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Death in High Heels

25 - 30 April 2016

Progressive Players NOW FINISHEDDeath in High Heels

A new adaption of the 1941 novel by Christianna Brand, doyenne of British crime writers. In a small haute couture house in London in the 1930's, there is fierce competition for a job in the new French branch.


One of the candidates meets a sudden end - did she fall of was she pushed, as they say?





Spring Season 2016

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The 2016 Spring Season from the Progressive Players has been announced and includes 'The Pitmen Painters' the Northumberland mining drama based on a true story, a thriller 'Cliffhanger' and 'Nobody's Perfect' a comedy from playwright Simon Williams.


Early booking of tickets is advised or why not contact the box office and request a season ticket and get 5 plays for the price of 4!




March 2016

Progressive Players PAST PRODUCTIONCliffhanger

A professor in a small American college, nearing retirement, is looking forward to the crowning honour of his career. His ruthless spiteful boss denies it to him - and merts with a nasty accident.


The professor's wife, a waste-of-space student and a local policeman ar all involved in what follows.





The Pitmen Painters


Progressive Players PAST PRODUCTIONthe pitmen painters

The true story of how 'The Ashington Group' - a collection of Northumberland miners and a dental mechanic - employed a local art school to teach them art appreciation in 1934.


Within a decade they were acknowledged as the first school of English working class art. When does a man who learns to paint become a painter? Who owns art, and what makes it accessible?





Prescription for Murder

January 2016

Progressive Players PAST PRODUCTIONprescription for murder

Dr Richard Forth's life is never dull. A hectic work schedule, an awkward friendship with an ex-girlfriend and a wife constantly suffering from mystery illnesses make life interesting.


The arrival of a man who says he knows Richard's second fiancée, who the good doctor claims does not exist. and a possible killer intent on bumping off his wife, stretched Dr North's sanity to breaking point.





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