In recent years The Wye Theatre Company has produced the following plays:

2016

On Golden Pond

by Ernest Thompson

30th November – 3rd December 2016

at The Powell Theatre, Church Street, Hereford

This amateur production was presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd

 


A Shakespeare Gallimaufry

Wye Theatre’s contribution to the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death in 1616 was a revue of readings, poems, sketches and songs, most of which send up the Bard and his plays with affection and mischief.  We were delighted that it was really well received by our audiences, most of whom didn’t know what to expect but had an unexpectedly (for them!) laugh-filled and enjoyable evening.


Hay Fever by Noel Coward

Wednesday 25th to Saturday 28th February 2015

The Powell Theatre, Church Street, Hereford.

The Bliss family have each invited someone for a weekend house party, but their eccentricities and wild behaviour cause confusion among their guests who eventually decide that they can’t stand it any more…  

Directed by Dave Thomas.


Proof by David AuburnProof  by David Auburn

Thursday 28th May – Saturday 30th May 2015

Catherine is the daughter of Robert, a professor of mathematics who has recently died.   Catherine had cared for her father through a lengthy mental illness.  After Robert’s death, a former student discovers a proof about prime numbers in Robert’s office.   But can Catherine prove the proof’s authorship?   Throughout, the play explores Catherine’s fear of following in her father’s footsteps, both mathematically and mentally and her desperate attempts to stay in control.

In 2005, the play was adapted into a film starring Anthony Hopkins, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jake Gyllenhaal and Hope Davis, directed by John Madden.

 


God of Carnage by Yasmina Reza, translated by Christopher Hampton

May 2014

A boy has had a tooth knocked out in an altercation in the school playground with another boy.  Their parents meet to discuss how to resolve the matter and the evening descends into recriminations between the two couple and between husband and wife.


The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

November 2013

Bianca can’t get married until her older sister Katherine has found a husband, but Kate has a fearsome reputation for a bad temper.  Who will take her on?

Enter Petruchio, who is looking for a wealthy wife, never mind her flaws.  Kate and Petruchio can each give as good as they get, but is Kate the termagant she seems to be?

Is Petruchio as good-humoured as he appears?  Will Bianca get her man?  Which of her suitors will be satisfied?  Will there be a happy ending?


They Came to a City by JB Priestley

May 2013

They Came to a City introduces nine characters from differing social backgrounds who arrive outside the gates of a city.  They are unsure of their circumstances – are they dead, or dreaming? – but the gates open and they enter a civilisation free from injustice and inequality.  However, this utopian world does not suit everybody.


The Night of the Iguana  by Tennessee Williams

November 2012

The Rev Lawrence T. Shannon has been ostracised by his church and obtains employment as a tour guide for a second-rate travel agency.  Shannon escorts group of women to a cheap hotel on the coast of Mexico managed by his friend Maxine.  Shannon’s group turns against him, and Maxine, who is interested in him for purely carnal reasons, takes pity.  Then spinster Hannah Jelkes arrives with her grandfather who, despite his failing health, is composing his last poem. Life gets difficult for Shannon!


The Lesson & The Bald Soprano by Eugene Ionesco

May 2012

Two of Ionesco’s classic Theatre of the Absurd one act comedies in a double bill.


Earlier productions

For details of earlier productions, back to the 1940s, go to wyetheatre.co.uk/past.htm