New season announced by Market Harborough Drama Society

Market Harborough Drama Society's production of The 39 Steps
Market Harborough Drama Society's production of The 39 Steps

A world amateur premiere of a show, classic plays and comedys make up a new season of shows announced by Market Harborough Drama Society.

They perform pieces by Oscar Wilde, Agatha Christie and Alan Ayckbourn in the 2016/2017 season.

The first show starts in September as features the Queen of Crime in Go Back For Murder, an adaptationof her book Five Little Pigs.

This is followedby Pink Mist in November. It tells the story of three young men who are bored with their humdrum existence. They join the army and end up in Afghanistan.

The group believe it will be a world premier amateur performance and had to get special permission ahead of its general release.

In the new year, Season Greetings by Alan Ayckbourn will be staged which sees plenty of mistakes and mayhem when a new boyfriend doesn’t understand unwritten family rules during an annual family gathering.

Following that will be another double bill of one act plays, the first is entitled Two Sisters, a Checkov style play who arrived home to find coffins in their room. The second is entitled The Cagebirds all about domesticated bliss interrupted.

People can travel back to the 1980s with the next show in April. Bouncers is set in a Northern night spot and sees four doormen playing multiple parts to depict the various events going on inside the club.

The penultimate play in the season is Whose Life Is It Anyway which sees Kene severely injured in a road accident and paralysed. Yet he is still mentally alert and he fights for the right to die with dignity against the wishes of his medical team.

Market Harborough’s Drama Society final show of the season is an Oscar Wilde classic The Importance of Being Earnest staged.

The comedy of manners has delighted audiences for more than 100 years and has also been a hit more recently when the play was revived to critical acclaim in the West End

Tickets for all of the shows will go on sale a month before the show starts.

For further information about the shows and the society then visit