Rachel Tackley to step down as Executive Director of Chichester Festival Theatre

Rachel Tackley
Rachel Tackley

Rachel Tackley

Rachel Tackley today announced that she will step down as Executive Director of Chichester Festival Theatre at the end of the Festival season.

Rachel Tackley said:

‘After working with Daniel Evans to produce two hugely successful festivals, I have decided to step down at the end of Festival 2018. I have loved being part of Chichester Festival Theatre, and it has been thrilling to drive the Theatre forward to its next chapter. However, despite our achievements over the last two years, Daniel and I agree that our differing leadership styles are not the right combination for the Theatre at this point. I have therefore decided that the time is right for me to step down. I am proud of what we have achieved in diversifying the work and placing the Theatre firmly in the community it serves, whilst continuing to enjoy success in transferring productions to the West End, and I wish all my colleagues at CFT the very best for the future.’

 Sir William Castell, Chairman of Chichester Festival Theatre, said:

‘Rachel has made a major contribution to the success of Chichester Festival Theatre over the last two years. Her passion, commitment and leadership have enabled the Theatre to produce its two most successful festivals to date. Rachel is a powerful advocate for the arts and a compelling champion of the impact of theatre nationally. The Board will miss her flair and good judgement and wish her every success.’


First Look: Production Photos: FLOWERS FOR MRS HARRIS at Chichester Festival Theatre

KING LEAR in the West End announces £5 tickets for 16-25 year olds as part of Chichester Festival Theatre’s Prologue scheme

Ian McKellen in the title role of KING LEAR at Chichester Festival Theatre. © Manuel Harlan
Ian McKellen in the title role of KING LEAR at Chichester Festival Theatre. © Manuel Harlan

Ian McKellen in the title role of KING LEAR at Chichester Festival Theatre. © Manuel Harlan

Chichester Festival Theatre’s highly successful Prologue scheme, which enables 16-25 year olds to purchase £5 tickets across all productions in the theatre’s Festival season, has been extended to include the eagerly anticipated West End run of Shakespeare’s King Lear.

With an ensemble cast including Ian McKellen (King Lear), Sinéad Cusack (Kent), Danny Webb (Gloucester) and Kirsty Bushell (Regan), this critically-acclaimed production, directed by Jonathan Munby, will run at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London for 100 performances only from 11th July to 3rd November 2018, following a sold-out season at Chichester Festival Theatre last year.

The limited number of £5 Prologue tickets to King Lear can be purchased by 16-25 year olds, on the day of performance and in person from the Duke of York’s Box Office, when proof of age ID will be required.

Chichester Festival Theatre is committed to providing affordable tickets to world-class theatre, and particularly in reaching and growing younger audiences with the aim of encouraging independent theatregoing and kick-starting a life-long love of theatre in young people. Under the leadership of Daniel Evans (Artistic Director) and Rachel Tackley (Executive Director), the price of Prologue tickets for 16 to 25 year olds has been brought down to £5 with tickets made available for all productions in the Festival season including talks with casts and creatives, late night cabarets and other social events for young theatregoers.

For further information and to sign up to the Prologue scheme, visit the Chichester Festival Theatre website.

The cast of King Lear at the Duke of York’s Theatre will include Kirsty Bushell (Regan), Richard Clews (Gentleman Informer / Old Man), James Corrigan(Edmund), Sinéad Cusack (Kent), John Hastings (Curan / Doctor), Anthony Howell (Albany), Lloyd Hutchinson (Fool), Jake Mann (Burgundy / Lear’s Knight), Michael Matus (Oswald), Ian McKellen (King Lear), James MillardJohanne MurdockJessica Murrain, Claire Price (Goneril), Daniel Rabin (Cornwall), Caleb Roberts (King of France), Scott Sparrow (Albany’s Man), Luke Thompson (Edgar), Anita-Joy Uwajeh (Cordelia), John Vernon, and Danny Webb (Gloucester).

It is also announced that King Lear will be broadcast live to cinemas across the UK and internationally on Thursday 27th September with National Theatre Live. NT Live currently screens to 2500 venues across 60 countries.

Two ageing fathers – one a King, one his courtier – reject the children who truly love them. Their blindness unleashes a tornado of pitiless ambition and treachery as family and state are plunged into a violent power struggle with shocking ends.

Tender, brutal, moving and epic, King Lear is considered by many to be the greatest tragedy ever written.

ATG Productions, Chichester Festival Theatre, Gavin Kalin Productions and Glass Half Full Productions present Chichester Festival Theatre’s production of King Lear by William Shakespeare which is directed by Jonathan Munby, designed by Paul Wills with lighting by Oliver Fenwick, music and sound by Ben Ringham and Max Ringham, with movement direction by Lucy Cullingford and fight direction by Kate Waters.


By William Shakespeare
Directed by Jonathan Munby

Duke of York’s Theatre
St Martin’s Lane, London, WC2N 4BG

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Performance schedule:

First performance: 11th July 2018
Final performance: 3rd November 2018
Opening Night: 26th July 2018

Tuesday – Saturday evenings at 7pm
Saturday matinee at 1.30pm

Running time: 3 hours and 20 minutes including one interval

Box office details:

Telephone: 020 8544 7469
Prices from: £25 (Prologue tickets for 16-25 year olds are £5)
No late admittance

 Full cast announced for PRESENT LAUGHTER at Chichester Festival Theatre

Present Laughter
Present Laughter

Present Laughter

The full company is announced today for the opening production of Chichester’s Festival 2018, Noël Coward’s PRESENT LAUGHTER. Directed by Sean Foley, the cast is led by Rufus Hound as Garry Essendine, Katherine Kingsley as Liz Essendine and Tracy-Ann Oberman as Monica Reed.

They are joined by: Ben Allen (Roland Maule), Delroy Atkinson (Fred), Lucy Briggs-Owen (Joanna Lyppiatt), Lizzy Connolly (Daphne Stillington), Emilio Doorgasingh(Henry Lyppiatt), Tamzin Griffin (Miss Erikson), Carol Macready (Lady Saltburn) and Richard Mylan (Morris Dixon).

Present Laughter plays at the Festival Theatre from 20 April – 12 May, with a press night on 26 April. This sparkling comedy about sex, fame and the theatre itself – and a man wrestling with his own self-image – is widely regarded as Noël Coward’s most autobiographical play.

Actor Garry Essendine is at the height of his fame. He’s handsome, witty, surrounded by adoring fans, and about to take his latest theatrical hit overseas. He’s also in the middle of a raging mid-life crisis.

Holed up in his studio, he is assailed from all quarters: a beautiful debutante wants to bed him, an aspiring playwright from Uckfield wants to worship him, and his own producer’s wife wants to… well, what exactly does she want? Under the sardonic eye of his long-suffering secretary, Monica, and the unshockable gaze of his estranged but determined wife, Garry struggles to keep all the balls in the air.

 Actor, comedian and presenter Rufus Hound returns to Chichester following Neville’s Island (2013). His stage work also includes the National Theatre’s One Man, Two GuvnorsDirty Rotten Scoundrels and The Wind in the Willows in the West End, Don Quixote for the RSC and The War of the Roses at the Rose, Kingston. His extensive screen work includes The Wedding Video, Trollied, Drunk History, Doctor Who and Zapped.

 Katherine Kingsley plays Liz; she received her third Olivier Award nomination for her role as Lina Lamont in Singin’ in the Rain at CFT and in London. Her West End work also includes Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Michael Grandage Company) and Marlene Dietrich in Piaf (Donmar Warehouse).

Tracy-Ann Oberman plays Monica, returning to Chichester after playing Golde in the hit production of Fiddler On The Roof at Chichester last summer. Her stage credits also include Boeing-Boeing and Stepping Out in the West End, while extensive TV work includes New Tricks, EastEnders, Toast of London and Friday Night Dinner.

 Sean Foley’s West End productions include The Painkiller, Jeeves & Wooster in Perfect Nonsense (Olivier Award for Best Comedy), The LadykillersThe Dresser (at Chichester in 2016) and the multi award-winning The Play What I Wrote.

 Present Laughter will be designed by Alice Power, with lighting by Mark Henderson, music and sound by Ben and Max Ringham, and movement by Lizzi Gee.

Present Laughter is sponsored by Harwoods Group and Wiley.


Pre-Show Talk with Sean Foley      Wednesday 25 April, 5.45pm

Free but booking essential.

 Post-Show Talk                                 Thursday 3 May

Stay after the performance to ask questions, meet company members and discover more. Free.

Celebrating Noël Coward

Two play readings of rarely performed works; tickets £5.

Peace in Our Time                            Saturday 28 April, 10am

Post Mortem                                      Saturday 19 May, 10am

Play Power: Present Laughter        Saturday 5 May, 12 noon

In partnership with the University of Chichester, a panel discussion led by Professor Simon Barker exploring key themes in Coward’s works including class, relationships and self-deprecation. Free but booking essential.

Noël’s War                                         Saturday 12 May, 10am

Noël Coward’s war experiences are told in his own words with songs, letters and diary entries written by “The Master”, presented by members of the company. Tickets £5.



Box Office 01243 781312



Tickets from £10. Prologue tickets for 16 – 25 year olds for £5.

Press night: Thursday 26 April

Patricia Hodge, Matt Lucas & Tracy-Ann Oberman join Chichester’s Festival 2018 company

Festival 2018
Festival 2018

Festival 2018

Further lead casting is announced today for Festival 2018 at Chichester Festival Theatre. Matt Lucas makes his Chichester debut as Bill Snibson, the Cockney barrow boy who discovers he’s an Earl, in Daniel Evans’s new production of ME AND MY GIRLTracy-Ann Obermanreturns to the Festival Theatre as Monica in Noel Coward’s PRESENT LAUGHTER; while Patricia Hodge also makes a welcome return as Margrethe Bohr in Michael Frayn’s COPENHAGEN. Public booking for all Festival productions opens this Saturday, 3 March.

Daniel Evans, Chichester’s Artistic Director, says: ‘We’re really delighted to welcome such excellent actors to Chichester this summer. Our audiences will be familiar with Tracy-Ann Oberman from our production of Fiddler On The Roof last summer and Patricia Hodge from Travels With My Aunt in the 2016 season. It’s also wonderful to be able to introduce our audiences to faces that are new to West Sussex and I’m particularly excited to be directing Matt Lucas in Me and My Girl.

‘The musical is rooted firmly in the British music hall tradition and the part of Bill Snibson, our working class hero, requires an actor with funny bones, effortless wit and an innate charm.  Matt has these in spades. I can’t wait to see how his unique, inventive comedic talent lights up our main stage this summer at CFT.’

Patricia Hodge joins Charles Edwards and Paul Jesson in Michael Frayn’s award-winning three-hander, COPENHAGEN (17 August – 22 September). Her most recent Chichester appearance was in Travels with My Aunt (2016); her many television credits include Miranda andDownton Abbey. Her extensive West End and UK theatre work includes Frayn’s Noises OffSummerfolk and Money (Olivier Award) at the National Theatre.

 Matt Lucas will lead the cast of the uproarious musical comedy ME AND MY GIRL (2 July – 25 August) alongside Caroline Quentin, who plays the Duchess. Known to a television audience of millions for the smash hit TV series Little Britain, his theatre work includes the role of Thenardier in Les Misérables in the West End. His recent screen credits include Doctor Who, Alice in Wonderland, Paddington and Bridesmaids.

Tracy-Ann Oberman will play Monica in Coward’s glittering comedy PRESENT LAUGHTER (20 April – 12 May), joining Rufus Hound as Gary Essendine. She played Golde in the hit production of Fiddler On The Roof at Chichester last summer; her stage credits also includeBoeing-Boeing and Stepping Out in the West End, while extensive TV work includes New Tricks, EastEnders and Friday Night Dinner.

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James Graham’s critically acclaimed play Quiz transfers to the West End

QUIZ by Graham, , Writer – James Graham, Director – Daniel Evans, Credit: Johan Persson

With Labour of Love and Ink currently running in the West End, James Graham achieves a hat trick as his sell-out ‘major coughing hit’, Quiz, transfers to the Noël Coward Theatre. A provocative re-examination of the conviction of Charles Ingram for cheating on Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?Quiz ‘highlights the dangerous blending of entertainment, politics and justice today.’ (Sunday Times). Quiz opens on 10 April 2018, with previews from 31 March, and runs for a strictly limited London season until 16 June.

Daniel Evans’ production marks the second London transfer for Chichester Festival Theatre – and the first to the West End – under the tenure of Daniel Evans as Artistic Director and Rachel Tackley as Executive Director.

James Graham commented, “Being given the chance to share Quiz with more people – and with the opportunity to develop and push our gameshow-meets-theatre concept even further – is beyond exciting for all of us.

“I would never have imagined years ago I’d get a chance to put any of my new plays into the West End. So to be able to return so quickly to the Noël Coward – which has been the happiest of homes for Labour of Love – feels surprising, and properly humbling to have the trust, belief, and support in the show from our producers, the amazing Daniel Evans, and the team of actors and creators who help me tell this gobsmacking story of the so-called Coughing Major and the most successful game show of all time.”

Daniel Evans said today, “It’s been an enormous privilege to have presented James Graham’s Quiz as part of our inaugural season at Chichester.  James is an exceptional writer with a knack for examining our recent history through an alternative lens. We’re thrilled to be able to revisit the production for the West End, and share Chichester’s work with a wider audience.”

James Graham’s theatre work includes Labour of Love (Noël Coward Theatre), Ink (Almeida Theatre and Duke of York’s Theatre – nominated for Best Play at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards), This House (National Theatre – Olivier Award nomination for Best New Play, and Garrick Theatre – Olivier Award nomination for Best Revival),Monster Raving Loony (Theatre Royal Plymouth and Soho Theatre), The Vote (Donmar Warehouse, broadcast live on More4 on election night and nominated for Best Live Event at the BAFTA TV awards), The Angry Brigade (Theatre Royal Plymouth and Paines Plough), the Broadway musical Finding Neverland, written with Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy, Privacy (Donmar Warehouse), The Man (Finborough Theatre and on tour), The Whisky Taster (Bush Theatre) and Tory Boyz (Soho Theatre). As Writer in Residence at the Finborough Theatre his plays include Albert’s Boy, Eden’s Empire and Sons of York. His television writing includes political drama Coalition (Channel 4), Prisoner’s Wives (BBC1) and Caught in a Trap (ITV1). His first feature film X+Y was released in 2015 after being selected at the Toronto International Film Festival and London Film Festival, winner of the Writer’s Guild Award for Best Debut Screenplay. His forthcoming work includes The Culture – A Farce in Two Acts (Hull Truck as part of Hull UK City of Culture 2017), and the film Gypsy Boy.

Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre Daniel Evans directs. His work for the company includes Forty Years On and Fiddler on the Roof. He was previously Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, where he directed Flowers for Mrs Harris,  Show Boat (also West End), The EffectAnything Goes (also UK tour), The Sheffield Mysteries, Oliver! (Best Musical Production, WhatsOnStage Awards 2015), This Is My Family (UK Theatre Award for Best Musical Production – also on tour), The Full Monty (UK Theatre Award for Best Touring Production – also national tour and West End), My Fair Lady (Best Musical ProductionWhatsOnStage Awards 2014),Macbeth, OthelloRacing Demon as part of The David Hare Season, and An Enemy of the People – the opening production of his inaugural season. He also recently directed American Buffalo in the West End. As an actor, his work for Sheffield Theatres includes Company, The Pride, Cloud Nine and The Tempest. An award-winning actor and director, Evans’ work includes Sunday in the Park with George (Menier Chocolate Factory, Wyndham’s Theatre and Broadway) – a role for which he won the Olivier Award for Best Actor in a Musical (his second Olivier Award, the first being for Merrily We Roll Along in 2001) and a Tony Award nomination.  His extensive credits include work with the Donmar Warehouse, RSC, Royal Court Theatre and National Theatre.  Evans is a Fellow of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Quiz is a fictional imagination based on real events which took place in 2001 following an episode of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? It is not in any way connected with the makers of the programme or any of the individuals portrayed.

Quiz                                                                                                                                                          LISTINGS

Noël Coward Theatre

St Martin’s Lane, London WC2H 9LX

Twitter @quiztheplay

Box Office:                         0844 482 5141(no booking fee)

                                             Personal callers Mon-Sat 10am-curtain up (No booking fee)

                                             Telephone Mon-Sat 9am-8pm

31 March – 16 June

Press night: 10 April at 7pm

Performance times:

Monday – Saturday at 7.30pm

Saturday matinees at 2.30pm (from 7 April)

Wednesday matinees at 2.30pm (from 4 April, except 11 April)

Thursday matinee at 2:30pm on 12 April only

Seat Prices

£15, £27.50, £42.50 & £67.50 with £95 Premium (no booking fee when booked via DMT)

Day Seats

A limited number of tickets will be available daily from 10.30am, to be purchased in person, from the Box Office. Maximum 2 tickets per person. Excludes certain performances.


£15 tickets available on the day once the performance is sold out

Groups – subject to availability.

Groups 8+ at £45 valid Monday – Thursday

Tel for groups: 0844 482 5100 / Tel for schools: 0844 482 5165


First Look: Production photos for James Graham’s new play QUIZ, which opens at Chichester Festival Theatre this Friday 10 November

Casting announced for THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, to be staged in the round at Chichester Festival Theatre

Table Manners

Table Manners
The cast has been announced for Alan Ayckbourn’s trilogy THE NORMAN CONQUESTS, which – in a first for Chichester Festival Theatre – will be staged in-the-round.

Forming the ensemble company for Blanche McIntyre’s production, which runs from 18 September – 28 October, areJonathan BroadbentTrystan GravelleSarah HadlandJohn HollingworthHattie Ladbury and Jemima Rooper.

This will be the Festival Theatre’s first ever ‘in-the-round’ production. A bank of seating on what is normally the rear part of stage will allow the play’s action to be seen from all sides.

THE NORMAN CONQUESTS is a trilogy of interconnecting plays – Table Manners, Living Together and Round and Round the Garden – which look at the events of one family weekend from hilariously different viewpoints. Each play can be enjoyed as a single performance or seen as one event in any sequence, either over different days or on trilogy days.

With pungent wit and sparkling ingenuity, Alan Ayckbourn fashions the thwarted desires and bittersweet absurdity of family life into a comic masterpiece.

An English country house. A summer weekend. A family gathering. Norman would like to seduce Annie, though he’s married to her sister, Ruth. He’s also got his eye on Sarah, though she’s married to Reg – who is Annie and Ruth’s brother. Tom, from next door, isn’t married to anyone: though he too nurses secret hopes beneath his stoical surface.

Table Manners

Saturday6pm. The dining room. Where no-one is looking forward to Annie’s limp salad, or her mother’s lethal home-made dandelion, parsnip or carrot wine.

Living Together

Saturday6.30pm. The sitting room. With a wind-up gramophone, a pouffe, magazines, and a very, very inviting fur rug.

Round and Round the Garden

Saturday5.30pm. The gardenIt’s not the only thing that’s looking wild and very, very tangled.

Alan Ayckbourn is Britain’s most prolific and popular contemporary playwright with over eighty plays to his name. Recent productions at Chichester include Way Upstream, Absurd Person Singular and Surprises. His new play The Divide will premiere at the Edinburgh Festival before transferring to the Old Vic this autumn.

Jonathan Broadbent (The Tempest/RSC, My Night with Reg/Donmar Warehouse) plays Reg.

Trystan Gravelle (Mr Selfridge/ITV, Aliens/E4, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire/National Theatre) plays Norman.

Sarah Hadland (MirandaThe Moonstone/BBC, Canvas/Minerva Theatre) plays Sarah. John Hollingworth (Poldark/BBC, The Power of Yes/National Theatre) plays Tom.

Hattie Ladbury (Holby City, Call the Midwife/BBC, The Importance of Being Earnest/Festival Theatre) plays Ruth.

Jemima Rooper (One Man Two Guvnors/National Theatre, West End & Broadway, Fearless/ITV) plays Annie.

Blanche McIntyre directs at Chichester for the first time; her recent work includes Titus Andronicus and Two Noble Kinsmen (RSC), As You Like It (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Seagull (Headlong/UK tour), Anouilh’s Welcome Home Captain Fox! (Donmar Warehouse) and Stoppard’s Arcadia (ETT).

The Norman Conquests will be designed by Simon Higlett with lighting by Johanna Town, music by Olly Fox and sound by George Dennis.

The Norman Conquests is sponsored by Conquest Bespoke Furniture and Irwin Mitchell.


Pre-Show Talk with Blanche McIntyre      Monday 2 October, 5.45pm

Free but booking essential.

 Post-Show Talk                                            Monday 16 October

Stay after the performance to ask questions, meet company members and discover more. Free.

Theatre Day                                                   Wednesday 18 October, 11am

Join the creative teams and technical crew for 90 minutes of insight, demonstration and discussion on the making of the production. A Theatre Day ticket can be combined with the matinee performance for an immersive day at the Theatre. Tickets £5 (+ optional performance ticket).

Full casting announced for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at Chichester Festival Theatre

Fiddler On The Roof
Fiddler On The Roof

Fiddler On The Roof

The full company is announced today for FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, running at Chichester Festival Theatre from 10 July – 26 August, with a press night on Tuesday 18 July. Directed by Daniel Evans, the cast of this new staging of the classic Broadway musical is led by Omid Djalili and Tracy-Ann Oberman.

The full company is: Simbi Akande (Tzeitel), Ryan Anderson, Leo Andrew, Andrew Boyer, Greg Castiglioni, Stephen John Davis, Omid Djalili (Tevye), Nicholas Duncan, Luke Fetherston, Rosie Fletcher, Harry Francis, Victoria Hinde, Chris Jarman (Lazar Wolf), Abigail Jaye, Emma Kingston (Hodel), Lucinda Lawrence, Louis Maskell (Perchik), Tracy-Ann Oberman (Golde), Megan O’Hanlon, Sephora Parish, Pierce Rogan, Liza Sadovy (Yente), Rose Shalloo (Chava), Jos Slovick (Motel), Mia Soteriou (Grandma Tzeitel), Laura Tebbutt (Fruma Sarah) and Matthew Woodyatt.

  1. A small village in Imperial Russia. Tevye, a poor dairyman, and his wife, Golde, are blessed with five witty and beautiful daughters. The matchmaker Yente, who believes any husband is better than no husband, is busy making sensible marriage plans for them all.

But Tevye’s bold daughters have their own ideas about who to marry. And as change and new ideas roll in from the big cities, dissolving the old ways of life, the sisters are not alone in their lust for something new.

This celebrated and much loved musical is packed with show-stopping songs including If I Were A Rich Man, Tradition and Matchmaker. The original record-breaking Broadway production won nine Tony Awards including Best Musical.

This new staging is directed by Chichester’s Artistic Director Daniel Evans, whose hit productions at Sheffield Theatres included Show Boat, My Fair Lady and Flowers for Mrs Harris. His outstanding creative team includes designer Lez Brotherston (Matthew Bourne’s Swan Lake, Sister Act) and choreographer Alistair David (Show Boat, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers).

Omid Djalili makes his Chichester debut playing Tevye. A multi award-winning comedian and actor, his stage credits include Oliver! in the West End and, on film, The Infidel, Shaun the Sheep, Casanova and Disney’s forthcoming The Nutcracker.

Tracy-Ann Oberman plays Golde; her stage credits include Boeing-Boeing and Stepping Out in the West End, while her extensive TV work includes New Tricks, EastEnders and Friday Night Dinner.

The musical supervisor and orchestrator will be David White, the co-orchestrator will be Andy Massey and the musical director,Tom Brady; with lighting by David Hersey, sound by Carolyn Downing and video by Nina Dunn.

Fiddler on the Roof is sponsored by Henry Adams, ITD Consultants, Reynolds Fine Furniture and Seaward Properties. It is performed by arrangement with Music Theatre International (Europe) Limited.

There will be a Relaxed Performance of Fiddler on the Roof on 26 July at 2.30pm, especially suitable for individuals, groups and families with children on the autistic spectrum, sensory and communication disorders or anyone who would benefit from a more relaxed theatre environment.


Inua Ellams: An Evening with an Immigrant         Sunday 23 July, 7pm, Minerva Theatre

Born to a Muslim father and a Christian mother in what is now considered by many to be Boko Haram territory, in 1996 Inua Ellams left Nigeria for England, aged 12. Littered with poems, stories and anecdotes, An Evening with an Immigrant sees Ellams recount his fantastic, funny, poignant and sometimes ridiculous story. It’s a story that has seen him escape fundamentalist Islam, perform at the National Theatre, and drink wine with the Queen – all the while without a country to belong to, or place to call home. Tickets £12.

Pre-Show Talk with Daniel Evans              Monday 17 July, 5.45pm

Free but booking essential.

Theatre Day                                                   Thursday 27 July, 11am

Join the creative teams and technical crew for 90 minutes of insight, demonstration and discussion on the making of the production. A Theatre Day ticket can be combined with the matinee performance for an immersive day at the Theatre. Tickets £5 (+ optional performance ticket).

Post-Show Talk                                            Monday 21 August

Stay after the performance to ask questions, meet company members and discover more. Free.

Late Night Cabaret               Thursday 24 August, Post Show, Minerva Bar & Grill

Join us after the show as the company of Fiddler on the Roof present a selection of songs and live entertainment. Enjoy a drink with friends and take advantage of our post-show dining. Free.


Box Office 01243 781312


Tickets from £10. Prologue tickets for 16 – 25 year olds for £5.

Press night: Tuesday 18 July