All MLT and MYT productions are performed at Middlesbrough Theatre (The Avenue, Linthorpe, Middlesbrough, TS5 6SA) unless otherwise stated.
Wednesday 1st-Saturday 4th February
The History Boys by Alan Bennett
Directed by David Tuffnell
An unruly bunch of bright, funny sixth-form boys in pursuit of sex, sport and a place at university. A maverick English teacher at odds with the young and shrewd supply teacher. A headmaster obsessed with results; a history teacher who thinks he's a fool.
In Alan Bennett's classic play, staff room rivalry and the anarchy of adolescence provoke insistent questions about history and how you teach it; about education and its purpose.
Wednesday 26th-Saturday 29th April
The Woman in White by Nicola Boyce
Directed by Bill Colombi
Adapted from the classic novel by Wilkie Collins.
On a moonlit road in Hampstead, Walter Hartright is accosted by a woman dressed from head to toe in white. She asks the way to London and no sooner has Walter directed her than he is overtaken by a carriage in pursuit of the mysterious woman, who has evidently escaped from an asylum. From this single incident, Walter unwinds a thrilling story of abduction, madness, false identity and shameful family secrets.
Monday 26th June-Saturday 1st July
The Reunion by Peter Gordon
Directed by Wendie Middleton
It’s good to meet up with old friends . . . or perhaps not!
When Nigel arranges a reunion in the back room of a pub, he is optimistic of a good turnout. Whilst the numbers disappoint him, he soon has his hands full when a motley middle-aged threesome turn up, bringing with them assorted wives, girlfriends, prejudices, and resentments that have simmered for the last twenty-five years. As the evening unfolds, the men are forced to reassess their old alliances and reflect on their lives, as the women are increasingly struck by the futility of the whole exercise!
Please note that this production will take place in ou Studio in Toft House, not at Middlesbrough Theatre.
Wednesday 18th-Saturday 21st Humble Boy
Humble Boy by Charlotte Jones
Directed by Scott Ayling
Humble Boy is a comedy about broken vows, failed hopes and the joys of bee keeping. All is not well in the Humble hive. 35-year old Felix Humble is a Cambridge astrophysicist in search of a unified field theory. Following the sudden death of his father, Felix returns home to be with his difficult and demanding mother. He soon realizes that his search for unity must be expanded to include his own chaotic life.