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ASPECTS OF LOVE

PREVIEWS 5TH-7TH JULY/ RUNS; 7TH JULY to 9TH AUGUST

With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black and Charles Hart, based on the novel by David Garnett. Aspects of Love tells the story of passion, love, life and loss across three generations of a family and their artistic companions, against a background of 1940’s France and Italy.

THE RETURN OF THE SOLDIER

PREVIEWS 6TH-7TH SEPTEMBER/ RUNS; 8TH to 29TH SEPTEMBER

The Return of the Soldier, by Charles Miller and Tim Sanders, is a musical adaptation of Rebecca West’s remarkable novella written at the end of World War One. This exciting new musical adaptation will bring a compelling story of war to a whole new generation.

A CHRISTMAS STORY THE MUSICAL

PREVIEWS FRIDAY 26TH-27TH OCTOBER/ RUNS; 27TH OCTOBER to 1ST DECEMBER

Set in the 1940s in the fictional town of Hohman, Indiana, the musical follows 9-year-old Ralphie Parker and his quest for the Holy Grail of Christmas gifts—an Official Red Ryder carbine-action 200-shot Range Model air rifle. Rebuffed at every turn, Ralphie plots numerous schemes to achieve his desperate desire for the coveted BB gun…

Hope Mill Theatre’s Play Reading Club

Come and join our play reading club, on the last Friday of each month and read a variety of plays old and new! Next play reading is on Friday 29th June 11am to 1pm

The Wasp

Tuesday 12th of June - Saturday 16th of June

Heather and Carla haven’t seen each other since school. Their lives have taken very different paths Carla lives a hand-to-mouth existence while Heather has a high-flying career, husband and a beautiful home. And yet, here they are in a café having tea and making awkward conversation. That is until Heather presents Carla with a bag containing a significant amount of cash and an unexpected proposition…

GUY A New Musical – POWERHOUSE PLAYS

Tuesday 19th of June

Guy, a shy and overweight millennial, is failing in the departments of mates, dates and fun – dating apps can be cruel if you don’t look like a model. When he’s ghosted by his Romeo, he tries the latest 10-step self-help plan to get noticed: diets, exercise regimes, new wardrobes… but can he resist the temptation of being someone else when the chance is literally at his fingertips.

FLIGHT – Powerhouse Plays

Wednesday 20th of June

As a woman in the 1890’s it wasn’t a path she was expected to follow, so how did she overcome derision and social expectations to create what became a national organisation with over 1 million members and the largest of it’s kind in Europe?

A Dangerous Woman – POWERHOUSE PLAYS

Wednesday 20th of June

When a woman discovers a completely unexpected, undreamed of career change through seemingly adverse circumstances, she embarks o a whirlwind romance with everything she shouldn’t. With a marriage descending into a mixture of apathy, rage and enforced dependency and the reality of losing everything in order to gain her freedom, A Dangerous Woman is funny, poignant, touching and disturbing open door to a world into which we all could so easily enter. 

ICONIC – A Brief History of Drag

Friday 22nd of June

Following sell-out performances in the UK and Australia, drag sensation Velma Celli makes her stunning Brighton debut with ICONIC – A Brief History of Drag.

With the triple threat of heavenly vocals, theatrical swagger and razor-sharp wit, this drag superstar celebrates the most iconic drag moments of film, stage and popular culture.

The Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet

Monday 25th June - Friday 29th June

Shakespeare’s, famous tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, comes to Hope Mill this Summer, with an all-female cast. Compelling in its timelessness, this play will capture audiences with its deeply human story and enduring themes of love, fate and family.  Reflecting on the divisions that persist in today’s world, this  production will be a fearless retelling of the […]

Unseemly Women

Friday 29th June at 2pm

Responding to the stimulus of Romeo & Juliet, four writers, with the assistance of female actors, have created 15 – 20 minute short plays. Come and see what they have built over four workshops, in collaboration with the evening production of Romeo & Juliet. 

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Tuesday 28th of August

Side By Side Productions are delighted to return to Hope Mill Theatre this year to perform [title of show] – the show within a show about a musical theatre show! 

With music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell, it follows the story of two struggling writers as they write a new musical for a festival. As the deadline for submissions looms, the pair make a pact to write until the festival’s deadline and submit whatever they’ve written… even if that means a collection of hilariously random conversations between themselves and friends Susan, Heidi and Larry.

Closets the Musical

14th of August - 23rd of August

A new original musical extravaganza starring Lloyd Daniels ( X-Factor, Joseph National Tour), It’s 1988, 16 year old Henry is struggling with his sexuality and identity. He goes inside his Closet and time travels to 2018 and meets a young boy Ben, living in his bedroom dealing with similar issues.

The Pride

Tuesday 16th of October

The powerful debut play from Alexi Kaye Campbell (Apologia, The Faith Machine, Bracken Moor), presented by Green Carnation Company.