Previous Productions

In the nicest possible way we’ve been a bit…. we don’t want to say rubbish, rubbish is harsh, but we’ve been a bit rubbish at keeping archives. Cast your eye down that production list. That’s an impressive production list for any company and it’s not even complete. ACT has handed in a strong body of work over the past 15 years. This should be cause for celebration, and instead we’re scrabbling to find records and, in some cases, unable to remember what some of those productions were. We’re now calling on all members, present and past, to dig through their memories and attics to try to create a suitable record. A richly deserved celebration of ACT’s achievements. As items turn up we’ll post them here.

In the meantime this page is a building site. Apologies, it’ll improve over time

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2017

Twelfth Night

2016

Much Ado About Nothing 

2015

Dear Barbara: a tribute to Barbara Wyles

An evening of works by the late Barbara Wyles, a local playwright and member of our company.

Life and love, separation and loss, obsession, creation and destruction – the themes which spread through these three short pieces are timeless.

Studio@ New Bradford Playhouse, 12th – 13th March 2015

 2014

The Inside Job

A new, modern day murder mystery by Neil Bell.

Following the unexpected death of chairman John Maddox, the board members of arms company White Knight Industries are dying under mysterious circumstances. But who can be responsible, and above all… how are they doing it?

New Bradford Playhouse, 14th – 16th October 2014

The Tempest

by William Shakespeare

The Tempest sweeps us, along with a wrecked ship and its passengers on to a strange remote island and into a tale of mystery and magic, of plotting murder and seeking vengeance.

Bradford Cathedral, 24th – 26th July 2014

2013

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

by William Shakespeare

“I know a bank where the wild thyme blows
where oxlips and the nodding violet grows
quite over-canopied with luscious woodbine
with sweet musk-roses and with eglantine…”

Bradford Cathedral, 18th – 20th July 2013

84 Charing Cross Road

by Helene Hanff, adapted by James Roose-Evans.

84 Charing Cross Road, based on the acclaimed book by Helene Hanff, is the true love story of a hard-up writer in New York and the antiquarian bookshop in London from which she bought books for over twenty years.
Full of fun, laughter, sadness and friendship, it follows the fortunes of the writer and those who worked in the shop, as she dreams of one day making it across the Atlantic to Marks and Co. in Charing Cross Road.

Caroline Social Club, Saltaire – 20th-23rd March 2013

 

 

2012

Entertaining Mr Sloane

by Joe Orton
Young Mr Sloane needs somewhere to live.
Lonely Kath is very happy to accommodate him.
Her brother Ed takes a shine to him too.
But their Dad thinks he has seen him somewhere before.

Caroline Social Club, Saltaire – 28th Nov-1st December 2012

The Winter’s Tale

by William Shakespeare
“A sad tale’s best for winter,” says the young son of the king of Sicilia, and indeed this dramatic tragi-comedy begins darkly with the jealous suspicions of his father wreaking havoc in the court. There are accusations of conspiracy, a queen is tried for treason and a new-born princess is cruelly abandoned on a distant shore. But in the second half the play moves into sunnier realms of laughter and song, love, forgiveness and reconciliation, providing the audience with one of Shakespeare’s most satisfying experiences.

Bradford Cathedral, 19th-21st July 2012

Dangerous Corner

by J B Priestley

“Telling the truth is about as healthy as skidding round a corner at sixty…
Life is full of dangerous corners. As this family is about to find out.

 

2011

Measure for Measure

2010

The True Story of Maria Marten (Murder in the Red Barn)

My Mother Said I Never Should

by Charlotte Keatley

“You’ve got to do better than me, and Rosie too. Otherwise… what’s the point?”

Seen through the eyes of four generations of one family, this funny and moving play shows us the hopes and fears of mothers and daughters, and the ever-changing roles of women in the 20th century.

As You Like It

by William Shakespeare

Boy meets girl. Boy and girl are both separately banished to forest. Girl woos boy while dressed as another boy. A wonderful piece of Shakespearean romantic madness, in the gardens of Bradford Cathedral. A perfect way to spend a summer evening.

Sealed Orders

by Neil Bell NEW WRITING
   Fast-moving Cold War spy thriller. Sent on a document recovery mission so secret even the department doesn’t 
officially know about it, Peter Hunt is soon caught up in a deadly game of cat and mouse. Is there anyone he can trust? And what has he done with the documents? For those who believe, like the author, that there just aren’t enough people firing guns at each other on stage these days.
                                                                                                            


2009

The Merrie Wives of Windsor

She Stoops to Conquer

No Way Out (Huis Clos)

 

 

2008

Love’s Labours Lost

by William Shakespeare

Bradford Cathedral

 

2007

All’s Well That Ends Well

by William Shakespeare

Bradford Playhouse

 

2006

Romeo and Juliet

by William Shakespeare

Bradford Playhouse

 

 

2004

Macbeth 

by William Shakespeare

Bradford Playhouse

 

2003

Twelfth Night

by William Shakespeare

Bradford Playhouse