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THE REAL EDDIE SPENCER
by Keith Orton
When is the right time to tell the truth? In this brand new play, the sudden arrival of Eddie to his son’s home in Australia at Christmas, brings about a chain of events with a few surprises. Eddie is unwell and has a secret which he needs to tell before it’s too late. However, so much is standing in his way, including ghosts of his dead ex-wife and his partner. Will he be able to tell the truth and put things right before it is too late? Will decisions made in the past affect the present? This haunting story loosely based on A Christmas Carol, deals with adult themes and is funny, yet painfully moving, in equal measure.
Please note: Contatins adult themes. Suitable for audiences aged 13+.
by Le Navet Bete and John Nicholson
11 – 20 January 2024 at 7.30pm (PLEASE NOTE THE EARLIER START TIME)
Matinées: both Saturdays at 2.30pm; No performance on Sunday or Monday
Group/school bookings: 10 tickets for the price of 9.
(01883 349850 Mon to Sat 10am–1pm)
Fourteen-year-old Jim Hawkins is serving ale in The Admiral Benbow Inn – when suddenly the door slams open and in strides Billy Bones, the infamous pirate, to change Jim's life forever…
Soon, Jim finds himself on board The Jolly Todger and setting sail on the high seas. Alongside him, the crew includes Captain Birdseye, Black Dog, Blue Peter, the one-legged Long John Silver, and a parrot called Alexa – and their destination: a mysterious tropical paradise in the Caribbean named Treasure Island. Or Skeleton Island. Depends who you ask.
This riotously chaotic adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's beloved Treasure Island is a collaboration between John Nicholson (The Three Musketeers, The Hound of the Baskervilles) and the physical-comedy theatre company Le Navet Bete, with four actors playing dozens of characters.‘A nugget of lovingly crafted seasonal silliness – a real treasure.’ The Stage
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with NICK HERN BOOKS.
THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY
Monday 11 December 2023 at 8pm
Tickets: £5 – on sale now
The story of an unremarkable man who sets off on a remarkable journey. Based on the 2012 New York Times and Sunday Times bestseller of the same name, this heartfelt and original take on the coming-of-age narrative will resonate with audiences of all ages. Recently retired, Harold Fry is well into his 60s and content to fade quietly into the background of life. Harold’s life with his wife Maureen is uneventful and their marriage frozen, due to an unspeakable conflict relating to the absence of their son, until one day, Harold learns his old friend Queenie is dying. He sets off to the post office to send her a letter and decides to keep walking: all the way to her hospice, 450 miles away.
A story of rediscovery and transformation, this is an uplifting reminder that you’re never too old to take a chance, and that kindness is less rare than you think. The heartfelt narrative is anchored by poignant performances from Academy Award Winner Jim Broadbent as Harold, alongside Dame Penelope Wilton DBE as his wife Maureen.
Cert 12 | 103 mins
SAFEGUARDING AND OTHER POLICIES
The Miller Centre Theatre Company and the Miller Centre Club respect the diverse ethnic, faith, sexual orientation and lifestyles of our community, audience and membership and have in place policies to cover Anti-Bullying and Harassment, Equality and Diversity and the Safeguarding of Young People and Adults at Risk.
Pamela Cuthill, our Safeguarding Officer, has recently updated our various policies which can be viewed and downloaded here.
These policies include full details of our obligations and responsibilities together with contact information and the complaints procedure. All members are encouraged to familiarise themselves with these policies.