Nell Gwynn by Jessica Swale

Highbury Theatre Centre Sheffield Road, Sutton Coldfield

A bawdy, boisterous, colourful celebration of Nell Gwynn’s turbulent and exciting life in the burgeoning world of restoration theatre. She begins selling oranges, becomes a popular actress and then the King’s mistress, making money and enemies and losing friends on the way. Some lively songs add to the fun. 

£10

Maurice’s Jubilee by Nichola McAuliffe

Highbury Theatre Centre Sheffield Road, Sutton Coldfield

Moving, funny, and uplifting drama. Unexpectedly, on the eve of the coronation in 1953, Maurice met Princess Elizabeth who promised to have tea with him on his ninetieth birthday in her Jubilee year. Now approaching ninety and dying of cancer, the prospect of meeting the Queen keeps him going. 

£10

House Guest by Francis Durbridge

Highbury Theatre Centre Sheffield Road, Sutton Coldfield

Robert and Stella learn that their son has been kidnapped. The use of their house is required rather than a ransom. Two police officers arrive, search the house and find the lodger dead. But, are they really police officers? Discoveries and surprises abound in this tense, twisting, exciting thriller. 

£10

Highbury Carol Service

Emmanuel Church Little Green Lanes, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands

Audience members are very welcome to an evening of carols featuring the Emmanuel Church Choir, conducted by Richard Mason. There will also be readings by Highbury Players. Everybody is welcome back at Highbury Theatre for mince pies and mulled wine afterwards.

Free

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