Simon Russell Beale plays William Shakespeare’s Richard II, recorded from the stage of the Almeida Theatre in London. This visceral new production about the limits of power will be directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, whose previous plays include Little Revolution at the Almeida and Absolute Hell at the National Theatre. Richard II, King of England, is irresponsible, foolish and vain. His weak leadership sends his kingdom into disarray and his court into uproar. Seeing no other option but to seize power, the ambitious Bolingbroke challenges the throne and the king’s divine right to rule.
This is a recorded screening
Tickets are £13 Adults, £12 Courthouse Friends
To book tickets please call our box office on 01943 467466 or go online at otleycourthouse.org.uk
Agatha Christie was one of the greatest and most prolific thriller writers of all time. In 1926, she was at the centre of a mystery as perplexing as any of her fiction; a series of events that sparked one of the biggest and most extensive manhunts in history. Her crashed car was discovered in Surrey and the famous author was missing, presumed dead by many for eleven days. When she was eventually found at a luxury hotel in Harrogate, the author claimed that she was suffering from amnesia and remembered nothing. Neither the press nor the police believed her… Did she lie or was it really amnesia? As in all good thrillers, all will be revealed. Actor Liz Grand (The Second-Best Bed), presents her stunning one woman show.
Deep in an enchanted forest, everybody’s looking for something to eat. A tasty treat, a sticky sweet – some children’s feet? Hansel and Gretel are lost, searching for a way home, only to find themselves on the menu of a sweet-toothed witch. Goody and Storey and Norwich Puppet Theatre present a colourful retelling of the classic Grimm’s’ fairy tale, serving up a feast of delicious music, dynamic scenery and knock-your-socks-off puppetry. A show to tickle your eyes, your ears, and your taste buds.
For ages 3+ and their families
Tickets are £9 adults, £7 children
To book please call our box office on 01943 467466 or go online at otleycourthouse.org.uk
Writer and theatre maker John Osborne returns to the stage with a double bill of two evocative, funny and heart-warming storytelling shows. Cult Edinburgh sell out show John Peel’s Shed is about a box of records that once belonged to Radio 1 DJ John Peel. This is the story of what John did next with those records. The show was a complete sell out at the 2011 Edinburgh fringe, receiving five-star reviews and was adapted for BBC Radio 4. After touring the country it’s back for a few shows, performed alongside John’s new show Circled in the Radio Times, about his grandfather’s collection of old magazines and the changing ways all of us watch television.
Tickets are £12