The Playhouse Company is a thriving amateur theatre company based at the Cheltenham Playhouse.  We stage a wide variety of theatrical productions - modern and classic plays, as well as musicals. 

Coming Up

7 March 2018 to 10 March 2018

By Shelagh Stephenson
Directed by Elizabeth Maisey

On the eve of their mother’s funeral three sisters meet and reveal the conflicts of the past and its grip on the present. The central metaphor, that water retains some biochemical memory of whatever has been dissolved in it however dilute – ‘’my mother goes through us like wine through water. Whether we like it or not. Nothing ends entirely’’ Families are both blessed and cursed by the generations before them and curse the ones that come after.

Winner of the Olivier Award for best comedy.

Made into a film featuring Julie Walters and a West End production starred Alison Steadman. The original stage production has been performed in theatres worldwide.

This is a wonderfully funny and deeply felt play, a tragi-comedy that will have you laughing and crying as all good theatre should.

"Blessedly and mercurially funny.. Shelagh Stephenson combines a flair for witty dialogue with a relish for the dynamics of theatre … a mistress of comic anguish"

- The Guardian

"The play offers a superb mix of wild humour and bruising emotion"

- Daily Telegraph

Contains Strong Language
An amateur production by arrangement with Samuel French