This brand-new Ayckbourn comedy features the Bluebell Hill Development where theft, petty crime, vandalism and all the ills of modern suburban existence are on the increase. Newcomers Martin and his sister Hilda are the crime-wave's latest victims and resolve to take action, but what starts out as a well-intentioned neighbourhood watch scheme soon develops into something altogether more sinister
Ticket booking opens on Wed September 10th 2014 £9.00each
16th to 22nd November 2014 SOMETHING TO HIDE
by Leslie Sands
This classic thriller tells of a scheming author Howard Holt, Julie Grant his lover, Karen Holt his publisher wife and a canny detective, who almost immediately realises something isn't quite right about Karen Holt's motor accident - especially when Julie goes missing around the same time.
Ticket-booking opens on Wed October 29th 2014 £9.00each
25th to 31st January 2015 THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde
Jack and Algernon are wealthy young gentlemen. Jack (known to Algernon as Ernest) wants to marry Algernon’s cousin Gwendolen, but must first convince her mother, Lady Bracknell, of the respectability of his parents. For Jack, having been abandoned in a handbag at Victoria station, this is quite a difficult task!
Ticket-booking opens on Wed Decmber 31st 2014 £9.00each
15th to 21st March 2015 KINDERTRANSPORT
by Diane Samuels
At the start of WW2, 9-year old Jewish Eva is sent from Germany to safety in Manchester as part of the Kindertransport scheme. When her parents fail to escape from Germany her attachment to her foster mother Lil increases and a new identity starts to form. Not long after the war has finished, she changes her name to Evelyn and acquires a British passport. Over thirty years later, her own grown-up daughter, Faith, discovers some old letters in the attic and Evelyn is confronted with her hidden past. There are some secrets that she has kept ….. even from Lil.
Ticket-booking opens on Wed February 25th 2015 £9.00each
17th to 23rd May 2015 NOT NOW DARLING
by Ray Cooney & John Chapman
Flamboyant and handsome Gilbert wants to give Janie, an ex-striptease ‘artiste’, a fur coat. His ingenious idea is to get Janie’s husband, Harry, to pay a ‘knock-down’ price for the coat while he pays the major amount himself so Janie can wear it without any husbandly suspicions. Harry does indeed buy the coat. Not for his wife – but for his curvaceous secretary, Sue! Soon husbands, mistresses, lovers, wives (and gorgeous girls wearing nothing but their underwear) are entangled in a hilarious romp before everyone gets their just desserts.
Ticket-booking opens on Wed April 29th 2015 £9.00each
There will be no Hale One Act Festival this year. The new revamped Hale One Act Festival will recommence in June 2016