2018-18-9 Season's Plays


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


Wife After Death

Eric Chappell

14th-22nd Sept 2018

Matinee Sat 15th

Comedian and national treasure Dave Thursby has died and on the day of his funeral, friends and colleagues gather beside his coffin to pay their last respects.  Then, an unfamiliar woman in flamboyant mourning clothes arrives, and a series of revelations end with all the guests asking themselves if they ever knew the “real” Dave. 

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


The Hollow

Agatha Christie

2nd-10th Nov 2018

Matinee Sat 3rd

Romantic connections explode into murder one weekend at The Hollow, home of Sir Henry and Lady Angkatell. Dr John Cristow is a guest, as are Henrietta, his mistress, Veronica, his ex-mistress and Gerda, his wife.

To complicate matters further also present are Edward who is in love with Henrietta and Madge, who is in love with Edward. John’s ex-mistress desires to marry him and though she succeeds in re-opening their affair, he refuses to divorce his wife. Veronica unwisely threatens if she cannot have him no-one else will. Will the audience work it out before the Inspector? That is the $64000 question.

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



Bradford and Webster

11th-19th January 2019

Matinees on Saturdays and Sunday

A beautiful young girl with long golden hair is locked away in a tower by an evil witch. Enter a dashing Prince and his loyal companion to save her with the help of a good fairy. Throw in a hairdresser, two bumbling nit wits, jokes, slapstick, great songs and dances and this will make you smile and laugh out loud! 

A traditional story with a twist or two along the way is set in a more contemporary style that we know will entertain you!

Script provided by NODA Pantomimes.



Patrick Hamilton

1st - 9th March 2019

Matinee Sat 2nd

Bella Manningham suffers from what she believes are the early stages of insanity. Her husband, Jack Manningham, struggles to help her and spends his evenings out on the town in order to cope. Or so he makes her believe. Then late one evening, a stranger comes to the house while Jack is out and explains he is there to help Mrs. Manningham. Who is this man and what secrets does he know? Is Bella truly going mad?

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



Mary Chase

10th-18th May 2019

Matinee Sat 11th

Harvey is the story of a perfect gentleman, Elwood P. Dowd, and his best friend, Harvey - a six-foot tall, invisible rabbit. When Elwood begins introducing Harvey around town, his embarrassed sister, Veta Louise and her daughter, Myrtle Mae, determine to commit Elwood to a sanatorium. A mistake is made, however, and Veta is committed rather than Elwood! 

This amateur production is presented by special arrangement with Josef  Weinberger Limited.


Carver Juniors present Porridge! 

Craig Hawes

5th-6th July 2019

Matinee Sat 6th

When a crime wave hits Happy Valley, there’s a caseload of mysteries to be solved! It’s down to Private Detective Jack Spratt to uncover the terrifying truth in this tale of mystery, mayhem and breakfast cereal! Join Jack, Goldie Locks and a cast of crazy characters in this brand new side-splitting musical comedy.

Tuesday 3107Europe/Berlin 16th. The Carver is a local theatre and we need your support.