List of Productions by Date


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Jul 2017Lovesong – Abi Morgan
Jun 2017The Allotment – Gillian Plowman
Apr 2017The Tempest – William Shakespeare
Feb 2017Caught in the Net – Ray Cooney
Nov 2016The Crucible – Arthur Miller
Jul 2016A Theatrical Feast – One-act plays by David Tristram and Harold Pinter
Jul 2016Peas – David Tristram
Jul 2016The Dumb Waiter – Harold Pinter
Jul 2016The Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish – David Tristram
Jun 2016The Regina Monologues – Rebecca Russell and Jenny Wafer
Apr 2016The Hollow – Agatha Christie
Feb 2016It Runs in the Family – Ray Cooney
Oct 2015Absurd Person Singular – Alan Ayckbourn
Jul 2015Dracula – Bram Stoker adapted by Jane Thornton & John Godber
Apr 2015The 39 Steps – Patrick Barlow (adapted by) John Buchan & Alfred Hitchcock
Feb 2015Pack of Lies – Hugh Whitemore
Oct 2014Bedroom Farce – Alan Ayckbourn
Jul 2014The Memory of Water – Shelagh Stephenson
Jun 2014Ghost of a Chance – Brian J Burton
May 2014Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare
Mar 2014God of Carnage – Yasmina Reza
Nov 2013Calendar Girls – Tim Firth
Jul 2013The Odd Couple (Female Version) – Neil Simon
Jun 2013Don't Blame it on the Boots – N J Warburton
May 2013Whodunnit – Anthony Shaffer
Mar 2013An Inspector Calls – J B Priestley
Nov 2012Calendar Girls Cancelled due to flood – Tim Firth
Jul 2012Wuthering Heights – Jane Thornton (adapted by) from the novel by Emily Brontë
May 2012Ding Dong – Marc Camoletti & Tudor Gates
Mar 2012The Unexpected Guest – Agatha Christie
 2011Brassed Off – Paul Allen & Mark Herman
 2011James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl Adapted by David Wood
 2011The Garden Party – Hazel Wyld and Jimmie Chinn
 2011Wyrd Sisters – Terry Pratchett
 2010Amadeus – Peter Shaffer
 2010Communicating Doors – Alan Ayckbourn
 2010Neville's Island – Tim Firth
 2010Quartet – Ronald Harwood
 2009A Kiss on the Bottom – Frank Vickery
 2009Babes In The Wood –
 2009Role Play – Alan Ayckbourn
 2009Victim – Don West
 2008Breaking the Code – Hugh Whitemore
 2008Lord Arthur Savile's Crime – Constance Cox Based on the story by Oscar Wilde
 2008Men of the World – John Godber
 2008The Tinder Box – Hans Christian Andersen
 20073 in2 One –
 2007Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates –
 2007The Dresser – Ronald Harwood
 2007The Pocket Dream – Sandi Toksvig & Elly Brewer
 2006Abandonment – Kate Atkinson
 2006Aladdin –
 2006Sex, Drugs and Rick 'n' Noel – David Tristram
 2006Tom's Midnight Garden – David Wood From the book by Philippa Pearce
 2005Barefoot in the Park – Neil Simon
 2005Jack and the Beanstalk –
 2005Katherine Howard – William Nicholson
 2005The Hound of the Baskervilles – Arthur Conan Doyle (Sir), adapted by Simon Williams
 20043 in2 One –
 2004A Tale of Two Cities – Matthew Francis, adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens
 2004On Golden Pond – Ernest Thompson
 2004The BFG – Roald Dahl Adapted by David Wood
 2003Blithe Spirit – Noël Coward
 2003Cinderella –
 2003Dial M for Murder – Frederick Knott
 2002Cider with Rosie – Laurie Lee, adapted for the stage by James Roose-Evans
 2002Dancing at Lughnasa – Brian Friel
 2002One for the Road – Willy Russell
 2002When We Are Married – J B Priestley
 2001Season's Greetings – Alan Ayckbourn
 2001The Herbal Bed – Peter Whelan
 2001The Miser – Moličre
 2001The Wind in the Willows –
Jul 2000A Midsummer Night's Dream – William Shakespeare
 2000A Christmas Carol – Shaun Sutton, from the story by Charles Dickens
 2000Steel Magnolias – Robert Harling
 2000Stepping Out – Richard Harris
 1999Macbeth – William Shakespeare
 1999Separate Tables – Terence Rattigan
 1999The Mayor of Casterbridge – Thomas Hardy
 1998Dick Turpin & Black Bess –
 1998Gaslight – Patrick Hamilton
 1998The Relapse – John Vanbrugh
 1997All My Sons – Arthur Miller
 1997Blue Remembered Hills – Dennis Potter
 1997Hobson's Choice – Harold Brighouse
 1997Way Upstream – Alan Ayckbourn
 1996Much Ado About Nothing – William Shakespeare
 1996The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe –
 1996Up 'n' Under – John Godber
 1995Hay Fever – Noël Coward
 1995The Accrington Pals – Peter Whelan
 1995The Caucasian Chalk Circle – Bertolt Brecht
 1995The Play's the Thing – Ferenc Molnar from P.G. Wodehouse
 1994A Doll's House – Henrik Ibsen
 1994Habeus Corpus – Alan Bennett
 1994Our Country's Good – Timberlake Wertenbaker
 1994She Stoops to Conquer – Oliver Goldsmith
 1993Arsenic and Old Lace – Joseph Kesselring
 1993Taking Steps – Alan Ayckbourn
 1993The Merry Wives of Windsor – William Shakespeare
 1993The Orchestra/The Real Inspector Hound – Jean Anouilh Translated by Miriam John/Tom Stoppard
 1992Chicago – Maurine Dallas Watkins adapted by David Thompson
 1992Daisy Pulls It Off – Denise Deegan
 1992School for Scandal – Richard Brinsley Sheridan
 1992Winnie the Pooh –
 1991Cabaret – John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood
 1991The Gingerbread Man – David Wood
 1991The Merchant Of Venice – William Shakespeare
 1991The Snatching of Horrible Harold/Stevie –
 1990Noises Off – Michael Frayn
 1990Our Day Out – Willy Russell
 1990The Railway Children – Dave Simpson
 1990Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare
 1989A Slight Ache – Harold Pinter
 1989Aladdin –
 1989Confusions – Alan Ayckbourn
 1989Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme – Molière
 1989Pack of Lies – Hugh Whitemore
 1989The Dumb Waiter – Harold Pinter
 1989The Lover – Harold Pinter
 1989Under Milk Wood – Dylan Thomas
 1988A Midsummer Night's Dream – William Shakespeare
 1988Running Riot – Derek Benfield
 1988The Three Sisters – Anton Chekhov
 1987Comedy of Errors – William Shakespeare
 1987Goodnight Mrs Puffin – Arthur Lovegrove
 1987Oliver – Lionel Bart
 1987When We Are Married – J B Priestley
 1986A Servant of Two Masters – Carlo Goldoni
 1986Pinocchio –
 1986See How They Run – Philip King
 1986The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie – Jay Presson Allen
 1985An Inspector Calls – J B Priestley
 1985Outside Edge – Richard Harris
 1985Peter Pan –
 1985The Rivals – Richard Brinsley Sheridan
 1984Dick Whittington –
 1984How The Other Half Loves – Alan Ayckbourn
 1984Saloon Bar – Frank Harvey
 1984The Taming of the Shrew – William Shakespeare
 1983Abigail's Party – Mike Leigh
 1983Cinderella –
 1983Ring Round The Moon – Jean Anouilh
 1983The Odd Couple – Neil Simon
 1982My Three Angels – Sam and Bella Spewack
 1982Relatively Speaking – Alan Ayckbourn
 1982The Merchant Of Venice – William Shakespeare
 1982The Wizard Of Oz –
 1981Alice in Wonderland /Through the Looking Glass –
 1981As You Like It – William Shakespeare
 1981Charley's Aunt – Brandon Thomas
 1981The Magistrate – Arthur Wing Pinero
 1980Caesar and Cleopatra – George Bernard Shaw
 1980Much Ado About Nothing – William Shakespeare
 1980Plaza Suite – Neil Simon
 1979Black Comedy – Peter Shaffer
 1979Dock Brief – John Mortimer
 1979Toad Of Toad Hall –
 1979Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare
 1978Aladdin –
 1978Hotel Paradiso – Georges Feydeau and Maurice Desvallieres Translation by Peter Glenville
 1978Merry Wives of Windsor – William Shakespeare
 1978Mother Courage – Bertolt Brecht
 1977A Midsummer Night's Dream – William Shakespeare
 1977Entertaining Mr. Sloan – Joe Orton
 1977Hans, the Witch and the Gobbin – Alan Cullen
 1977Lady Audley's Secret – C H Hazelwood
 1976The Ghost Train – Arnold Ridley
 1976The Government Inspector – Nikolai Gogol. Translated and adapted by Alistair Beaton
 1976The Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner – David Wood
 1975Major Barbara – Bernard Shaw
 1975The Lion In Winter – James Goldman
 1975Winnie the Pooh –
 1974Fallen Angels – Noël Coward
 1974Pinocchio –
 1974Semi-Detached – David Turner
 1974Thieves' Carnival – Lucienne Hill
 1973Cinderella –
 1973Forty Years On – Alan Bennett
 1973Not Now Darling – Ray Cooney and John Chapman
 1972Caught Napping – J M Barrie
 1972The Owl and The Pussycat –
 1972The Physicists – Friedrich Durrenmatt
 1971Ride A Cock Horse – David Mercer
 1971Taming Of The Shrew – William Shakespeare
 1971The Anniversary – Bill Macilwraith
 1971Wait Until Dark – Frederick Knott
 1970Live Like Pigs – John Arden
 1970On Approval – Frederick Lonsdale
 1970The Cherry Orchard – Anton Chekhov
 1970The Fairy Queen Who Lost Her Crown –
 1969Hobson's Choice – Harold Brighouse
 1969Sinbad The Sailor –
 1969Witness For The Prosecution – Agatha Christie
 1968Look After Lulu – Noël Coward
 1968Present Laughter – Noël Coward
 1968The Princess and the Swineherd –
 1967Hamlet of Stepney Green – Bernard Kops
 1967Lady Windermere's Fan – Oscar Wilde
 1967Toad Of Toad Hall –
 1966Aladdin –
 1966Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
 1966The Hollow – Agatha Christie
 1965Alice Through The Looking Glass –
 1965Epitaph for George Dillon – John Osborne
 1965Merry Wives of Windsor – William Shakespeare
 1965Penny for a Song – John Whiting
 1964Dinner With The Family – Edward Marsh
 1964Peter Pan –
 1964The Crucible – Arthur Miller
 1963Bell, Book and Candle – John Van Druten
 1963Jack and the Beanstalk –
 1963The Hostage – Brendan Behan
 1962An Inspector Calls – J B Priestley
 1962Cinderella –
 1962Will Any Gentleman? – Vernon Sylvaine
 1961Dear Charles – Alan Melville
 1961Pirates Of Penzance – W S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
 1961Ride A Cock Horse – David Mercer
 1961Ring Round The Moon – Jean Anouilh
 1960Breath Of Spring – Peter Coke
 1960Ruddigore – W S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
 1960The Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe –
 1960The Wind Of Heaven – Emlyn Williams
 1959Hippo Dancing – Robert Morley
 1959Pied Piper –
 1959The Importance of Being Earnest – Oscar Wilde
 1958Angels In Love – Hugh Mills
 1958Dick Whittington –
 1958Waiting for Gillian – Nigel Balchin
 1957All For Mary – Kay Bannerman, Harold Brooke
 1957Charley's Aunt – Brandon Thomas
 1957Sleeping Beauty –
 1956Babes In The Wood –
 1956Bonaventure – Charlotte Hastings
 1956Rookery Nook – Ben Travers
 1955Aladdin –
 1955Hay Fever – Noël Coward
 1955You Can't Take It With You – Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman
 1954Cinderella –
 1954The White Sheep of the Family – L Du Garde Peach & Ian Hay
 1954Trespass – M McClymont
 1953Here We Come Gathering – Philip King and Anthony Armstrong
 1953Little Red Riding Hood –
 1953Worm's Eye View – Hugh Hastings
 1952Beauty and the Beast –
 1952Ten Little Niggers – Agatha Christie
 1952The Flashing Stream – Charles Morgan
 1952The Happiest Days of Your Life – John Dighton
 1951An Ideal Husband – Oscar Wilde
 1951See How They Run – Philip King
 1951Time and the Conways – J B Priestley
 1950Dear Brutus – J M Barrie
 1950Grand National Night – Campbell and Dorothy Christie
 1950Love In Idleness – Terence Rattigan
 1949Arsenic and Old Lace – Joseph Kesselring
 1949Dangerous Corner – J B Priestley
 1949Fools Rush In – Kenneth Horne
 1949March –
 1948Lovers' Leap – Bill Daily
 1948Tilly of Bloomsbury – Ian Hay
 1948Young Mrs Barrington – Warren Chetham
 1947A Murder Has Been Arranged – Emlyn Williams
 1947Blithe Spirit – Noël Coward
 1947How Are They at Home – J B Priestley
 1946Candied Peel – Falkland L Cary
 1946George and Margaret – Gerald Savory
 1946Ladies in Retirement – Edward Percy & Reginald Denham
Oct 1945Without the Prince – Philip King
Apr 1945Hay Fever – Noël Coward

This Past Productions by Date page provides a full list of past productions from over 70 years of theatre in Banbury. To assist members in planning the future programme, plays can also be listed in title or playwright order. Some plays have, in a separate page, information which may include cast lists, photographs, a synopsis and other information relation to the show. Please click the play title to see this information.

Banbury Cross Players produce four full length plays a year, performed at The Mill Arts Centre. In addition we regularly take part in Drama Festivals in Oxfordshire. At our annual Season Preview event each Autumn we present our forthcoming programme to Members and Gold Card Holders and perhaps perform a short one-act play. This is sometimes the play performed at the Drama Festival which many in the audience will have been unable to see previously. We take part in Banbury’s Canal Day each year and have performed at other interesting locations such as Wroxton Abbey, Upton House, Sulgrave Manor and The RSC Courtyard at Stratford. For each of our plays we hold a members’ audition and a separate open audition to encourage people from outside the group to come along and show their skills. Many new members start via an open audition.