Fri 10 Feb - Sat 18 Feb 2017 (no performance Sunday)


Written by Thornton Wilder.

Directed by Paul Clarkson.

THIS IS A PROMENADE PRODUCTION. You will generally be standing (although some seating will be available) and walk about rather than sit, watching the action happening amongst you and possibly even following the performers around the performance space.

OUR TOWN is about nothing, yet about everything. Following the seemingly mundane suburban lives of the Webbs and the Gibbs in a sleepy backwater of New Hampshire at the turn of the last century, it charts the flowering relationship between two of their children and speaks to all ages and all generations.

Thornton Wilder’s beautiful and simple writing attempts to stress that the most important elements of life do not lie in measured parts like achievements, popularity or wealth, but in passion, love, friendship and a deep appreciation for all that exists in the world.

“While all of Wilder's work is intelligent, non-synthetic and often moving, as well as funny, it is OUR TOWN that makes the difference. It is probably the finest play ever written by an American." — Edward Albee.

"Thornton Wilder's masterpiece...An immortal tale of small town morality [and]...a classic of soft spoken theater." — The New York Times.

"Beautiful and remarkable one of the sagest, warmest and most deeply human scripts to have come out of our theatre...A spiritual experience." — The New York Post.

"No American play describes more powerfully how we imagine ourselves."- The New York Daily News.

"No play ever moved me so deeply." — Alexander Woolcott, The New Yorker.

ALL TICKETS £15.00 Concessions £10.00



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