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Directed by award-winning director Philip Franks (The Habit of Art) and produced by The Original Theatre Company (Birdsong), The Croft will be setting pulses racing.
Starring national treasure Gwen Taylor - best known to millions of fans as the star of the hit TV show Barbara. Her other notable television contributions include the BAFTA-nominated series A Bit Of A Do as well as regular fixtures Ann Foster in Coronation Street and Peg in Heartbeat.
In the remote Scottish Highlands two women arrive at a former Crofters Hut in the deserted village of Coillie Ghille, when suddenly the weekend getaway takes an unexpected turn. Cut off from the modern world, Laura and Suzanne find themselves drawn into the dark history of the Croft and the lives that passed before them. In this bold and haunting new play the present interweaves with the past as ancient tales surface and the terrifying truth lurking in the Croft is revealed.
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An experienced actress both in the theatre and on television. Her numerous television credits include playing Peggy Armstrong in ninety-eight episodes of Heartbeat; appearing in the title role in three series of Barbara; and playing Rita Simcock in two series of the BAFTA-nominated A Bit of a Do. Her stage work includes playing Gertrude in Sir Peter Hall's Hamlet in the West End and on tour, Prick Up Your Ears at the Comedy Theatre; Lettice and Lovage, which appeared at the Theatre Royal Bath in 2001; Shirley Valentine, Butterfly Lion and Calendar Girls.
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- Park Lane
- CR9 1DG