"Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow
Creeps in this petty pace from day to day
To the last syllable of recorded time;
And all our yesterdays have lighted fools
The way to dusty death. "
(Macbeth: Act V Scene V)
'TAKEN AT MIDNIGHT' by Mark Hayhurst
The Mill Studio, Yvonne Arnaud Theatre, Guildford
Wednesday 11th to Saturday 14th April 2018
Evenings at 8.00pm
Taken at Midnight is set in Berlin during the 1930s when a brilliant lawyer, Hans Litten, called Hitler as a witness in the trial of a gang of SA men. On the night of the Reichstag fire, Hitler has Litten arrested as an enemy of human society. As Litten disappears into the Nazi system, his mother, Irmgard, often at enormous personal risk, fights for the release of her son. This riveting drama explores her struggle, her son's resistance and the heroic battle of the weak against the powerful, truth against lies and mothers against murderers.
First commissioned for the 2014 Chichester Festival and starring Penelope Wilton, the play then transferred to the West End for a further successful run.
Lighted Fools Theatre Company is proud to be presenting what is likely to be the first production of the play outside Chichester and London. It will be directed by Richard Parish with design by David Hemsley-Brown
The cast will feature Alison Brooks as Irmgard Litten, Nick Lund as Hans Litten and Graham Collier as Dr. Conrad . It will also include Lighted Fools regulars, Derek Watts, Paul Halliwell, and David Hemsley-Brown, and making their debuts with the Company, Steve Alais and Ben Howarth
01483 44 00 00 OR online at Yvonne Arnaud
Lighted Fools is delighted to be returning to the Riverhouse Barn, Walton-on-Thames with a production of Ordinary Days by Adam Gwon. The show will be presented in association with Creative Minds Theatre Company
'…...a heartfelt and clever look at life in modern-day New York.' (‘Time Out’, New York)
Ordinary Days is an original one-act musical by exciting new writer/composer, Adam Gwon. It has a refreshingly honest and funny score of vibrant and memorable songs. When Deb loses her most precious possession - the notes to her graduate thesis - she unwittingly starts a chain of events that turns the ordinary days of four New Yorkers into something extraordinary. Told through a series of intricately connected songs and vignettes, Ordinary Days is about growing up and enjoying the view.
Directed and designed by Polly King with musical direction by David Perkins and lighting by Eddie King, the show will feature Timothy Brown, Elliott Griffiths, Stephanie Napier and Danni Stembridge all making their debuts with Lighted Fools.
01932 253354 OR online at Riverhouse Barn
“A work of rare simplicity and beauty” (The New York Daily News)
In this funny, endearing and touching story, Ethel and Norman Thayer return to their summer home on Golden Pond for the forty-eighth year. He is a retired professor nearing eighty, but still as tart-tongued, observant and eager for life as ever. His spirited wife, Ethel, delights in all the small things that have enriched and continue to enrich their long life together. Changes are on the horizon when their daughter Chelsea and her fiancé Bill visit and leave Billy Junior with Ethel and Norman to care for over the summer. A bond is created as the generations learn from each other. As the summer wanes, so does their brief idyll, and in the final, deeply moving moments of the play, Norman and Ethel are brought even closer together.
The play will be directed and designed by David Hemsley-Brown with lighting and sound by Alex Lyon and will feature Richard Parish and Sue Pollard as Norman and Ethel Thayer. Sue will be making her debut appearance with Lighted Fools. Completing the cast will be regular Fools, Polly King, Nick Lund and Eddie King alongside 13 year-old Harry Jarvis who will also be making his Lighted Fools debut to play Billy Ray.
Box-Office: 01483 44 00 00 OR online at Yvonne Arnaud