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

17 June 2018 to 24 June 2018

The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard
Black Comedy by Peter Schaffer

The Playhouse Company is excited to announce our summer comedy double-bill.

The Real Inspector Hound

Directed by Hassan Elohu
It's your typical manor house murder mystery, with Inspector Hound called upon to solve the murder. Which is why the two critics watching the show with the audience, Birdboot and Moon, get distracted by their own conversations as the play pans out, that is, until the lines between reality and stage begin to blur. Eventually, they unwittingly become part of the mystery on the stage. Can they unspool that mystery, and their lives, before the final curtain closes? Find out in a playful, interactive take on the classic murdermystery by one of the masters of the English language, Tom Stoppard. Like Moon and Birdboot, you won't know where the play begins and ends.

Black Comedy

Directed by Lloyd Spencer
Struggling artist Brindsley Miller is about to face the most important night of his life. A millionaire is coming to view his latest work on the same night that his fiancee's father has decided to meet him for the first time. Having made the necessary preparations (Stealing his next-door neighbour's more impressive furniture) disaster strikes: The lights go off.

The dark is soon the least of his worries, and quickly becomes the only thing protecting him when his neighbour returns early. To compound things even further, his former lover, Clea, has also appeared and begun using the dark to orchestrate her own hijinks.

Brindsley's best laid plans are quickly beginning to unravel and the night begins to descend into unbridled chaos!

A top-quality farce from the author of "Amadeus"and "Equus"