How the Other Half Loves by Alan Ayckbourn

Highbury Theatre Centre Sheffield Road, Sutton Coldfield

Three couples. Affairs. Suspicions. Jealousies. Possibly Ayckbourn’s funniest play. Frank and Fiona are posh; Bob and Teresa are socially a notch below them; William wants to better himself and Mary is humble and nervous. Teresa suspects Bob of having an affair, which he is; William suspects Mary of having an affair which she isn’t; Frank… Read More ›

£10

Handbagged by Moira Buffini

Highbury Theatre Centre Sheffield Road, Sutton Coldfield

The Queen’s weekly meetings with Mrs Thatcher.  Satirical and serious. What happened between the Queen and Margaret Thatcher during their weekly meetings? Moira Buffini takes an amusing look at the contrasting outlooks and values of these two singular women. There are elements of bold comedy and some caricature; also moments of pathos in reactions to… Read More ›

£10

Northanger Abbey

Highbury Theatre Centre Sheffield Road, Sutton Coldfield

Jane Austen’s sparkling satire on fashionable manners and Gothic horror. Catherine Morland is taken to Bath by the Allens, meets the gushing and profuse Isabella and they quickly become friends, frightening themselves reading ‘The Mysteries of Udolpho’. When the Tilneys invite her to stay at Northanger Abbey, Catherine can scarcely contain her excitement. Please Note:… Read More ›

£10

Production Launch – ‘It Runs in the Family’

Highbury Theatre Centre Sheffield Road, Sutton Coldfield

It Runs in The Family by Ray Cooney Directed by Phil Astle To be performed from Tuesday 13 September to Saturday 24 September 2022 at 7.30pm. It Runs in the Family is an out and out comedy by the master of farce, Ray Cooney.The action (and there is a lot of it) is set in… Read More ›

Production Launch – ‘Art’

Highbury Theatre Centre Sheffield Road, Sutton Coldfield

Art by Yasmina Reza translated by Christopher Hampton Directed by Ken Agnew To be performed from Tuesday 18 October to Saturday 29 October 2022 at 7.30pm. Art is a funny and thought provoking play which examines the nature of friendships (particularly male friendships) and what happens when one friend does something unexpected which changes their… Read More ›

‘A Story of More Woe’ & ‘What Happened to Algy’

Highbury Theatre Centre Sheffield Road, Sutton Coldfield

That Birmingham Theatre Company and the Highbury Players present two new period comedies from exciting local writers on one night! ‘A Story of More Woe’ by Richard Constable is an amusing twist on the classic love story of Romeo & Juliet, with Juliet considering her options after learning of her lover’s death. In Ian Appleby’s… Read More ›

£5