Fail Again, Fail Better Promotional Image

The writings of Samuel Beckett (1906-1989) are often thought of as very bleak and pessimistic. But there is in fact a rich vein of humour running through his work, humour that is sometimes mordant and often quirky. Actors Charles Bell and David Sumner, both with a long-standing interest in Samuel Beckett, will read extracts from … Read more

A night at the Pantones promotional image

Theatre favourites Dominic Goodwin, Bromwyn Jennison, Amelia Gillen and James Potter return to The Swallow Theatre with a laugh out loud show celebrating that great British institution: the pantomime. ‘Last Panto in Little Grimley’ centres on a fading amateur dramatic group, The Grimley Players, who, due to dwindling audiences, are forced into staging a risqué … Read more

Play Reading 2019-2020 Featured Image

“I love you with so much of my heart that none is left to protest.” Our final play reading of this winter will be Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare. This is one of Shakespeare’s most popular comedies. Sharp-talking wits, the confirmed bachelor Benedick and the free-spirited Beatrice, are tricked by friends into believing … Read more

Wild as The White Waves Promotional Picture

‘Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it.’ It is 19th October 1950, at Steepletop, a remote farmhouse in the pinewoods of upstate New York. Through the early hours of the morning, Edna St Vincent Millay drinks and reminisces, sharing the extraordinary highs and lows of her tumultuous … Read more

Robert Ross A Funny Way to Make a Living promotional picture

Robert Ross is Britain’s foremost comedy historian. He is a frequent guest broadcaster on radio and television, and is the author of over twenty books on comedy. He is the official consultant for the Carry Onfranchise, and has written several scripts for the Doctor Who audio collection. Robert has been writing about the history and … Read more

The Play's The Thing Promotional Picture

Do you know your Bottom from your Puck…How about your Henry from your Hecate…Shakespeare buff or Bard blagger? This exciting and fun-filled production is a fantastical tour through the world of Shakespeare for novice and aficionado alike. Using scenes from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Twelfth Night, Romeo and Juliet and more, The Globe Players (your tour guides) create an accessible … Read more

Fitzwilliam Quartet Promotional Picture

The Swallow Theatre Association are delighted to welcome back The Fitzwilliam String Quartet.  The quartet, named after Fitzwilliam College Cambridge, gave their first performance 50 years ago.  This makes them one of the longest established string quartets in the world – and possibly unique in having reached this milestone with an original player still on board! … Read more

Fitzwilliam Quartet Promotional Picture

The Swallow Theatre Association are delighted to welcome back The Fitzwilliam String Quartet.  The quartet, named after Fitzwilliam College Cambridge, gave their first performance 50 years ago.  This makes them one of the longest established string quartets in the world – and possibly unique in having reached this milestone with an original player still on board! … Read more

Fitzwilliam Quartet Promotional Picture

The Swallow Theatre Association are delighted to welcome back The Fitzwilliam String Quartet.  The quartet, named after Fitzwilliam College Cambridge, gave their first performance 50 years ago.  This makes them one of the longest established string quartets in the world – and possibly unique in having reached this milestone with an original player still on board! … Read more

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