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Upcoming activities:

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27th July, 19:00, West Side Theatre

Guards! Guards! by Terry Pratchett
Terry Pratchett’s infamous city of Ankh-Morpork is under threat fro a 60-foot fire-breathing dragon, summoned by a secret society of malcontented tradesman.


Defending Ankh-Morpork against this threat is the entire, underpaid, under-valued City Night Watch – a drunken and world-weary Corporal of dubious parentage…and their newest recruit, Lance-Constable Carrot, who is upright, literal, law-abiding and keen. Aiding them in their fight for truth, justice and the Ankh-Morporkian way are a small swamp dragon and the Librarian of Unseen University (who just happens to be an orangutan)


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10th August, 19:00, West Side Theatre

Underpants by Carl Sternheim, adapted by Steve Martin

A guffaw inducing comedy from the wild and crazy mind of the incomparable Steve Martin. Dusseldorf, 1910. A very public wardrobe malfunction (a young woman’s underpants fall down at a parade—for the King!) becomes the talk of the town in this ribald update of an uproarious German farce. Chock-full of sexual innuendo, verbal jousting, and non-stop laughter, The Underpants skewers the absurdity of instant fame.


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**FREE EVENT**
Picnic in the park!
21st August, 18:00



To celebrate the occasion of Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary, the ESOC Theatre Group will be hosting an informal picnic in the Herrngarten. We encourage people to perform a scene/soliliquy/sonnet/Shakespeare-related comedy sketch, song or game, but it's not essential for joining us! The emphasis for these picnic performances is on fun! 

Please bring whatever food/drink you would like to eat, and a blanket to sit on.

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7th September, 19:00, West Side Theatre

Lysistrata by Aristophanes

“Lysistrata” is a bawdy anti-war comedy by the ancient Greek playwright Aristophanes, first staged in 411 BCE. It is the comic account of one woman's extraordinary mission to end the Peloponnesian War, as Lysistrata convinces the women of Greece to withhold sexual privileges from their husbands as a means of forcing the men to negotiate a peace. Some consider it his greatest work, and it is probably the most anthologized.


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12th October, 19:00, West Side Theatre

The Cripple of Inishmaan by Martin McDonagh

On the island of Inishmaan, off the coast of Ireland, there is not that much to do. A young man named Billy, who is physically handicapped, wants to leave, as everyone there, even his aunts Kate and Eileen, calls him “Cripple Billy.” A Hollywood film crew shows up on the island, and Billy sees his chance to escape. He goes with the film crew to the United States, only to learn that it is not everything he dreamed it would be.


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November 10th - 12th 
and 16th - 19th, 

The 39 Steps by Patrick Barlow, John Buchan


Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have The 39 Steps, a fast-paced whodunit for anyone who loves the magic of theatre! This 2-time Tony® and Drama Desk Award-winning treat is packed with nonstop laughs, over 150 zany characters (played by a ridiculously talented cast of 6), an on-stage plane crash, handcuffs, missing fingers and some good old-fashioned romance!

In The 39 Steps, a man with a boring life meets a woman with a thick accent who says she's a spy. When he takes her home, she is murdered. Soon, a mysterious organization called "The 39 Steps" is hot on the man's trail in a nationwide manhunt that climaxes in a death-defying finale! A riotous blend of virtuoso performances and wildly inventive stagecraft, The 39 Steps amounts to an unforgettable evening of pure pleasure!

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