What’s On

COMING IN JANUARY 2020

Book now – call 023 8067 1771 – or click here to book

NST Campus, Southampton – tickets from just £10

22-25 January – includes family matinee on Saturday 25th January

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SUP proudly presents

E. Nesbit’s The Railway Children

Adapted by Mike Kenny Directed by Paul Green

“Daddy! My Daddy!”

Marking the 50th anniversary of the much-loved film version, SUP returns with this acclaimed production of E. Nesbit’s classic story of an Edwardian family forced to relocate to rural Yorkshire.

With unforgettable characters including the central trio of children – Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis – this Olivier Award-winning adaptation enjoyed a record-breaking run at London’s Waterloo Station.

“Adults and children alike are enthralled by the clever mix of imagination and reality” – Financial Times
“Glorious adaptation… it never for a moment runs out of steam” – Guardian

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OCTOBER 2019:

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MAY/JUNE 2019

ROYAL VICTORIA COUNTRY PARK on 6th May, and the ‘Lepe Into History’ festival at LEPE COUNTRY PARK on Saturday 1st June


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Visit the festival website

GHOST STORY by Mark Ravenhill – directed by Troy Chessman

AND TELL SAD STORIES OF THE DEATHS OF QUEENS by Tennessee Williams – directed by Paul Cresser

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JANUARY 2019

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Double-bill of comedy murder mysteries – October 2018

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The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard

A Jolly Sinister Jape by Elliot Strange


May 2019 double-bill – Rose Theatre, Eastleigh

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SUP WINS THE 40th TOTTON FESTIVAL OF DRAMA 2018

SUP entered two one-act plays into the Totton Drama Festival in March 2018

WINNER: Best Play, Best Actor (Stephen Fenerty), Best Original Script (Chris Hawley), Technical Achievement for set, lighting and sound

Bully Beef and Whizzbangs – a world premiere – then went through to the All England Theatre Festival quarter finals in Weymouth (Southern and Mercia Division) and won that too – then competed in the AETF national semi finals in Dawlish, coming a close second (by one point!)

Plus nomination – Best Actress: Darlings, You Were Wonderful!

More details on the plays…


Bully Beef and Whizzbangs

Written and Directed by Chris Hawley
**WORLD PREMIERE**

ww1The play is set in the battlefields of France during 1916. Smudger, a new arrival at the Front, is keen to shoot his first German whilst Harry is more interested in keeping his head down, thinking of home and enjoying his mug of tea.

Full of trench humour, WHIZZBANGS is a wry look at life in the trenches through the eyes of two reluctant heroes. Stuck in a hole, surrounded by mud and death, how will our boys cope with the ever present danger of being shot or blown to smithereens?
“Cheer up chum! The first seven years is the worst!”


Darlings, You Were Wonderful!

Written by Derek Lomas – Directed by Paul Cresser, SUP’s Secretary!

A comedy for women… The action takes place in the dressing room of a Little Theatre, where the Amazon Theatre Group is about to perform a little-known 17th century Spanish play in a drama festival: “The Well of Defilement” by Juan Ruiz de Aragon.

Dressing-RoomAmid multiple tensions and general chaos backstage, missing cast member Lesley staggers in, paralytically drunk and dressed in motorcycle gear.

Will the adjudicator be impressed by the seething passion of the cast – and with Lesley’s motorcycle regalia…?


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