- 2018 – 2019 Season
CLIFFHANGER by James Yaffe
September 15 – October 6 / Sunday Matinees September 23rd & 30th
In this humorous 1980’s thriller, a mild mannered philosophy professor hits a colleague with the best of Socrates. This sets off a series of exciting twists as he and his wife try to hide the murder from the college police. Complications arise from a spying undergrad, who just wants a better grade!
BUSYBODY by Jack Popplewell
October 27 – November 17 Sunday Matinees November 4th & 11th
This busybody is a chatterbox too and thinks herself a sleuth to boot. When office cleaner Lily Piper’s work is interrupted by her discovery of a body, she’s determined to solve the murder, even when the body disappears. The wise-cracking Mrs. Piper drives her ex-beau, the police superintendent absolutely crazy in the process.
MURDER ON RESERVE by Thomas Hischak
January 19 – February 9 / Sunday Matinees January 27th & February 3rd
In small town Illinois things are a little too quiet, even for the Reference Section of the public library. A body is discovered and big city cops are called in. As well as investigating a motley crew of oddball suspects, they need to find a good cup of coffee.
UP AND COMING by Eric Chappell
February 16 – March 9 / Sunday Matinees February 24th & March 3rd
In this zany farce, potential Prime Ministerial candidate, Philip Conway is not having a good night. While at a political conference at a Brighton hotel, he is on the verge of a full-blown sex scandal! As if a partially clad actress in his hotel room isn’t problem enough, he is plagued by inquisitive political rivals at every turn. Meanwhile the lobby is full of press, the streets are full of protesting students, and there are rumours of an assassination plot!
Jane Austen’s PERSUASION Adapted by Tim Luscombe
March 30 – April 20 / Sunday Matinees April 7th & 14th
An adaptation of Jane Austen’s last novel, Persuasion features her most mature heroine, Anne Elliot. Anne gets a second chance at love with Navy Captain Frederick Wentworth when her family rent out their home to Captain Wentworth’s sister and her husband. Eight years after Anne was persuaded to end their engagement, they must navigate the complexities of their feelings and changing social positions.
COMMUNICATING DOORS by Alan Ayckbourm
May 4 – May 25 / Sunday Matinees May 12th & 19th
In this thrilling time-travel comedy, three women attempt to save themselves and each other at the hands of the same man but in 3 different time periods. In the present is a dominatrix who has been hired to withness a murder confessioin. Twenty years earlier is the second wife of the tycoon, about to be murdered and 20 years before that is the first wife (also about to be murdered). All that can prevent these events and re-shape their lives is the ingenuity of the 3 women (and a good bit of luck)!
Metro’s Traditional Christmas Pantomime
December 14 – January 5
Something Familiar… Something Peculiar… Something For Everyone… A Pantomime Tonight
Metro’s Panto returns for its 34th consecutive run.
Come join the fun, laughter and merriment with all your favorite characters. Bring the whole family to this annual Metro tradition.
Tickets go on sale October 1st.