Comedy Duo

Monday 15th - Saturday 20th July 2024 at 7.45 pm

A Handbag by Anthony Horowitz Directed by Mark Payne

Written by acclaimed novelist and screenwriter Anthony Horowitz for the National Theatre “A Handbag” is a dark comedy. Six young people are attempting to stage Oscar Wilde’s classic  “The Importance of Being Earnest”, but given they barely understand Victorian England, haven’t learnt their cues and can’t see how a baby can survive in a handbag, its unlikely to be an overwhelming success! And then when their troubled pasts begin to emerge the comedy takes a more serious turn….

The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard Directed by Judith Payne

This is a hilarious, satirical parody of the Agatha Christie Whodunnit genre.  Two theatre critics are watching a ludicrous set up of a country house murder mystery.  As the plot becomes more absurd, by chance, the critics become involved in the action, causing a series of events that parallel the play they are watching….

Doors open 7:15 pm, show starts 7.45pm. Tickets £12.50 (£8 on Magic Monday)


The Swan Theatre
138 Park Street
BA20 1QT