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ROCK AND A HARD PLACE
When it comes to domestic abuse, it’s more than the blows that do the damage
Written by Lynn Morris and performed by Journeymen Theatre
Kayleigh is a talented teenager whose life should be full of promise. Instead, she finds herself in a cycle of domestic abuse from which there seems no escape until Aunty Jan helps her find a way out, after twenty long years of ‘put up and shut up’. Based on a true story, together with the combined true life experiences shared by other women, the play explores the complex nature of domestic abuse, ranging from coercion in its many forms to women’s deaths at the hands of abusive partners.
Rock and A Hard Place also reveals the impact of funding cuts on the refuge system and on support available for women like Kayleigh and is an appeal to all of us to both recognise and highlight this major human rights issue in our own communities. Commissioned by Gloucestershire Quakers, all profits from this play will be used to support the work of women’s refuges in Dudley.
Saturday 27th April 2019
Ticket price includes a glass of wine or soft drink
The Perfect Murder was adapted for the stage by Hugh Janes from a story by the well know writer and ex MP, Jeffrey Archer.
A classic “who done it” with a twist that only Jeffery Archer could conceive. John, a married man, has been having an affair with secretary, Carla Moorland. After John sees a man leaving her flat, he quarrels with Carla ending in him accidentally fatally striking her. He leaves unnoticed but then anonymously tips off the police to say that he saw a man Paul Menzies, leaving Clara's flat.
The murder inquiry receives vast media attention and Paul Menzies is eventually arrested and brought to trial but what will the verdict be ……..?
Before becoming an author, Jeffery Archer was a Member of Parliament (1969–1974), but did not seek re-election after a financial scandal left him almost bankrupt. He revived his fortunes as a best-selling novelist; his books have sold around 330 million copies worldwide, several being adapted for the stage.
The Perfect Murder 16th ~ 18th May 2019
The Snow Queen is an original fairy tale written by Hans Christian Andersen, first published in December 1844.
The story tells of the struggle between good and evil though the eyes of two children; Gerda and her friend, Kai. Gerda is a little girl who searches for her friend Kai when he is bewitched and imprisoned by the Snow Queen in her ice palace. Gerda's innocence charms all good people and animals she meets on the way. They help her to the royal court, and on to Lapland, where good conquers evil and the children are reunited.
Ron Nicol, an award-winning Scottish playwright, later adapted the story for the stage. Much later the story became the basis of the tremendously successful Walt Disney film Frozen.
Tickets are available NOW via the website click the Buy Tickets button. Tickets will be available for personal callers, later in the year from our Stourbridge box office.
Discounts available for group bookings, please email the STC box office for details of our schools matinee offer.
Snow Queen 21st ~ 23rd November 2019