Too Many Crooks was a 1959 British comedy movie starring among others,Terry Thomas, Sydney James & George Cole. Director, John Rowlands has adapted the script for the stage in the form of a BBC Radio Play. 

The plot concerns a bunch of inept crooks led by an incompetent boss, who continue to botch straight forward robberies. When their plans turn to kidnapping, matters become overly complicated.


John brought his radio play, The Wrong Box, to the Mountview Theatre in 2018 and it was a real hit.

Too Many Crooks promises our audience lots of laughs with great characters and of course, live sound effects…..just like it used to be!  

Adapted for radio and Directed by John Rowland. Produced by Karen Hunt

Friday 14 May 2021 (Opening night)

Saturday 15 May 2021

Sunday 16 May 2021 (Matinee)

Friday 21 May 2021

Saturday 22 May 2021

Sunday 23 May 2021 (Matinee)

Thursday 27 May 2021

Friday 28 May 2021

Saturday 29 May 2021

Sunday 30 May 2021 (Matinee - Final Performance)

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Beane is an exile from life—an oddball. His well-meaning sister Joan and brother-in-law Harry try and make time for him in their busy lives, but no one can get through. Following the burglary of his apartment, Joan is baffled to find her brother blissfully happy and tries to unravel the story behind Beane's mysterious new love Molly.

Directed by Travis Handcock. Produced by Sonja Prater.

Friday 20 August 2021 (Opening night)

Saturday 21 August 2021

Sunday 22 August 2021 (Matinee)

Friday 27 August 2021

Saturday 28 August 2021

Sunday 29 August 2021 (Matinee)

Thursday 2 September 2021

Friday 3 September 2021

Saturday 4 September 2021

Sunday 5 September 2021 (Matinee – Final Performance)

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The Vortex shot Noël Coward to fame in 1924 as both a playwright and a performer, its depiction of sex and drugs in the Jazz Age stunning the critics and causing a sensation.


The story revolves around Florence Lancaster, a middle-aged socialite unable to accept the fact that the best years of her life have passed. To compensate for this, she is inclined to openly have associations with younger men while her catty friends roll their eyes over her vanity and obsession with youth. She has a troubled relationship with her son, Nicky, who is a talented pianist, recently returned from Paris. His unhappiness has driven him to a cocaine dependency and as the tension between mother and son rises, the facades drop away and the play moves into darker territory.

Directed by Andrew Meldrum. Produced by Karlana Santamaria.

Friday 12 November 2021 (Opening Night)

Saturday 13 November 2021

Sunday 14 November 2021 (Matinee)

Friday 19 November 2021

Saturday 20 November 2021

Sunday 21 November 2021 (Matinee)

Thursday 25 November 2021

Friday 26 November 2021

Saturday 27 November 2021

Sunday 28 November 2021 (Matinee – Final Performance)

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This year, the Youth Theatre will be performing two plays, one by Group C (members aged 16+ years)  and one combining the talents of Groups A & B (members aged 10-15 years).

Dates and plays to be announced.

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