Chads Theatre – Plays 1921 to 2008

1921 to 1943

season

No

The Play

Author

1921

1

A Bunch of Violets

Sydney Grundy

2

Jedbury Junior

Madeleine Ryley

3

Facing the Music

Henry Darnley

1921/22

4

Quinneys

A A Vachell

5

Uncle Ned

Douglas Murray

1922/23

6

Mr Pim Passes By

A A Milne

7

The Silver Box

John Galsworthy

1923/24

8

Tilly of Bloomsbury

Ian Hay

9

Nothing but the Truth

James H Montgomery

1924/25

10

The Opportunist

Geraldine Edith Mitton

11

Belinda

A.A. Milne

1925/26

12

Lord Richard in the Pantry

Sydney Blow and Douglas Hoare

13

The Jeffersons

Vincent Douglass

1926/27

14

Eliza Comes to Stay

H V Esmond

15

Daddy Long Legs

Jean Webster

16

The Thirteenth Chair

Bayard Veiller

1927/28

17

Admirable Crichton

J M Barrie

18

I'll Leave It to You

Noel Coward

19

Old EngIish

John Galsworthy

1928/29

20

The Unfair Sex

Eric Hudson

21

The Rising Generation

Wyn Weaver and Laura Leycester

22

The Ship

St John Ervine

1929/30

23

The Farmer's Wife

Eden Philpotts

24

The Romantic Age

A A Milne

25

These Fathers!

James Lansdale Hodson

1930/31

26

Passing Brompton Road

Jevan Brandon-Thomas

27

Triple Bill

Various authors

28

The Man at Six

Jack Celestin

1931/32

29

Rookery Nook

Ben Travers

30

Sport of Kings

Ian Hay

1932/33

31

Hawk Island

Howard Irving Young

32

Grumpy

Merton Hodge and Edward Percy

1933/34

33

Bird in Hand

John Drinkwater

34

Mrs. Dane's Defence

Harvey Granville-Barker

1934/35

35

If Four Walls Told

Edward Percy

36

She Passed Through Lorraine

Lionel Hale

1935/36

37

The Distaff Side

John Van Druten

38

The Shining Hour

Keith Winter

1936/37

39

Once A Gentleman

Armitage Owen

40

Distinguished Gathering

James Parish

1937/38

41

Full House

Ivor Novello

42

The Unguarded Hour

Bernard Merivale

1938/39

43

The Wind and the Rain

Merton Hodge

44

The Strange Case of Blondie White

Bernard Merivale and Jeffrey Dell

45

Children to Bless You

Doris Thorpe

1939/40

 

(Chads Staged no plays during this season)

1940/41

46

Tony Draws a Horse

Lesley Storm

1941/42

47

People in Love

J B Priestley

48

When We Are Married

J B Priestley

1942/43

49

The Two Mrs Carrolls

Martin Vale

50

Yes and No

Kenneth Horne

 

 

1943 to 1960

 

season

No

The Play

Author

1943/44

51

Nine Till Six

Aimée McHardy Stuart

52

Quiet Wedding

Esther McCracken

1944/45

53

Murder at the Ministry

Falkland L Cary

54

Spring Meeting

John Perry and M J Farrell

1945/46

55

Flare Path

Terence Ratigan

56

Living Room

Graham Greene

1946/47

57

Quiet Wedding

Esther Mc Cracken

58

This Happy Breed

Noel Coward

59

While the Sun Shines

Terence Rattigan

1947/48

60

Ladies in Retirement

Edward Perry and Reginald Denham

61

Mrs Moonlight

Benn Levy

62

Play for Ronnie

Warren Chetham-Strode

1948/49

63

Miranda

Peter Blackmore

64

Shop at Sly Corner

Edward Percy

65

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde

1949/50

66

The Guinea Pig

Warren Chetham-Strode

67

The Light of Heart

Emlyn Willams

68

Life with Father

Clarence Day

1950/51

69

I Remember Mama

John Van Druten

70

On Monday Next

Philip King

71

Dark Summer

Wynyard Browne

1951/52

72

Night was our Friend

Michael Pertwee

73

Bonaventure

Charlotte Hastings

74

The Circle

W Somerset Maugham

1952/53

75

Travellers` Joy

Charlotte Hastings

76

Black Chiffon

Lesley Storm

77

Here We Come Gathering

Philip King and Anthony Armstrong

1953/54

78

Ring Round the Moon

Jean Anouilh

79

Jinny Morgan

Howard Spring

80

Murder Happens

Arnold Ridley

1954/55

81

Spring at Marino

Constance Cox

82

Madame Tic Tac

Falkland Cary & Philip Weathers

83

Myself A Stranger

Caro & Hugh Burden

1955/56

84

Escapade

Roger McDougall

85

A Question of Fact

Wynyard Browne

86

Sabrina Fair

Samuel Taylor

1956/57

87

Witness for the Prosecution

Agatha Christie

88

Affairs of State

Louis Verneuil

89

Relative Affairs

Noel Coward

1957/58

90

My Three Angels

Sam and Bella Spewack

91

The Third Visitor

Gerald Anstruther

92

Cat Among the Pigeons

Duncan Greenwood

1958/59

93

The Reluctant Debutante

William Douglas Home

94

Subway in the Sky

Ian Main

95

Running Riot

Derek Benfield

1959/60

96

Dinner with the Family

Jean Anouilh

97

Dial M for Murder

Frederick Knott

98

The Giaconda Smile

Aldous Huxley

99

Breath of Spring

Peter Coke

 

 

1960 to 1971

 

season

No

The Play

Author

1960/61

100

An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde

101

Anastasia

Marcelle Maurette, adapted by Guy Bolton

102

The Matchmaker

Thornton Wilder

103

Uncertain Joy

Charlotte Hastings

1961/62

104

The Long and the Short and the Tall

Willis Hall

105

Hotel Paradiso

Georges Feydeau and Maurice Desvalliers English adaptation by Peter Grenville

106

Traveller Without Luggage

Jean Anouilh

107

When We Are Married

J B Priestley

1962/63

108

The Rainmaker

Nathan Richard Nash

109

An Italian Straw Hat

Eugène Labiche & Marc Michel

110

Women of Twilight

Sylvia Rayman

111

Aren't We All

Frederick Lonsdale

1963/64

112

Celebration

Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall

113

Inherit the Wind

D H Lawrence

114

Matilda Shouted Fire

Janet Green

115

Rollo

Marcel Achard

1964/65

116

A Kind of Folly

Owen Holder

117

The Bastard Country

Anthony Coburn

118

Semi-Detached

David Turner

119

Summer and Smoke

Tennessee Williams

1965/66

120

Man with a Load of Mischief

Ashley Dukes

121

Breaking Point

William Fairchild

122

Portrait of Murder

Robert Bloomfield

123

Mary Mary

Jean Kerr

1966/67

124

Hobson's Choice

Harold Brighouse

125

Look After Lulu

Noel Coward after Georges Feydeau

126

The Rehearsal

Jean Anouilh

127

The House of Bernarda Alba

Federico Garcia Lorca

1967/68

128

Came the Dawn

John Aldridge

129

Guilty Party

George Campbell

130

The Crucible

Arthur Miller

131

Gilt and Gingerbread

Lionel Hale

1968/69

132

Your Obedient Servant

Diana Morgan

133

Pygmalion

George Bernard Shaw

134

Boeing Boeing

Marc Camoletti translated by Beverley Cross

135

The House by the Lake

Hugh Mills

136

The Imaginary Invalid

Moliere

1969/70

137

The Daughter in Law

D H Lawrence

138

Come into the Garden Maud &

Black Comedy

Noel Coward &

Peter Shaefer

139

Out of the Crocodile

Giles Cooper

1970/71

140

Tom Jones

Joan Macalpine

141

Hay Fever

Noel Coward

142

Close the Coalhouse Door

Alan Plater

143

Halfway up the Tree

Peter Ustinov

 

 

1971 to 1981

 

season

No

The Play

Author

1971/72

144

The Aspern Papers

Story by Henry James, adapted by Michael Redgrave

145

The Anniversary

Bill Macilwraith

146

The Lion in Winter

James Goldman

147

Let's Get A Divorce

Angela & Robert Goldsby

1972/73

148

All My Sons

Arthur Miller

149

Birds on the Wing

Peter Yeldham

150

Hadrian VII

Peter Luke

151

You Can't Take it With You

Moss Hart and George Kaufman

1973/74

152

Relatively Speaking

Alan Ayckbourn

153

A Bequest to the Nation

Terence Rattigan

154

Who Killed Santa Claus

Terence Feely

155

A Flea in Her Ear

Georges Feydeau

1974/75

156

Wait Until Dark

Frederick Knott

157

The Right Honourable Gentleman

Michael Bradley-Dyne

158

Present Laughter

Noel Coward

159

The Millionairess

Bernard Shaw

1975/76

160

Say Who You Are

Keith Waterhouse

161

Blood Wedding

Federico Garcia Lorca

162

The Wizard of Oz

L Frank Baum

163

Night Watch

Lucille Fletcher

164

The Provoked Wife

John Vanburgh

1976/77

165

Time and Time Again

Alan Ayckbourn

166

The Militants

Norman Holland

167

Listen to the Wind

Original book by Angela Ainley Jeans revised by Peter Morris from an adaptation by Humphrey Carpenter.  Music and lyrics by Vivian Ellis

168

Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolf

Edward Albee

169

The Government Inspector

Nikolai Gogol

1977/78

170

Everybody Loves Opal

John Patrick

171

Someone Waiting

Emlyn Williams

172

Toad of Toad Hall

A A Milne

173

The Killing of Sister George

Frank Marcus

174

The Stirrings in Sheffield

Alan Cullen

1978/79

175

Play it Again Sam

Woody Allen

176

Journeys End

R C Sherriff

177

Hans, the Witch and the Gobbin

Alan Cullen

178

A Day in the Death of Joe Egg

Peter Nichols

179

She Stoops to Conquer

Oliver Goldsmith

1979/80

180

Sleuth

Anthony Shaffer

181

The Merchant of Venice

William Shakespeare

182

The Owl and the Pussycat

Bill Manhoff

183

The Murder of Maria Marten

E J Burton

184

The Gingerbread Lady

Neil Simon

1980/81

185

The Price

Arthur Miller

186

The Sleeping Prince

Terence Rattigan

187

Oliver

Lionel Bart

188

How The Other Half Loves

Alan Ayckbourn

189

A Man for All Seasons

Robert Bolt

190

Abigail's Party

Mike Leigh

 

1981 to 1988

 

season

No

The Play

Author

1981/82

191

Outside Edge

Richard Harris

192

Whose Life is it Anyway

Brian Clark

193

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Brothers Grimm

194

The Caine Mutiny Court Martial

Herman Wouk

195

Ten Times Table

Alan Ayckbourn

196

In Celebration

David Storey

1982/83

197

Equus

Peter Shaffer

198

Partners

Stanley Houghton

199

Godspell

Conceived by Michael Tebelak, music and Lyrics by Stephan Schwartz

200

Crown Matrimonial

Royce Ryton

201

Bedroom Farce

Alan Ayckbourn

201

The Dresser

Ronald Harwood

1983/84

203

Tarantara, Tarantara

Jan Taylor with songs by Gilbert & Sullivan

204

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

Dale Wasserman from a novel by Ken Kesey

205

The Snow Queen

Surio Magito and Rudolf Weil

206

Table Manners

Alan Ayckbourn

207

Conduct Unbecoming

Barry England

208

Born in the Gardens

Peter Nichols

1984/85

209

Children of the Wolf

John Peacock

210

When We Are Married

J B Priestley

211

The Dracula Spectacular

John G Gardner music by Andrew Parr

212

See How They Run

Philip King

213

The Old Country

Alan Bennett

214

One For The Road

Willy Russell

1985/86

215

On Golden Pond

Ernest Thompson

216

84 Charing Cross Road

Helene Hanff

217

The Wizard of Oz

L Frank Baum

218

Deathtrap

Ira Levin

219

The Rape of the Belt

Benn W Levy

220

The Accrington Pals

Peter Whelan

1986/87

221

The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society Murder Mystery

David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr

222

The Country Wife

William Wycherley

223

Kidnapped at Christmas

Willis Hall

224

Passion Play

Peter Nichols

225

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde

226

Travesties

Tom Stoppard

227

The Real Thing

Tom Stoppard

1987/88

228

Rattle of A Simple Man

Charles Dyer

229

Love on the Dole

Ronald Gow from the book by Walter Greenwood

230

Toad of Toad Hall

A A Milne

231

Death of a Salesman

Arthur Miller

232

The Day After the Fair

Frank Harvey

233

Vivat, Vivat, Regina

Robert Bolt

 

1988 to 1996

 

season

No

The Play

Author

1988/89

234

Living Togther

Alan Ayckbourn

235

The Crucible

Arthur Miller

236

The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner

David Wood

237

Quartermaine's Terms

Simon Gray

238

Betrayal

Harold Pinter

239

Blithe Spirit

Noel Coward

1989/90

240

Last of the Red Hot Lovers

Neil Simon

341

Shock

Brian Clemens

242

The Adventures of a Bear Called Paddington

Michael Bond

243

Brimstone and Treacle

Dennis Potter

244

What the Butler Saw

Joe Orton

245

The Winslow Boy

Terence Rattigan

1990/91

246

Lovers

Brian Friel

247

Getting On

Alan Bennett

248

The Heartless Princess

Franklyn Black

249

My Three Angels

Sam and Bella Spewack

250

Hedda Gabler

Henrik Ibsen

251

The Constant Wife

Somerset Maughan

1991/92

252

A Month of Sundays

Bob Larbey

253

Happy Families

John Godber

254

Season's Greetings

Alan Ayckbourn

255

My Mother Said I Never Should

Charlotte Keatley

256

The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

Jay Presson Allen

257

You Never Can Tell

George Bernard Shaw

1992/93

258

Prin

Andrew Davies

259

The Odd Couple (Female Version)

Neil Simon

260

The Fifteen Streets

Rob Bettinson

261

Pack of Lies

Hugh Whitemore

262

The Lion in Winter

James Goldman

263

Local Affairs

Richard Harris

1993/94

264

Bazaar and Rummage

Sue Townsend

265

Rutherford and Son

Githa Sowerby

266

Absurd Person Singular

Alan Ayckbourn

267

A View From the Bridge

Arthur Miller

268

The Chalk Garden

Enid Bagnold

269

Twelfth Night

William Shakespeare

1994/95

270

Veronica's Room

Ira Levin

271

Time and the Conways

J B Priestley

272

Lettice and Lovage

Peter Shaffer

273

Racing Demon

David Hare

274

The Deep Blue Sea

Terence Rattigan

275

Les Liaisons Dangereuses

Christopher Hampton

1995/96

276

Corpse

Gerald Moon

277

Nasty Neighbours

Debbie Isitt

278

Wheel of Fashion

Chads Various writers

279

Shadowlands

William Nicholson

280

Dancing at Lughnasa

Brian Friel

281

Someone Who'll Watch Over Me

Frank McGuinness

282

A Chorus of Disapproval

Alan Ayckbourn


 

1996 to 2003

 

season

No

The Play

Author

1996/97

283

Under the Stars

Richard Crane

284

Breaking the Code

Hugh Whitemore

285

Hans, the Witch and the Gobbin

Alan Cullen

286

Death and the Maiden

Ariel Dorfman

287

Zack

Harold Brighouse

288

Talking Heads

Alan Bennett

289

The Cherry Orchard

Anton Chekhov translated by Michael Frayn

1997/98

290

Educating Rita

Willy Russell

291

The Ride Down Mount Morgan

Arthur Miller

292

Little Shop of Horrors

Howard Ashman

293

Salt of the Earth

John Godber

294

Fathers and Sons

Brian Friel

295

Time of My Life

Alan Ayckbourn

1998/99

296

Mr & Mrs Nobody

Keith Waterhouse

297

The Glass Menagerie

Tennessee Williams

298

A Christmas Carol

Adapted from Charles Dickens by Neal Radice

299

Blue Remembered Hills

Dennis Potter

300

The Servant of Two Masters

Carlo Goldoni

301

Hay Fever

Noel Coward

1999/00

302

Broadway Bound

Neil Simon

303

The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe

C S Lewis adapted by Glynn Robbins

304

Other People’s Money

Jerry Sterner

305

Artist Descending a Staircase

Tom Stoppard

306

The Tempest

William Shakespeare

307

Second from Last in the Sack Race

Michael Birch

2000/01

308

Outside Edge

Richard Harris

309

Robin Hood and the Raven's Revenge

John Chambers

310

An Ideal Husband

Oscar Wilde

311

The Sunshine Boys

Neil Simon

312

Whodunnit?

Anthony Shaffer

313

When We Are Married

J B Priestley

2001/02

314

Dangerous Obsession

N J Crisp

315

Translations

Brian Friel

316

The Witches

Roald Dahl adapted by David Wood

317

Steel Magnolias

Robert Harling

318

Out of Order

Ray Cooney

319

The Herbal Bed

Peter Whelan

2002/03

320

An Inspector Calls

J B Priestley

321

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett, adapted by Neil Duffield

322

Mrs Warren's Profession

Bernard Shaw

323

Things We Do For Love

Alan Ayckbourn

324

Amy's View

David Hare

325

Sailor, Beware!

Philip King & Falkland Cary

 


 

 

2003 to 2011

 

season

No

The Play

Author

2003/04

326

Rumors

Neil Simon

327

Amongst Barbarians

Michael Wall

328

A Christmas Carol

John Mortimer from the book by Charles Dickens

329

Skylight

David Hare

340

Three Sisters

Anton Chekhov translated by Michael Frayn

341

Noises Off

Michael Frayn

2004/05

342

One for the Road

Willy Russell

343

Strangers on Train

Craig Warner

344

The Railway Children

Dave Simpson

345

Breaking the Silence

Stephen Poliakoff

346

Therese Raquin

Leslie Sands

347

Proof

David Auburn

2005/06

348

Loot

Joe Orton

349

The Memory of Water

Shelagh Stevenson

350

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Richard George

351

All My Sons

Arthur Miller

352

Humble Boy

Charlotte Jones

353

Habeas Corpus

Alan Bennett

2006/07

354

Sugar Daddies

Alan Ayckbourn

355

Hobson's Choice

Harold Brighouse

356

The Snow Queen

Ron Nicol

357

Kindertransport

Diane Samuels

358

Mindgame

Anthony Horowitz

359

Present Laughter

Noel Coward

2007/08

360

Barefoot in the Park

Neil Simon

361

The Price

Arthur Miller

362

Merlin the Magnificent

Stuart Paterson

363

Snake in the Grass

Alan Ayckbourn

364

Arcadia

Tom Stoppard

365

The Happiest Days of Your Life

John Dighton

2008/9

356

Crossing Delancey

Susan Sandler

357

The Accrington Pals

Peter Whelan

358

John Willy and the Bee People

Alan Cullen

359

Misery

Stephen King/ Simon Moore

360

The Life of Galileo

Bertolt Brecht / David Hare

361

Cant Pay? Won’t Pay!

Dario Fo

2009/10

362

The Rise and Fall of Little Voice

Jim Cartwright

363

Wait Until Dark

Frederick Knott

364

Toad of Toad Hall

A.A. Milne

365

The Beauty Queen of Leenane

Martin McDonagh

366

Quartet

Ronald Harwood

367

A Trip to Scarborough

Richard Brinsley Sheridan

2010/11

368

Relatively Speaking

Alan Ayckbourn

369

Hindle Wakes

Stanley Houghton

370

Tom’s Midnight Garden

adapted by David Wood

371

Cemetery Club

Ivan Menchell

372

Arms and the Man

Bernard Shaw

373

Don’t Dress for Dinner

Marc Camoletti

 

 

2011 to 2018

 

season

No

The Play

Author

2011/12

374

Hotel Suite

Neil Simon

375

The Lady in the Van

Alan Bennett

376

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

C.S. Lewis,

adapted by Glyn Robbins

377

How the Other Half Loves

Alan Ayckbourn

378

Disposing of the Body

Hugh Whitemore

379

Pygmalion

Bernard Shaw

2012/13

380

Bedroom Farce

Alan Ayckbourn

381

The Careful Glover

Jim Baines

382

The Secret Garden

Frances Hodgson Burnett,

adapted by Neil Duffield

383

Blood Brothers

Willy Russell

384

Taking Sides

Ronald Harwood

385

Calendar Girls

Tim Firth

2013/14

386

Last of the Rd Hot Lovers

Neil Simon

387

My Boy Jack

David Haig

388

The Railway Children

E Nesbit, adapted by Mike Kenny

389

Brassed Off

Paul Allen

390

Breaking the Code

Hugh Whitemore

391

Two

Jim Cartwright

2014/15

392

Ladies’ Day

Amanda Whittington

393

Veronica’s Room

Ira Levin

394

A Christmas Carol

Adapted from Charles Dickens by Neal Radice

395

No Sex Please, We’re British

Anthony Marriott and Alistair Foot

396

A Letter of Resignation

Hugh Whitemore

397

Broken Glass

Arthur Miller

2015/16

398

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oscar Wilde

399

Woman In Mind

Alan Ayckbourn

400

The Snow Queen

Hans Christian Anderson,

adapted by Ron Nicol

401

I Ought to be in Pictures

Neil Simon

402

Brief Encounter

Noel Coward,

adapted by Emma Rice

403

The Ladykillers

Graham Linehan

2016/17

404

Public Fears in Private Places

Alan Ayckbourn

405

A Doll’s House

Henrik Ibsen

406

Kidnapped at Christmas

Willis Hall

407

On Golden Pond

Ernest Thompson

408

The Rivals

Richard Brindsley Sheridan

409

Visiting Mr Green

Jeff Baron

2017/18

410

Dial M For Murder

Frederick Knott

411

When We Are Married

J.B. Priestley

412

Season’s Greetings

Alan Ayckbourrn

413

Run for Your Wife

Ray Cooney

414

Handbagged

Moira Buffini

415

April in Paris

John Godber

 

 

 

 

2018 to 2019

 

 

season

No

The Play

Author

2018/19

416

Stones in His Pockets

Marie Jones

417

Ghosts

Henrik Ibsen

418

Blithe Spirit

Noel Coward

419

The Thrill of Love

Amanda Whittington

420

A View From the Bridge

Arthur Miller

421

Communicating Doors

Alan Ayckbourn