Lewis and Waldorf were inseparable at university. Ten years on and a lot has changed. In the middle of a drunken night out, they make a bet that will take their friendship to whole new level.
Based on the film Humpday, adapted for the stage by award-winning writer DC Moore and directed by Richard Wilson, this is the world première of Straight, a razor-sharp new comedy.
The Woman in Black – Lyceum – 5th-10th November
A lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by the spectre of a ‘Woman in Black’, engages a sceptical young actor to help him tell his terrifying story and exorcise the fear that grips his soul. It all begins innocently enough, but as they reach further into his darkest memories the borders between make believe and reality begin to blur and the flesh begins to creep…
We Hope That You’re Happy (Why Would We Lie?) – Lantern -23rd/24th November
Jess is stuck. Her lifelong friend, Chris, can’t help. The others are out getting wasted. And the world is falling apart.
Luckily Jess and Chris have a cooler full of beer, a goofy rapport, a series of dance moves – and a sincere desire to make you happy.
Or so they claim.
Frankenstein – Sheffield Drama Studio – 14th-17th Novemeber
A new adaptation by Charlie Steele, based on the novel by Mary Shelley. Victor Frankenstein has discovered the secret of life itself. The ambition of a genius has driven him to animate a monstrous creature, constructed from stolen body parts. After he abandons his creation, nothing can prepare Victor, or those closest to him, for what’s to come.
A powerful and devastating story, Frankenstein explores themes of parental responsibility, masculinity, femininity, death, and asks what should be within the realm of human endeavour.