Theatre: Orwell classic to launch Stahl Theatre season

My Father and Other Superheroes at the Stahl Theatre.

My Father and Other Superheroes at the Stahl Theatre.

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Oundle’s Stahl Theatre launches the inaugural season under new director Naomi Jones tonight with George Orwell’s Animal Farm.

Adapted by Peter Hall, and directed by Damson Young, it is being performed by an all female cast from Oundle School tonight and tomorrow at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £5.

My Father and Other Super Heroes

Wednesday January 28, 7.45pm. Tickets: £9.50

Spending most of his life without a father figure, Nick realised that Superman, Luke Skywalker and Spider Man (among others) had filled that role as he grew up, inadvertently providing the blueprints of how to be a good father.

My Father and Other Superheroes, performed by Nimble Fish, follows Nick’s journey – from being smuggled out of his home country of Uganda at a young age, to the UK, Saudi Arabia and Kenya - to learn what it takes to truly become a hero.

The Exam

February 10, 11 and 12 at 7.45pm. Tickets: £5

Exam time. Three pupils find themselves holed up in the same exam hall, waiting for their papers to arrive.

As the wait lengthens, each has to survive a powerful barrage of self-doubt, parental pressure and adult incompetence.

Written by Andy Hamilton, regular team member on Have I Got News For You, The Exam offers an often hilarious yet thought-provoking look at the considerable pressures facing pupils today.

Playland

February 24, 7.45pm. Tickets: £9.50.

New Year’s Eve. An amusement park. Two strangers meet in the dead of night.

Welcome to Playland… Set in the heart of rural South Africa, Playland is a gripping, comic and deeply moving account of a country in the grips of an Apartheid regime.

Written by Athol Furgard - one of the world’s most performed playwrights, and performed by New Perspectives, this is suitable for 16+ years.

For ticket details contact the theatre on 01832 273930 or email stahltickets@oundleschool.org.uk