What’s on at the Gatehouse


‘Darkside’ The Pink Floyd Show 2016 – Saturday 10th September

Darkside return to Stafford Gatehouse touring a brand new show ‘Remember When You Were Young?’ featuring the sensational vocals of Faye Brookes.

This promises to be another memorable evening of classic Pink Floyd, performed with passion, empathy, complete with period film clips, projected images and laser light show to capture the essence of Pink Floyd at their best.

If you have not seen Darkside live go to www.darksidefloydshow.com and view a 7 minute live show video.

Darkside will be performing at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre this Saturday 10th September. Tickets are priced at £16.50 and available from the Box Office on 01785 619080 or via www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk



Miles Jupp back on song at the Gatehouse with new show!  – Friday 16th September

Stand-up comedian and comic star of the screen, Miles Jupp, will make his long-awaited return to Stafford Gatehouse Theatre on Friday 16th September with a hilarious new show to have local audiences in stiches once again.

Entitled ‘Songs of Freedom’, the self-proclaimed stand-up, actor, writer, thinker, father, husband, worrier and fool, hits the road in a freshly-ironed shirt and some robust trousers and tries to make some bloody sense of it all.

Miles started performing stand-up comedy in 2000 and quickly gained recognition, winning both the ‘So You Think You’re Funny’ and ‘Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year’ awards in 2001. In 2010 he performed his sixth solo show, the critically acclaimed Fibber In The Heat. The show toured the UK in 2011 and 2012 culminating in a sell-out performance in London’s West End.

Also renowned for his talents as a comic actor, Miles has appeared in many of the genre-defining British TV comedy shows of the past decade such as the cliché smashing BAFTA Award-winning Rev. and Armando Iannucci’s artful skewering of Westminster The Thick of It.  He has also made numerous appearances on Have I Got News For You and Mock The Week, as well as Eight Out Of Ten Cats and Never Mind The Buzzcocks. He has performed stand-up on both Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and Live At The Apollo.
“A very British tour-de-force of comedy” Daily Telegraph


Last Chance to see National Theatre Live at Gatehouse this month – Thursday 22nd October

The final National Theatre Live screening of the month at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre will be the darkly comic, new take on Brecht and Weill’s raucous musical, The Threepenny Opera.

Mack the Knife is back in town!
London scrubs up for the coronation. The thieves are on the make, the whores on the pull, the police cutting deals to keep it all out of sight. Mr and Mrs Peachum are looking forward to a bumper day in the beggary business, but their daughter didn’t come home last night and it’s all about to kick off…

With Olivier Award-winner Rory Kinnear (Hamlet, Othello, James Bond) as Macheath, alongside Rosalie Craig (As You Like It, My Family and other Animals) as Polly Peachum and Haydn Gwynne (The Windsors, Drop the Dead Donkey) as Mrs Peachum.
This bold, anarchic production is brought to you by a creative powerhouse: adapted by Simon Stephens (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time), and directed by Rufus Norris (Everyman, London Road).

Contains scenes of a sexual nature, violence and filthy language: Certificate: 15

The National Theatre Live screening of The Threepenny Opera will take place at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre on Thursday 22nd October at 7pm. Tickets are priced at £13 (£10.50 concessions) and can be booked by calling the box office on 01785 619080 or by visiting www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk


Stylish drama trilogy begins in the MET this September – Tuesday 27th September

The MET Studio at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre will play host to a trilogy of stylish, one-woman plays during its forthcoming Autumn Winer season, beginning this month with an adaptation of the Virginia Woolf novel, Dalloway.

The year is 1923. The War is over.  While Clarissa Dalloway prepares a party in Westminster, Septimus Smith is diagnosed with shell-shock. On a hot blue day in June, their memories and dreams magically intertwining with those of fifteen other disparate souls.
Conjuring the hopes and regrets of middle and upper-class London, this adaptation of Virginia Woolf’s celebrated map of hearts, minds and memories offers a compellingly feminine response to the aftermath of the First World War.
Written and directed by Elton Townsend Jones and performed by Rebecca Vaughan, Dalloway will be the first of three poignantly atmospheric plays from Dyad Productions – which also includes the Halloween drama, Female Gothic, and the festive frightener, Christmas Gothic.

Dalloway will be performed in The MET Studio on Tuesday 27th September at 7.30pm. Tickets are £15.50 and can be booked by calling the box office on 01785 619080 or by visiting www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk
A special discount rate of £12.50 for tickets to see all three plays – Dalloway (27/9/16), Female Gothic (31/10/16) and Christmas Gothic (20/12/16) – is also available when purchased online only.
★★★★★ ‘Intelligently adapted, beautifully performed… entrancing’ (British Theatre Guide)
★★★★★ ’Richly re-imagined, exquisitely evocative stage adaptation, portrayed with heart breaking poignancy and passion.’ (Edinburgh Guide)
‘Perfection… Vaughan is simply sublime’ (Huffington Post)


Beatles legend biopic coming to Stafford this October – Wednesday 5th October

After wowing audiences and critics alike following its international debut in 2014, a stage production about Beatles legend John Lennon will be performed at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre on Wednesday 5th October.

The smash hit show, Lennon: Through A Glass Onion, celebrates the genius, music and phenomenon of John Lennon. Written by John Waters the show is part-concert, part-biography and features 31 of Lennon’s iconic solo hits, as well as his collaborations with Paul McCartney, including Imagine, Strawberry Fields Forever, Revolution, Woman, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Working Class Hero, and Jealous Guy.


After opening in Australia, the show has been performed to sell-out audiences Off-Broadway New York, as well as elsewhere around the USA and as far afield as Japan. It also proved hugely popular at last year’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, before winning the hearts of audiences in Lennon’s Liverpool birthplace in April.

Lennon: Through A Glass Onion features Liverpool actor Daniel Taylor in the lead role, who has received widespread acclaim for his realistic portrayal of the life of Merseyside’s much-loved musical maestro. Daniel will be joined by accompanist Stewart D’Arrietta who recently enjoyed a nine-month New York run of his Tom Waits show, Belly of a Drunken Piano.

Lennon: Through a Glass Onion will be performed at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre on Wednesday 5th October at 8pm. Tickets are £22.50 and can be booked by calling the box office on 01785 619080 or by visiting www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk.


Hilarious new play about NHS coming to Stafford – Monday 3rd October

A brand-new comedy from BAFTA Award-winning playwright, John Godgber, is set to be performed at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre next month. This Might Hurt is a tender and funny look at the current state of the National Health Service, and tackles a subject almost everyone deals with – illness and old age.

When tough actor Jack Skipton returns from filming to care for his ageing aunt, he has no idea what he is letting himself in for. But this might be his most taxing role to date, as he begins an incredible odyssey through the NHS – from cancelled GP appointments, wrongly booked scans, frustrated consultants, and abusive home carers who smoke on the door step!

Jack’s story is hilarious and heartbreaking, as he and his aunt take on the health service in order to get the right diagnosis and the right care; as he goes from actor to carer to drugs consultant, and she refuses to admit that she is even ill!

Told in a bold physical theatre style and with breathtaking grit and honesty, Godber’s take on our health service is both tender and true, as he investigates what we deserve, and what we receive.
Take a deep breath, because This Might Hurt!

John Godber is one of the UK’s favorite playwrights and author of international hits such as Shafted!, Up ‘n’ Under, The Debt Collectors and, most recently, Poles Apart.

This Might Hurt will be performed at Stafford Gatehouse Theatre on Monday 3rd October at 7.30pm. Tickets are £15.50, with concessions for students at £10.50, and can be booked by calling the box office on 01785 619080 or by visiting www.staffordgatehousetheatre.co.uk