List of Productions by Title

PAST PRODUCTIONS BY TITLE

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

This Productions by Title 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 date 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.