Details of New Season at The Questors are Announced

Venue is celebrating ninety years at Mattock Lane

Anniversary season begins with Rory Kinnear's The Herd
Anniversary season begins with Rory Kinnear's The Herd


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August 30, 2023

The Questors Theatre has announced details of its Autumn/Winter season as it marks 90 years at Mattock Lane.

The programme includes a revival of the first ever play staged at the venue.

The Judi Dench Theatre has been renovated and a Name-a-Seat programme has been launched to enable local theatre goers to claim their place in Questors history.

The new season kicks off with The Herd by award-winning actor and writer Rory Kinnear which runs from 22-30 September in The Studio. It's Andy's birthday - but preparations go out of the window when an uninvited guest threatens to derail more than just the party. Book now.

The venue is then staging two interlinked comedies in the Judi Dench Theatre by Tim Firth, the writer of Calendar Girls from 3 – 14 October. Neville’s Island and Sheila’s Island present the chaos of an outward bound team building weekend gone wrong from both sides of the gender divide. You get 20% if you buy tickets for both plays together.

Book now for Neville's Island
Book now for Neville's Island

Book now for Sheila's Island
Book now for Sheila's Island

Dragon's Teeth by Shirland Quin is being performed in The Studio from 20-28 October. This play received its UK premiere at The Questors in 1933 and was the first production at the Mattock Lane site. After 90 years away the intention is to bring back this lost classic of experimental theatre to the stage.

Dragons Teeth

Packed with prescient predictions about AI and drone warfare, the play explores one man’s doubts about the future and the ethics of his creations. Book now.

From 3-11 November in the Judi Dench Playhouse Albion by Mike Bartlett is being staged.

Grieving a tragic loss, a successful businesswoman moves to rural Oxfordshire to resurrect its once-famous gardens as a memorial to the fallen. But at what cost to the living - her family, her community, and herself? Book now.

Level 1: Introduction to Improv classes are being held from 9 September to 14 October

Picture: Rishi Ray

Practice your acting skills of living in the moment, liberate your creativity, and build more confidence for auditioning. Book now.

Taking the Fear out of Shakespeare is a platform course that runs from 16 September to 21 October.

Replace your fear of Shakespeare in performances and auditions with a passion and love for rerforming it. This short course is designed for performers of all abilities. Book now.


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