Upcoming Shows

Cilla and The Swinging 60s

Sandy Smith – Friday 21st July 2023 - 7.30pm

A fantastic entertaining show, suitable for all. Sandy stylishly celebrates the life and music of the legendary Cilla Black, Lulu as well as a selection of her most well-known contemporaries such as Dusty Springfield, Petula Clark, the Beatles and more.

The show will take you on a rollercoaster journey through many of the greatest pop songs of the 60s including Cilla’s own chart toppers ‘Anyone Who Had A Heart’ and ‘You’re My World’, Lulu’s Shout, Boom Bang a Bang, Dusty’s You Don’t Have to Say you Love me, Son Of a Preacher Man and the rock n roll twists of the 60s.

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Curtain Up!

by Peter Quilter  Directed by Gail Dennis
An LRP Production

11th & 12th August, 18th & 19th August 2023 – 7.30pm

This Lindsey Rural Players production of “Curtain Up!” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

Based on the author’s earlier Respecting Your Piers, Curtain Up! is the hilarious story of five women who inherit equal shares in a dilapidated theatre and plan to bring it back to life again. They try various fund-raising schemes but their most ambitious is to hold a concert featuring local talent and a world-famous star who agrees to appear for no fee! However, their plans go awry and it’s a race to keep their audience from guessing the truth of the matter. A fast-paced and very funny comedy.

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2nd September 2023

written and directed by Tobias Nicholls

Having spent her adult life running away, adopting new identities, and rewriting her own history, Larissa Bell is finally happy and ready to settle down.

But when it comes to your past you can run, but you can’t hide – shared secrets, and the sudden appearance of a familiar face, threaten not just her happiness, but her life itself.

With minimal set, this play will utilise light and sound to weave the plot through flashbacks, fantasies and even a play within a play – navigating us through Larissa’s fractured reality.

Whilst this will be the group’s first ever all-female cast, it will be Purple Dreams’ tenth touring production, and their eighth visit to one of their favourite venues – Broadbent Theatre! 

Since 2018, we’ve brought you comedies such as The Last Crumb and Love Games, alongside the whodunit The Empty Stage and psychological drama Murder at Broadbent Theatre – we hope you’ll join as again for our latest adventure!

This is a brand-new production and will be just the second performance of this theatrical, dramatic and mind-bending story. Please visit the ‘Running from Paradise’ page at www.purpledreamsproductions.com to leave your thoughts, ask any questions or maybe even learn some secrets!

The Mistake Michael Mears

Saturday 16th September 2023 - 7.30pm

One of the successes at last year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe, and following a sell-out run at London’s trailblazing Arcola Theatre, this urgent new play by Michael Mears explores the events surrounding the catastrophic ‘mistake’ that launched our nuclear age.

1942. On a squash court in Chicago a dazzling scientific experiment takes place, which three years later will destroy a city and change the world – forever. Two actors, one British, one Japanese, enact the compelling stories of a brilliant Hungarian scientist, a daring American pilot and a devoted Japanese daughter, in a fast-moving, thought-provoking drama about the dangers that arise when humans dare to unlock the awesome power of nature.

Written by Michael Mears.
Winner of a Spirit of the Fringe Award Edinburgh 2022. Shortlisted for the Sit-Up Award Edinburgh 2022
Performed by Michael Mears and Riko Nakazono.
Directed by Rosamunde Hutt.

★★★★ ‘The past comes alive – a gripping piece of storytelling.’  (THE TIMES)

★★★★★ ‘I was genuinely blown away by this production. A dramatic treat.’ (UK THEATRE WEB)

★★★★ ‘A powerful examination of humanity in the wake of Hiroshima.’ (THE LIST)

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Paradise Lost

14th October 2023 – 7.30pm

Following their successful outdoor performances of Paradise Lost last summer, we are pleased to have A Certain Demographic perform the play again at our Broadbent Theatre.
Words by John Milton & Ian Sharp, music by Tim Sutton, performed by A Certain Demographic (of ‘Conchies!’ fame).
Tickets £12. / £11. (over 65 and under 18).

Suitable for ages 12+

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Restless Graves

21st October 2023 – 7.30pm

Restless Graves and other Ghostly Tales to put you in the mood for Halloween! Timeless Edwardian ghost stories.
Beware the wrath of Mrs Mothersole in the terrifying tale of “The Ash-Tree”! Dare you learn the dreadful secret of “The Uncommon Prayer Book”? Tremble to the horrors unleashed by “The Fenstanton Witch”! Dramatic, atmospheric, theatrical storytelling at its macabre finest.

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Rinkly Rockers

by Elaine Howell – 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th November 2023 – An LRP Production – Directed by James Hewson

Lindsey Rural Players bring a new play written for us by Elaine Howell to the Broadbent Theatre. Elaine wrote the highly successful play At the Wake which was performed at the Broadbent in 2022 by Hambledon Productions. A laugh out loud comedy.

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Ralph Broadbent – Saturday 2nd December 2023

STRINGFEVER – A little bit Classical, a little bit Rock and Roll,
humorous and a whole lot entertaining!
Back by popular demand, this entertaining group of talented
musicians have lived and breathed music since a young age. Composed of three brothers and a cousin, this internationally acclaimed quartet has performed 1000+ Shows in 33 countries since 2004, from private performances for the British Royal family to a packed audience at Madison Square Gardens!
Stringfever’s selections range from inspiring classics to popular music; every performance engaging audiences with humour and energy.
We are really thrilled to welcome them back to the Broadbent Theatre following their successful show in 2022.

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Wickenby, Lincolnshire, Home of the Lindsey Rural Players