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The Little Theatre Spring/Summer 2019

Goodnight Mister Tom

The Unexpected Guest

Adapted by David Wood From the novel by Michelle Magorian

By Agatha Christie

A play by David Wood from the novel by Michelle Magorian

Death of a Salesman

Jane Eyre Adapted from Charlotte Brontë’s novel by Polly Teale

By Arthur Miller

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Ladies’ Day By Amanda Whittington

By Arthur Miller

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Note that Licence requirements not yet received so need to leave space for ‘small print’ to go at foot of artwork.

By Phil Willmott

Directed by John Ghent

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What’s on - at a glance

About The Little Theatre The Little Theatre Dover Street, Leicester, LE1 6PW

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Patrons: Richard Cadell and Sooty, Sir Anthony Hopkins CBE, Gervase Phinn.

Theatre spaces: Main Auditorium: 349 seats. Haywood Studio: 50 seats. Enquiries: Theatre Manager.

Theatre Administration: Tel: 0116 254 2266 Email: Theatre Manager & Premises Supervisor: Philip Royley

The Little Gallery: Display space for local fine artists and photographers. Enquiries: Tim HogarthJones on Costume Hire: See p.26 for full details.


Mon 21 – Sat 26 January – 7:30pm (2:30pm) Wait Until Dark £% LDS Production Main House


Mon 4 – Sat 9 February – 7:30pm (2:30pm) It’s a Wonderful Life £% LDS Production Main House


Sun 10 February – 7:30pm Tommy Cooper’s Big Night Out Specials – Comedy Festival

Want to get involved? All are welcome at our Open Evening and Tour on the Tuesday before each LDS Main House play. Meet in the bar at 7:00pm to find out more about Leicester Drama Society, how we are run, and the many different ways in which you can participate. Please contact the Box Office beforehand to let them know you will be attending.

We need YOUR help to make this happen! Leicester Drama Society has a once in a lifetime opportunity to extend and transform our current theatre premises, to include: • A 100 seat Studio Theatre • New Rehearsal Rooms • New Wardrobe and Costume Hire • New Disabled Access facilities • Many other improved facilities This rare opportunity is conditional on us obtaining planning permission and raising the funding to build the new building. 2

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Please make a donation now – every £ is important to us. Donations can be made at our Theatre Box Office or online at: www. centenary-challengeannounced

Your support is vital. Please show that you care about the future of our wonderful Little Theatre.

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Thu 14 February – 7:30pm LGS Big Band Specials


Sat 16 February – 7:30pm Music Hall Tavern Specials – Comedy Festival

Tue 9 – Sat 13 April – 7:30pm (2:30pm) The Addams Family – A New Musical Leicester Operatic Players Main House Visiting Company


Sun 14 April (see website for full details) One Act Play Festival - quarter final Main House Specials


Mon 29 April – Sat 4 May – 7:30pm (2:30pm) Jane Eyre £% Main House LDS Production


Sat 11 May - 2:30pm The Magnificent Music Hall Specials

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Mon 20 – Sat 25 May – 7:30pm (2:30pm) Death of a Salesman £% Main House LDS Production


Thu 30 May - 11:00am and 2:30pm Sooty’s Magic Show Main House Specials


Tue 4 – Sat 8 June – 7:30pm (2:30pm) Legally Blonde - The Musical Wigston Amateur Operatic Society Main House Visiting Company


Wed 12 – Sat 15 June – 7:30pm One of Us Haywood Studio LDS Studio Production


Mon 17 – Sat 22 June – 7:30pm (2:30pm) Ladies’ Day £% Main House LDS Production


Tue 25 – Sat 29 June – 7:30pm (2:30pm) The Sound of Music Main House Specials


Mon 8 – Sat 13 July – 7:30pm (2:30pm) Dick Barton Special Agent £% Main House LDS Production


BOOKING NOW OPEN FOR NEXT YEAR’S PANTO Fri 13 December 2019 – Sun 5 January 2020 Robin Hood Main House Pantomime


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Mon 25 February – Sat 2 March – 7:30pm (2:30pm) 5 Goodnight Mister Tom £% LDS Production Main House Tue 5 – Sat 9 March – 7:30pm (2:30pm) Fiddler on the Roof Leicester Gilbert & Sullivan Musical Society Visiting Company Main House


Fri 15 – Sat 16 March – 7:30pm (2:30pm) The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe Senior Youth Theatre Main House


Thu 21 – Sat 23 March (see website for full details) 14 One Act Play Festival - preliminaries Specials Main House Wed 27 – Sat 30 March – 7:30pm The Maids LDS Studio Production Haywood Studio


Mon 1 – Sat 6 April – 7:30pm (2:30pm) The Unexpected Guest £% LDS Production Main House




Tuesday 12 February - 7:00 for 7:30pm Murder in the Wings - murder dinner Specials Main House

Fri 15 February – 8:00pm The Infinite Show - Mark Watson Specials – Comedy Festival

LDS Centenary Challenge

Jan-July 2019

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LDS Multi-Buy Discounts - see page 24

LDS Multi-Buy Discounts - see page 24

Wait Until Dark


It’s a Wonderful Life

By Frederick Knott Directed by David Kimmins

Adapted by Mary Elliott Nelson Directed by Martin Bell


Heartwarming American Drama

LDS Production

LDS Production

Monday 21 – Saturday 26 January 2019, 7:30pm Saturday Matinée 2:30pm

Monday 4 – Saturday 9 February 2019, 7:30pm Saturday Matinée 2:30pm

Standard: £15.00 Premium: £16.00 Concessions: £13.50

Standard: £15.00 Premium: £16.00 Concessions: £13.50

By the author of Dial M for Murder, Wait Until Dark has held audiences on the edge of their seats since its long West End and Broadway runs in 1966 and the film starring Audrey Hepburn. Suzy, a blind woman, faces a group of conmen hatching a scam. As the tension mounts she is left to fend for herself, but with the phone line cut and the house in darkness can she outwit the murderous visitors?

Bedford Falls in 1940s America. George Bailey, a small-town clerk, faces financial ruin and feels his world crumbling beneath his feet. In desperation, he wonders if his town would be better off without him. Meanwhile…somewhere amongst the stars, Clarence the apprentice angel needs to save a soul to win his wings. Could this be a match made in heaven?

This amateur production of “Wait Until Dark” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.


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Performance Rights Licence for “It’s a Wonderful Life” granted by THE TENNYSON AGENCY.

Goodnight Mister Tom Adapted by David Wood From the novel by Michelle Magorian LDS Production Directed by Leigh White

When sad young William Beech is evacuated from Deptford to Little Weirwold in Dorset during the air-raids of World War II, William begins to flourish under the care of old Tom Oakley, an elderly recluse who has lived a solitary life for 40 years. These two broken souls from two different worlds form a surprising and lasting friendship but William’s new-found happiness is shattered by a summons from his mother back in London . . .

A play by David Wood from the novel by Michelle Magorian Goodnight Mister Tom celebrates the value of love

Monday 25 Feb – Saturday 2 March 2019, 7:30pm Saturday Matinée 2:30pm WW2 Classic Drama Standard: £15.00 Premium: £16.00 Concessions: £13.50

and proves that friendship knows no barriers.

This amateur production of “Goodnight Mister Tom” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD. Warning: This play contains mild adult themes.

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£% LDS Multi-Buy Discounts - see page 24

LDS Multi-Buy Discounts - see page 24

Jane Eyre

The Unexpected Guest By Agatha Christie LDS Production Directed by Jane Towers Monday 1 – Saturday 6 April 2019, 7:30pm Saturday Matinée 2:30pm Thriller Standard: £15.00 Premium: £16.00 Concessions: £13.50


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A dead husband and a smoking gun greet the stranger when he seeks refuge in a secluded house. A straightforward case of murder? Agatha Christie leads you into a tense murder mystery as family secrets and chilling motives cast suspicion on every member of the household, as well as enemies from the past. A great thriller from the author who brought you And Then There Were None and Murder On The Nile. Can you solve it before the police do? A classic whodunit. This amateur production of “The Unexpected Guest” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

Adapted from Charlotte Brontë’s novel by Polly Teale LDS Production Directed by Jo Jones Monday 29 April – Saturday 4 May 2019, 7:30pm Saturday Matinée 2:30pm Romantic Drama Standard: £15.00 Premium: £16.00 Concessions: £13.50

As a child, the orphaned Jane Eyre is taught by her severe guardians to stifle her natural exuberance. A part of herself is locked away, out of view of polite society – until she arrives at Mr Rochester’s house as a governess to his young child. Soon Rochester’s passionate nature reawakens Jane’s hidden self; but darker secrets are stirring in the attic… Written for Shared Experience Theatre Company, Polly Teale’s bold and theatrically inventive adaptation of Brontë’s literary classic puts the interior life of the novel on stage. ‘The human heart has hidden treasures In secret kept, in silence sealed -’ An amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

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Ladies’ Day

Death of a Salesman By Arthur Miller LDS Production Directed by John Ghent Monday 20 – Saturday 25 May 2019, 7:30pm Saturday Matinée 2:30pm

Arthur Miller’s superb play won both the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award for Best Play when first staged on Broadway in 1949. Through Willy Loman, the travelling salesman, a man unable to accept change within himself and society, Miller weaves a montage of memories, dreams and confrontations, all of which make up the last 24 hours of Willy’s life. This beautiful play is studied and loved by students and audiences throughout the world, attracting the finest actors to the roles it offers. Death of a Salesman is arguably one of the greatest American plays of the 20th century.

By Amanda Whittington LDS Production Directed by Diani Gatenby Davies Monday 17 – Saturday 22 June 2019, 7:30pm Saturday Matinée 2:30pm

eath of a Salesman Arthur Miller’s Moving Drama Standard: £15.00 Premium: £16.00 Concessions: £13.50

By Arthur Miller

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This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.








LDS Multi-Buy Discounts - see page 24

LDS Multi-Buy Discounts - see page 24



Comedy Standard: £15.00 Premium: £16.00 Concessions: £13.50

Life is one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. But their fortunes are set to change when they head to `Ladies’ Day´ at the races. Factory hairnets make way for fascinators as the four friends hit the races for an unforgettable day out. Secrets are spilled with the champagne and friendships are tested to the limit. Yet as the day unfolds and tempers fray, their accumulator bet keeps quietly winning. If their luck and their nerve holds, the ladies could hit the jackpot – and more. An amateur production by arrangement with Nick Hern Books.

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Dick Barton Special Agent By Phil Willmott LDS Production Directed by Nadine Beasley Monday 8 – Saturday 13 July 2019, 7:30pm Saturday Matinée 2:30pm Comedy With Occasional Songs Standard: £15.00 Premium: £16.00 Concessions: £13.50

When Britain’s entire tea supply is threatened with being poisoned, Dick Barton soon finds himself wrapped up in an adventure soaked with intrigue and mystery, as he faces off against arch enemies Marta Heartburn and Baron Scarheart - all the while finding the time to sing a few songs along the way. This amateur production of “Dick Barton Special Agent” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD and by special arrangement with the BBC.

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe By C. S. Lewis Dramatised by Adrian Mitchell Music by Shaun Davey Senior Youth Theatre Directed by Paul Phillips Assistant Director: Georgina Venning Friday 15 – Saturday 16 March 2019, 7:30pm Saturday Matinée 2:30pm

Four children are evacuated from London during the Blitz. While exploring the Professor’s house, Lucy stumbles across a wardrobe and looks inside. It is a gateway to another world and the adventure begins. The land of Narnia is under the spell of the wicked White Witch, and very quickly the four find themselves caught up in a deadly struggle between good and evil. This amateur production of “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (Mitchell)” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

Classic Children’s Story All tickets: £8.00


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The Maids


By Robin Chapman Directed by Russell Hughes

Psychological Thriller


LDS Studio Production

LDS Studio Production

Wednesday 27 – Saturday 30 March 2019, 7:30pm

Wednesday 12 – Saturday 15 Directed June 2019, 7:30pmby Russell Hughes

All tickets: £8.00

All tickets: £8.00

In a luxurious bedroom, two maids fantasise about the pleasure of murdering their Mistress, acting out the same elaborate ritual night after night. As the boundaries between fantasy and reality begin to blur, a lifetime of oppression and brutality comes to a head in a shocking, unexpected climax.

It is May 1951 and author and former communist sympathiser Goronwy Rees receives a visit from an old university friend. What follows is a crisis of conscience as his peaceful country life is turned upside down by the arrival of the flamboyant and volatile Guy Burgess just days before his defection to Moscow.

This amateur production of “The Maids” is presented by arrangement with Rosica Colin Limited London on behalf of the Author’s Estate, and by arrangement with Judy Daish Associates Ltd and United Agents LLP on behalf of the Translators.

One of Us takes a look at an unexpected and extraordinary set of events that stunned post war Britain.

Warning: This play contains frequent and strong adult language.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited.

Directed by Jane Durant


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One of Us

By Jean Genet Translated by Benedict Andrews and Andrew Upton Directed by Jane Durant

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Tuesday 12 February 2019, 7:00pm

Murder Dinner

Leicestershire & Rutland

One Act Play Festival Join us for this national knockout competition Preliminary Round - Thursday 21 - to Saturday 23 March 2019 including Saturday matinée Quarter Final - Sunday 14 April 2019 including matinée Tickets £10 See Little Theatre website for further details


Sunday 10 February 2019, 7:30pm All Tickets £16.50

Tommy Cooper’s

Big Night Out

In Support le of The Litt ew N e tr Thea nd Building Fu

Blood Brothers and West End star Daniel Taylor brings us his extraordinary portrayal of the legendary Tommy Cooper, complete with the comedy icon’s misfiring magic and dazzling wordplay. The hilarious and timeless material, which will captivate audiences of all ages, celebrates the life of the man who could prompt laughter by simply entering a room.

“A Tour De Force” – The Tommy Cooper Society

“Outstanding” – Eastbourne Herald

“Hilarious” – Liverpool Echo

“Utterly Entranced” – British Theatre Guide


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By Wise Owl Theatre Company Enjoy a three course supper (including fish and chips) on stage, and solve a murder, at The Little Theatre 7:00pm in the bar for supper on stage at 7:30pm Tickets £24

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Thursday 14 February 2019 at 7:30pm

Photo credit: Patrick Balls

Specials In Support of The Litt le Theatre N ew Building Fu nd

Friday 15 February 2019 8:00pm. All tickets £19.00

The Infinite Show Mark Watson

LGS Big Band

Cluster-bombed with yoghurt on ‘Taskmaster’, half-killed on ‘Bear Grylls’ Celebrity Island’, Watson returns to what he’s best at: being indoors. Inspired by the mostly alarming state of the world his children are growing up in, and a genuine, urgent desire to do something about it, this show is about empathy. 99 percent of the world’s population is made up of other people: why can’t we understand them? As scrawny and impassioned as ever, one of the UK’s most beloved and thinnest acts offers some suggestions, with his usual notoriously high joke-and-rant-per-minute rate.

The band returns to this delightful venue for a fifth year to perform much loved favourites from the repertoire. It promises to be a nostalgic and foot-tapping extravaganza including works by Count Basie, Hoagy Carmichael, Stevie Wonder and Glenn Miller.

‘He sparkles with originality and verve’ – Chortle ‘A kind of unstoppably funny Superhero’ – Sunday Times ‘Hugely entertaining, craftsmanlike, remarkable’ – Telegraph

All tickets £9.00

Website: • Facebook: Twitter: @watsoncomedian • Age Guidance 14+

Music Hall Tavern



PERFORM FOR YOU Ask about our latest savings offers 0116 253 7722 7-9 Halford Street, Leicestershire, LE1 1JA

The UK’s premier comedy drag show is back for its 6th year with a brand new hilarious fabulous glamorous show for 2019! Whatever your age, come along and join Mrs T and the ‘girls’ from MHT this Spring for a truly magnificent night of dazzling costumes, side splitting laughter and a cast of unique characters singing and dancing all night long. A feel-good night that will not only entertain and amuse you, but will leave you with unforgettable memories of the funniest night out of the year! Starring the sensational Paul Carroll as Mrs T, Lee Sanderson as Peggy Lee and featuring the Showcase International Dancers.

Sat 16 February 2019 7:30pm. Tickets £22.00, Concessions £20.00



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Specials In Support of The Litt le Theatre N ew Building Fu nd

Saturday 11 May 2019 at 2:30pm Back by popular demand

Telephone: 0116 255 9174

Wyggestons, 160 Hinckley Road, Leicester

The Magnificent Music Hall Helming this splendid afternoon of song, dance, magic and laughter will be your eloquent & elegantly waistcoated Chairman complete with gavel and sharp wit together with an ‘august’ line up of artistes from BBC TV’s The Good Old Days. This spectacular production will delight and entertain you. Presented by The Paper Moon Theatre Company Produced/Directed by Jan Hunt

Tickets £17.50, Concessions: £16.50 Party bookings: Buy 10 and get the 11th free.

Thursday 30 May 2019 at 11:00am and 2:30pm. All tickets £13.50. Izzy wizzy let’s get busy! Sooty, Sweep and Soo and TV’s Richard Cadell will amaze you with impossible tricks and sidesplitting jokes! Be astounded at Sooty’s flying car, Soo’s singing unicorn and Sweep’s levitating sausage! With special guests circus star Michael Jordan and the ultraviolet specialties of Fantasie de la Nuit. A spectacular treat for the whole family – including a chance to meet Richard and Sooty after the show! Follow us on Twitter: @Sootyandco Join us on Facebook: The Sooty Show

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Watch us on YouTube: The Sooty Show

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Visiting Companies

Visiting Companies


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Dover Street, Leicester Box Office: 0116 2551302

Book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elise

9th to 13th APRIL 2019

Evenings at 7.30pm (Saturday matinee 2.30pm)

Tickets £15 – Under 16s £10 Phone 0116 2695562 for tickets

Music and Lyrics by Andrew Lippa Based on characters created by Charles Addams

The Addams Family is presented through special arrangement with and all authorised performance materials are supplied by Theatrical Rights Worldwide (TRW), 122-124 Regent Street, 3rd floor, London W1B 5SA

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Tuesday 25 – Saturday 29 June 2019 7:30pm Saturday matinée at 2:30pm Tickets: £15 Under 16s £10

In Support of The Litt le Theatre N ew Building Fu nd

Music by Richard Rodgers, Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II Book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse Suggested by “The Trapp Family Singers” by Maria Augusta Trapp Presented by special arrangement with R&H Theatricals Europe


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An LDS Fundraising Production presented by arrangement with KW Productions The hills are alive this Summer as KW Productions presents one of the greatest musicals of all time. The Sound of Music tells the true story of the famous singing Von Trapp family, from their romantic beginnings to their thrilling escape to freedom at the start of WWII. Featuring an unforgettable score including My Favorite Things, Do-Re-Mi, Climb Ev’ry Mountain, Edelweiss and of course, The Sound of Music, this timeless musical is sure to enchant the young and the young at heart. Directed by John Bale

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Telephone: 0116 255 1302 In person: The Box Office is near the main theatre foyer entrance, on Dover Street, Leicester, LE1 6PW. Opening hours are: Mon-Fri 10:00am-7:30pm Sat 10:00am-12 noon (2:30pm on matinée days) The Box Office is closed on Bank Holidays; and in July is only open Mon-Fri 10:00am-5:00pm. Email: A £1.00 fee applies to all bookings made in person or by phone, irrespective of method of payment. If you would like your tickets posting to you there will be a £1.00 charge or alternatively you can opt to print your tickets at home when booking online or with the Box Office. Customers selecting print at home tickets must present, either in hard copy or on a mobile device, their ticket upon arrival. Reservations must be paid for within 48 hours or tickets will be offered for resale. Refunds and exchanges: No refunds are made. Tickets may be exchanged for the same play only, subject to availability. A £1.00 charge will be made for each ticket exchanged.

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LDS Multi-Buy Discounts

Buy 6 LDS Main House Plays Standard £76.50 per person Concession £68.82 per person Premium Row L £81.60 per person Buy 4 LDS Main House Plays Standard £54 per person Concession £48.60 per person Premium Row L £57.60 per person Applicable to shows marked


Theatre-Goers Under 25: For LDS shows marked £% we reserve up to 30 tickets for sale at £5.00 on the day of performance to those under 25. Contact the Box Office on the day to check availability. (Proof of status may be requested.)


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Buy 5 LDS Main House Plays Standard £67.50 per person Concession £60.75 per person Premium Row L £72.00 per person Buy 3 LDS Main House Plays Standard £42.75 per person Concession £38.46 per person Premium Row L £45.60 per person

Wheelchair spaces Escort seating Seats removed for access Premium seating

Mobility A lift between the ground floor and the auditorium may be used by wheelchair users and persons with walking difficulties. Accessible toilets are available on both levels of the theatre. Spaces for wheelchairs are shown on the seating plan (row D coloured purple) with provision for escorts’ seats (D4 and E1 coloured blue). Seats C1 - 3 are removed for access. Wheelchair patrons are requested to be in the foyer half an hour before the performance begins to ensure that Front of House staff are available to assist you. If booking on the day of the performance, wheelchair patrons are asked to do so before midday. Hearing impaired An infra red amplification system is provided in the Main House. Please ask Front of House staff in the foyer if you wish to borrow a headset.

Space for a Guide Dog is available, but please book this at least a week in advance. A CD version of this brochure is also available on request. For further details, or to book these facilities, contact the Box Office on 0116 255 1302, or visit Note that the Concessionary ticket price for disabled patrons also applies to one escort, if needed.

only. Tickets must all be booked and paid for at the same time.

Vision impaired The Saturday matinée performance of LDS main house plays is usually Audio Described (headphones are provided). A CD with detailed descriptions of the set and costumes and extracts from the programme is also normally produced, and a Touch Tour of set and costumes and a chance to meet the cast takes place at 1:00pm on Saturday before the performance. Please note that the CD and Touch Tour must be requested at least a week in advance, preferably on booking your ticket.

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The Bar Lounge Our fully licensed lounge bar is open Mon to Sat 6:00pm to 11:00pm on show days (opening at 2:00pm on matinée days). Interval drinks may be ordered before curtain up. The Little Gallery Work by local fine artists and photographers is displayed in the theatre’s public areas. Parking 24 hour Pay & Display parking opposite the theatre in Dover Street. NCP multi-storey car park in East Street. Please allow plenty of time for parking - the nearest car park may not always have spaces available.

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The Little Theatre Dover Street Leicester, LE1 6PW Email:

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Our Junior and Senior Youth Theatre groups meet every term-time Saturday throughout the academic year.



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Box Office 0116 255 1302 or book online

Senior Youth Theatre (13-18 year olds) meet on Saturdays from 11:00am to 12:30pm in the Studio. They produce one show a year for three performances in the theatre’s Main House. A commitment to extra rehearsals as required is essential.





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Paul Phillips - Youth Theatre Leader Georgina Venning - Youth Theatre Assistant






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Junior Youth Theatre (8-12 year olds) meet on Saturdays from 9:00am to 10:30am in the Studio. They produce two shows a year for performance before family and friends.




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Address: 50/52 Albion Street, Leicester, LE1 6LB




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To make an appointment: Telephone: 0116 254 0472 (during opening hours) Email:

Enquiries to: Philip Royley, Theatre Manager, on 0116 254 2266.


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Opening Hours (by appointment only): Tue and Fri 11:30am-3:00pm Wed and Thu 3:30pm-6:30pm

The cost is £65 per term.


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We offer for hire a wide range of costumes, from Shakespearian to Victorian, from the 20s to the 70s up to the present day – plus some magnificent Panto outfits! Excellent quality garments are backed by a friendly personal service, which includes fittings and alterations. From individual hire to complete theatrical productions, we can cater for all your needs.


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Keep In Touch To join our mailing list, contact the theatre on 0116 254 2266. To join our email list, visit our website Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube The Little Theatre is owned by Leicester Drama Society Limited (LDS). Registered in England Company No.268828. Registered Charity No.214249. Member of the Little Theatre Guild of Great Britain

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