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Friday 10 March 7.30pm
Daddy’s Diaries

Daddy’s Diaries tells the humorous and poignant story of a young man’s journey from war to peace and has been well received in various venues around the UK. Throughout WWII Leonard Bower kept a diary, which together with his conversations and memoirs inspired this moving production, with original recordings and images, portraying his emotions with both humour and poignancy, seemingly at odds with his pragmatism and practicality.

Jane Bower lived in the Lancaster area for fourteen years and is delighted to bring the play to the HERON. She has been devising, writing and performing her own one-woman plays since the 1980s, and was commissioned by Maureen Lipman to write a play which she performed with her in 2010.

Jane Bower
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Friday 24 March 7.30pm
Quilter & the Ghost

Fresh from the hugely successful award-winning Swan Canaries, Arletty Theatre brings you the charming tale Quilter and the Ghost. Funny and hugely heart-warming, this celebration of community and folklore carries its audience in to the world of Quilter, a 'hoarder of stories'.


With her home under threat and her world collapsing around her, Quilter barricades herself in with her memories, only to find she has a mysterious visitor who just won't leave. Quilter and the Ghost includes an army of grandmas, a female highwayman, a WWII house-wife who changed history, and many more.

This inspiring and funny play includes true tales of bravery and adventure gathered from those around us, and combines dance, live music, comedy and compelling drama to bring stories which might otherwise have been forgotten, back to life.

Arletty Theatre
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Friday 7 April 7.30pm
Tea with Oscar Wilde

You are cordially invited to the 1880’s wittiest “Chit-Chat” show where a gay time is guaranteed! You’ll be ‘Wilde’ about who he has on his chaise . . . . . . . . .

The popular modern chat show re-imagined for the Victorian age, hosted by the acclaimed wit of the era, Oscar Wilde. Following the familiar format, guests include a selection of some of the ‘celebrities’ of the day. Packed with gossip, song and humour - and a few surprises - this light-hearted performance invites the audience  to experience the 1890’s wittiest “chit-chat” show. Plenty of audience interaction... and maybe cucumber sandwiches & Pimms! 

“This is much more than a show; it is really a theatre experience, being both immersive and interactive...”

Don't Go Into The Cellar
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Friday 28 April 7.30pm
Talking Heads

The Library Theatre Touring Company are based in Leeds, from where they take drama to country locations across the north of England. Their Deborah Kelly will perform Alan Bennett’s ‘A Lady of Letters’ in which one of her missives pushes her to the brink, with unexpected, but liberating consequences and ‘Bed Among the Lentils’ in which a vicar’s wife distracts herself from her vainly insensitive husband and his doting parishioners with an affair.

Library Theatre Touring Company
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Friday/Saturday 12 /13 May at 7.30pm
Our Country’s Good

Timberlake Wertenbaker’s account of a group of Royal Marines and convicts rehearsing a production of George Farquhar’s “The Recruiting Officer” in a New South Wales penal colony in 1789, is a tale of redemption and success against appalling odds. Inspired by the Thomas Keneally’s novel “The Playmaker” and based on true events. The play was written with the idea of ‘doubling’ in mind, needing only ten actors for twenty-two roles and promises to be an unmissable experience.


Warton Drama Group

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