Come and share with us this fabulous introduction to England's greatest playwright.

Saturday 3008Europe/Berlin 23rd. The Carver is a local theatre and we need your support.