Our upcoming productions...

Loot (Comedy)

BY

Joe Orton

Where

Blackburn Empire Theatre

DATE

22-25 September, 2021

ABOUT THE PLAY

Blackburn Dram Club return with Joe Orton’s classic farce “LOOT”. Uproarious slapstick meets dubious morals as two young friends stash the proceeds of a bank robbery in an occupied coffin, attempting to hide their spoils from the attentions of a psychopathic policeman, a gold-digging nurse and a grieving widower.
The ensuing black comedy shocked and delighted audiences in equal measure when the play premiered five decades ago, winning the Evening Standard Best Play award.
We can’t wait to welcome you back to the theatre for an evening of laughter with this outrageous comedy that’s as relevant today as the day it was written.

The Hound of the Baskervilles (Comedy)

BY

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Adapted by Steven Canny & John Nicholson)

Where

Blackburn Empire Theatre

DATE

17-20 November, 2021

ABOUT THE PLAY

Will Sherlock Holmes solve the mystery of the Hound of the Baskervilles? Silly question! Of course, he will! He is the world’s greatest detective, after all! Or perhaps the second … or maybe the third … but definitely up there in the top five! Imagine the result of putting Sir Arthur Conan Doyle in the same room as The Marx Brothers, Monty Python and The Mighty Boosh and what would you have? A famous author in the company of three comedy acts all beginning with the letter ‘M’? Or a wonderfully barking mad spoof based on Conan Doyle’s famous detective story? Let’s just hope Conan Doyle had a sense of humour for this play would probably be the result of their collaboration. So … if you want a serious, thought-provoking drama … don’t come to this production. If you are a devotee of Sherlock Holmes … don’t come either! If you are of a nervous disposition … you probably best stay at home too! But if you want a play that is Fast and Furious (and nothing to with the film franchise with the same name!), then, strap yourself into your seat and be prepared to be hurtled at a hundred miles an hour … in reverse … on the wrong side of the carriage way … chased by a gigantic hound who barks with a West Country accent. That, dear audience, is what you have to look forward to!