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Revamped Theatre Royal preps classic plays

Repertory season: New live performances are lined up for the revamped Lincoln Theatre Royal by Artistic Director Ian Dickens.

The officially relaunched Lincoln Theatre Royal will kick off its Repertory season with classic performances from May 18th. Dedicated to the creation of a ‘rep’ theatre at the Lincoln Theatre Royal, Artistic Director and CEO Ian Dickens hopes the new shows will engage audiences.

The new line-up is different, says Dickens: “I aim to offer the people of Lincoln every sort of drama from English syllabus classics to modern armchair thrillers. Drama is a hard sell, but we hope the attractive pricing packages we have on offer will encourage the audiences to see our plays.”

This will be the first time since the 1970’s the Theatre Royal hosted repertory plays, and it all changes with this season’s line-up, which includes The Importance of Being Ernest, A Doll’s House and Inside Job.

From the Lincoln Theatre Royal play synopsis:

Opening the first play season on Tuesday May 18th is Oscar Wilde’s best loved and most renowned comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest. As one of the most famously quoted playwrights in the world, this play is a treasure trove of quotes.

A new adaptation of A Doll’s House which runs from Tuesday May 25th to Saturday May 29th tells the story about a seemingly typical housewife who becomes disillusioned and dissatisfied with her condescending husband. The classic play addresses timeless themes that are still pertinent to modern relationships today.

Inside Job, the final rep show for this season on Tuesday June 1st until Saturday June 5th features an all star cast including Matt Healy, Michelle Morris and Christopher Villiers. Set in the Costa Del Sol, a professional safe-cracker enjoys hedonistic life in the sun, until the stunning Suzy sweeps into his world with an offer he can’t refuse. But, what starts out as a simply act of theft, rapidly spirals into an intrigue of diamonds, murder, bluff and double-bluff.

The Mousetrap meets Lock Stock has a plot that twists and turns like a demented snake with deceit and duplicity collide in the most thrilling of thrillers by Brian Clemens, creator of television’s The Avengers and The Professionals.

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