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The Old Bull & Bush: NODA Review
Our NODA review for The Old Bull & Bush - December 2018

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  • frankenstein lindley players

    Tickets £10
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    A Lindley Players Production
    Wednesday 23rd - Saturday 26th October, 7:45pm
    Slowly I learnt the ways of humans: how to ruin, how to hate, how to debase, how to humiliate. And at the feet of my master I learnt the highest of human skills, the skill no other creature owns: I finally learnt how to lie.

    Childlike in his innocence but grotesque in form, Frankenstein's bewildered creature is cast out into a hostile universe by his horror-struck maker. Met with cruelty wherever he goes, the friendless Creature, increasingly desperate and vengeful, determines to track down his creator and strike a terrifying deal.

    Urgent concerns of scientific responsibility, parental neglect, cognitive development and the nature of good and evil are embedded within this thrilling and deeply disturbing classic gothic tale.

    Frankenstein, based on the novel by Mary Shelley, premiered at the National Theatre, London, in February 2011.
  • amsnd nt 2019

    Tickets £10
    Rated 12A
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    NT Live: A Midsummer Night's Dream
    Tuesday 12th November, 7pm

    ‘The course of true love never did run smooth.’

    A feuding fairy King and Queen of the forest cross paths with four runaway lovers and a troupe of actors trying to rehearse a play. As their dispute grows, the magical royal couple meddle with mortal lives leading to love triangles, mistaken identities and transformations… with hilarious, but dark consequences.

    Shakespeare’s most famous romantic comedy will be captured live from the Bridge Theatre in London. Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones), Oliver Chris (Green Wing, NT Live: Young Marx), David Moorst (NT Live: Allelujah!) and Hammed Animashaun (The Barber Shop Chronicles) lead the cast as Titania, Oberon, Puck and Bottom.

    Directed by Nicholas Hytner, this production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will build on the success of his immersive staging of Julius Caesar (NT Live 2018). The Bridge Theatre will become a forest – a dream world of flying fairies, contagious fogs and moonlight revels, surrounded by a roving audience following the action on foot.

  • hansard nt 2019

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    Rated 15
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    NT Live: Hansard
    Thursday 21st November, 7pm

    Hansard by Simon Wood

    Hansard; noun
    The official report of all parliamentary debates.

    See two-time Olivier Award winners, Lindsay Duncan (Birdman,About Time) and Alex Jennings (The Lady in the Van, The Queen), in this brand-new play by Simon Wood, broadcast live from the National Theatre in London.

    It’s a summer’s morning in 1988 and Tory politician Robin Hesketh has returned home to the idyllic Cotswold house he shares with his wife of 30 years, Diana. But all is not as blissful as it seems.

    Diana has a stinking hangover, a fox is destroying the garden, and secrets are being dug up all over the place. As the day draws on, what starts as gentle ribbing and the familiar rhythms of marital scrapping quickly turns to blood-sport.

    Don’t miss this witty and devastating portrait of the governing class, directed by Simon Godwin (NT Live: Antony & Cleopatra, Twelfth Night) and part of National Theatre Live’s 10thbirthday season.

  • heroes tom stoppard

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    A Lindley Players Production
    Wednesday 4th - Saturday 7th December, 7:45pm

    Heroes is set in August 1959 in a home somewhere in France for retired military men. The play takes place outside on a terrace in the garden of a convent hospital where Philippe and Henri are hatching a plan to escape.
    "Gerald Sibleyras' 90-minute French comedy, given an elegant English gloss by is translator Tom Stoppard and the ironic title Heroes, achieves a seductive fusion of the comic, sad and absurd." Nicholas de Jongh, Evening Standard
  • present laughter 2019

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    Rated 12A
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    NT Live: Present Laughter
    Thursday 12th December, 7pm

    Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

    As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

    Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

  • panto 2020

    Tickets £10

    Tickets go on sale Saturday 7th December, from 8am in person and from midday online

    Panto at the Playhouse: The Stolen Princess!
    A Lindley Players Production
    Thursday 16th - Saturday 18th January @ 7:45pm
    Wednesday 22nd - Saturday 25th January @ 7:45pm Saturday 18th, Sunday 19th, Saturday 25th & Sunday 26th January @ 2:30pm
    There's evil afoot in Pantoland as characters are mysteriously vanishing from all the pantos. When Princess Aurora becomes the latest to disappear, the King decides a search-and-rescue mission is needed, involving Jack the hero of the Beanstalk and Prince Valiant, the hero of his own imagination.
    Will they succeed? Should they even bother, since she's not that nice a princess anyway? Will everyone live happily ever after? Or even for a while?