Hand to God

Hand to God by Robert Askins

Auditions: Wednesday 28th November beginning at 7:30pm and Sunday 2nd December at 2pm. You only need to attend one audition session.

Performances: 9th – 13th April (not including Friday 12th) 7:30pm Assembly Roxy

Mild-mannered, shy Jason has sought solace in his mother’s Christian puppet ministry after the death of his father. In the basement of a conservative church in Cypress, Texas, Jason discovers a blossoming talent for puppetry and thinks that things might just turn out okay. His mom and Pastor Greg seem pleased, the local bully is largely indifferent, and his puppetry has even caught the eye of the cute girl in the youth group.
But the youth group has a monster in their midst: Jason’s puppet, Tyrone. As Tyrone’s foul-mouthed, irreverent, and devilishly funny influence over Jason steadily grows, no one’s secrets are safe. Not content with mere anarchy, Tyrone won’t be satisfied until
he’s dragged everyone to hell and back.

Is Tyrone simply Jason’s voice of grief and rage, or is Tyrone something far more sinister? Is Tyrone what he claims to be: the devil?

Hand to God, a play the New Yorker called Sesame Street meets The Exorcist, is a hilarious, lightening-paced, very adult comedy that explores the startling fragile nature of faith, morality, and familial ties that bind

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All About My Mother

All About My Mother A play by Samuel Adamson, based on the film by Pedro Almodovar

21st – 24th November inclusive, 7:30pm Assembly Roxy
Tickets £10 advance, £12 on the door
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To all actresses who have played actresses. To all women who act. To men who act and become women. To all the people who want to be mothers.
Pedro Almodovar, to the audience of All About My Mother

Spain, 1999.

In Barcelona, Manuela makes a new life for herself after the death of her son, working on a stage production of A Streetcar Named Desire. She is reunited with an old transgender friend, Agrado, who she finds working as a prostitute, and makes new friends in the shape of Rosa, a terminally ill young nun, and Huma Rojo, the famous and formidable grand dame stage actress whom her late son idolised.

As Manuela rebuilds her life in a new city with a new job and new friends, her son’s estranged father returns to her life with tragic and life changing consequences for them all. Continue reading All About My Mother