The Criterion Theatre


In the Bar
22nd November from 20:00 to 21:00
In the Bar
2nd December from 10:30 to 12:00
In the Bar
6th January from 10:30 to 12:00
In the Bar
17th January from 20:00 to 21:00
In the Auditorium and Bar
22nd December from 20:00 to 23:00
New Year's Eve Party
In the Auditorium and Bar
31st December from 19:30 to 00:00


Goodnight Mister Tom

adapted from the award winning novel by Michelle Magorian 

Dec 2nd to 9th 2017

A play by David Wood

Young Willie Beech is evacuated to the country as Britain stands on the brink of the Second World War. A sad, deprived child, he slowly begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley an elderly recluse whose wife died in childbirth 40 years previously. But William’s new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London . . .

   Adapted from the award-winning children’s novel by Michelle Magorian, this stage version won the Olivier Award for the best family show in 2012. A moving story which will appeal to all generations, it is a powerful drama, enhanced by music of the period, requiring a versatile cast of 14.

“Box Office gold . . . the story tugs at the heart strings” The Guardian.

This is a truly wonderful play . . . . a triumph, not to be missed” The Birmingham Mail.

Enchanting. At the end there isn’t a dry eye in the house” The Independent


If you would like to learn more about the production, please contact the Director at or phone 02476 503503


Coming Soon

A Double Bill comprising 'Gods Are Fallen And All Safety Gone' by Selma Dimitrijevic & 'Spacewang' by Tom Wells plus live music.
Main House
Jan 27th to Feb 3rd
Nick Payne
Studio in the Auditorium
Feb 14th to 17th
Jessica Swale with music by Nigel Hess
Main House
Mar 17th to 24th
April de Angelis
Main House
May 5th to 12th
William Shakespeare
Main House
Jun 23rd to 30th

Just Finished

Howard E. Koch (adapted from the novel by H.G. Wells)
Studio in the Auditorium
Oct 27th to 28th