Coming Soon at the New Venture Theatre


Friday 17 February - Saturday 25 February

Studio Theatre

Blood Wedding by Federico Lorca

directed by Chris Dangerfield

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 In 1928, García Lorca read a newspaper account of a wedding that ended in tragic circumstances near Almeria, Spain. It became the inspiration for this play.  Garcia Lorca, both a great lyric poet and a theatre director, fuses all of the elements of the stage - language, movement, ritual, colour, lighting, and music - into a single drama and investigates subjects which
fascinated him: desire, repression, ritual, and the constraints of the rural Spanish community.

Ted Hughes' version fuses Lorca's vision to his own, resulting in a powerful poetic text capturing the violence and pathos for an english-speaking audience.

Saturday 04 March - Sunday 05 March

Fast Forward Flashback 1950s themed party

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A dazzling evening of live music, entertainment and interactive fun, 1950s style, in aid of local charity: Gladrags Community Costume Resource.

Come and experience NVT’s South Hall and Studio Theatre in a whole new way! Dress up in your best 1950s outfit and prepare to have a great night out with live music & DJ; photo booth and impromptu performance; jive lesson and limbo competition! Add a touch of glamour in the pop-up vintage beauty salon; sip on a Hawaiian cocktail at the best-value bar in town, and be sure to snap up some of the fantastic prizes on offer at our mini auction! More info at

If you don’t know about Gladrags already, it’s where many of the costumes come from in NVT shows! 100% of the proceeds will go towards our unique charity, which provides subsidised costume hire to amateur and fringe arts, community groups and schools. In addition we take the magic of costumes to groups and individuals who experience disadvantage, providing creative workshops and activities for young and old alike. You can find out more at

Concession rate tickets available to all NVT members
Tickets are £15/ £12 concessions


Friday 17 March - Saturday 25 March

Theatre Upstairs

The Deep Blue Sea by Terence Rattigan

directed by Pat Boxall

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Hester Collyer is found by her neighbours in the aftermath of a failed suicide attempt. The story of her tempestuous affair with a wartime fighter pilot and the breakdown of her marriage to a High Court Judge begins to emerge - with it comes a portrait of need, loneliness and long repressed passion.

Terence Rattigan’s 1950’s masterpiece is an unforgettably moving portrayal of the destructive power of love and the emotional turmoil of a woman who has dared to challenge the stifling and unforgiving morality of post war British society.

Friday 21 April - Saturday 29 April

Studio Theatre

A double bill of One Act Plays

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Hughie by Eugene O'Neill

directed by Dan Walker

New York is on the cusp of the Great Depression; in its seedy underbelly, small-time gambler Erie is crawling back into his hotel after days of drunken mourning. The Night-Clerk would rather be somewhere – and someone – else, but to his horror he finds that Erie has many tales to tell about his lost buddy. ‘Hughie’ is Eugene O'Neill's completely honest exploration of a friendship between two people, one of whom is an inveterate liar, and the struggle to make new connections when we feel alone.

The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard

directed by Mary Allen

The Real Inspector Hound is a wildly funny, surreal comedy.  The action is set in a theatre, where it’s the first night of an Agatha Christie-style whodunit. The play is watched by two critics, who make ponderous - and very funny - pronouncements about it.  A character is killed.  Inspector Hound comes onstage to try and solve the mystery.  Gradually the critics are drawn into the action, with catastrophic consequences.  Only at the end do we learn who is the Real Inspector Hound.



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