Bournemouth Little Theatre stages between 6 and 8 productions each year and includes dramas, thrillers, comedies and farces.

The second half of the season has an international flavour with Nocturnal by a Spanish playwright, Suddenly Last Summer by Tennessee Williams and finally a second American play Doubt for which, the playwright, John Patrick Shanley gave us special permission to produce.

The Centenary Season

We open the season with Harold Pinter’s sinister classic The Birthday Party, a celebration turns into a nightmare! This will be the fourth time this play has been presented since it was first performed in 1958. As this is our ‘Birthday Season’, we felt it was an appropriate title to begin our celebrations.

A comedy of detection describes Mystery at Greenfingers, written by J B Priestley for the News Chronicle National Amateur Drama Competition in 1937 which was won by Bournemouth Little Theatre Club out of two hundred entries nationwide.

Christmas brings us a favourite from Television, Yes, Prime Minister adapted for the stage by Antony Jay and Jonathan Lynn. We meet Sir Humphrey, the Cabinet Secretary thwarting the will of the Prime Minister – again.

Shakespeare is represented with a modern dress comedic version of Timon of Athens. In our Centenary Season we pay tribute to the Club members who performed the first play on Brownsea Island over 50 years ago which became the foundation for the Brownsea Open Air Theatre of national renown.

To bring us up to date, and to show how far theatre has progressed, we present a beautifully touching, funny and bold modern play Things I Know To Be True by Andrew Bovell.

Finally, with Playhouse Creatures by April de Angelis we are taken backstage in a Restoration Playhouse to celebrate a bold moment in the history of modern theatre. The story is told with bawdy comedy, theatrical flair and emotional poignancy.

We hope you enjoy our mix of classic, modern, drama and comedy; and look forward to welcoming you to our Centenary Season.

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Andrew White: Retirement Tour

Andrew White: Retirement Tour

3rd May 2019 at 7.30pm

Andrew White : Retirement Tour

Friday 3rd May, 2019

What do you do when your life comes to a crossroads? Write a show about it of course!

At 19 years old Andrew White

Doubt, A Parable

Doubt, A Parable

3rd - 8th June 2019 at 7.45pm

Doubt, A Parable

Written by: John Patrick Shanley
Directed by: Rachael de Courcy Beamish

Monday 3rd - Saturday 8th June, 2019

In 1964 the winds of change are sweeping through…

Alan Johnson : In My Life - An Evening With..

Alan Johnson : In My Life - An Evening With..

20th September 2019 at 7.45pm

Alan Johnson : In My Life. An Evening With...

Friday 20th September, 2020

Alan Johnson is one of the most popular politicians of recent times and now a best-selling author, his memoirs selling half a million…

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