Plays - Current & Future


5th - 9th September 2023

Directed by Joanne Holt

NTPD are proud to be opening the new Concordia Theatre season with this gripping stage adaptation based on the novella "Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption" by Stephen King. 

The acclaimed stage version of what is still regarded as the nation's favourite movie, tells the story of wealthy banker Andy Dufresne, who is wrongly incarcerated for life in the notorious Shawshank Penitentiary for the murder of his wife and her lover.  He forms anunlikely frienship with long time inmate Ellis "Red" Redding and becomes instrumental in the warden's money-laundering scheme, whilst quietly working on his own desperate bid for freedom.

Set over 20 years, expect it to be visceral and raw but, at the same time, the story is filled with the overriding message of hope and friendship.

In rehearsal

5th - 9th December 2023

Sheila, Denise, Julie and Fay are Team C in Pennine Mineral Water Ltd's annual outward bound team building weekend.  Somehow, Sheila has been nominated team leader and, using her cryptic crossword solving skills, has unwittingly stranded her eam on an island in the Lake District.

In this sparkling and sharp-witted comedy, where our intrepid heroines find themselves manufacturing weapons from cable ties and spatulas and creating a rescue flag with plates and a toasting fork, questions are asked, truths are told and dirty washing is aired.

Is it possible to build an adequate night shelter with a prom dress and a sleeveless jumper? Is there an ‘I’ in Team? And do endless verses of Kumbaya really keep up spirits?

What is Julie’s husband really up to in Aldi? What is it that should be never be mentioned to Fay? And why are they on this bloody team building exercise when they could be at a spa?

As mobile batteries die and cold and hunger take over, can Sheila keep tempers from fraying, nails from breaking and get her band of top level executives safely back to shore?


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