List of Productions by Date


Search Past Productions:
Nov 2023Cinderella – Justin Clinch
Jul 2023Things I Know to be True – Andrew Bovell
Jun 2023Getting Dark – Joe Graham
Apr 2023Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare
Nov 2022The Wolves of Willoughby Chase – Joan Aiken
May 2022Spider's Web – Agatha Christie
Feb 2022Out of Order – Ray Cooney
Nov 2021The Woman who Cooked her Husband – Debbie Isitt
Feb 2020Nell Gwynn – Jessica Swale
Nov 2019The Thrill of Love - Cancelled due to Flooding - This play has not been rescheduled – Amanda Whittington
Jul 2019Ghosts – Henrik Ibsen adapted by Mike Poulton
Jun 2019Contractions – Mike Bartlett
May 2019Death Knell – James Cawood
Feb 2019GamePlan – Alan Ayckbourn
Nov 2018Audience with Murder – Roger Leach & Colin Wakefield
Jul 2018Cripple of Inishmaan (The) – Martin McDonagh
Jun 2018Warm, Hot, Getting Hotter – Lou Treleaven
Apr 2018People – Alan Bennett
Feb 2018My Boy Jack – David Haig
Nov 2017Season's Greetings – Alan Ayckbourn
Jul 2017Lovesong – Abi Morgan
Jun 2017Allotment (The) – Gillian Plowman
Apr 2017Tempest (The) – William Shakespeare
Feb 2017Caught in the Net – Ray Cooney
Nov 2016Crucible (The) – Arthur Miller
Jul 2016Dumb Waiter (The) – Harold Pinter
Jul 2016Extraordinary Revelations of Orca the Goldfish (The) – David Tristram
Jul 2016Peas – David Tristram
Jul 2016Theatrical Feast (A) – One-act plays by David Tristram and Harold Pinter
Jun 2016Regina Monologues (The) – Rebecca Russell and Jenny Wafer
Apr 2016Hollow (The) – 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
Jun 2015Canary Cage (The) – Diana Raffle
Apr 201539 Steps (The) – Patrick Barlow (adapted by) John Buchan & Alfred Hitchcock
Feb 2015Pack of Lies – Hugh Whitemore
Oct 2014Bedroom Farce – Alan Ayckbourn
Jul 2014Memory of Water (The) – 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 2013Odd Couple (The) (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
Sep 2012The Trench – Steve Hatt
Jul 2012Wuthering Heights – Jane Thornton (adapted by) from the novel by Emily Brontë
May 2012Ding Dong – Marc Camoletti & Tudor Gates
Mar 2012Unexpected Guest (The) – Agatha Christie
Nov 2011James and the Giant Peach – Roald Dahl Adapted by David Wood
Jul 2011Garden Party (The) – Hazel Wyld and Jimmie Chinn
May 2011Wyrd Sisters – Terry Pratchett
Mar 2011Brassed Off – Paul Allen & Mark Herman
Nov 2010Amadeus – Peter Shaffer
Jul 2010Neville's Island – Tim Firth
Jun 2010The Donahue Sisters – Geraldine Aron
Apr 2010Communicating Doors – Alan Ayckbourn
Feb 2010Quartet – Ronald Harwood
Nov 2009Babes In The Wood – Paul Reakes
Jul 2009Victim – Don West
May 2009Role Play – Alan Ayckbourn
Feb 2009Kiss on the Bottom (A) – Frank Vickery
Nov 2008Tinder Box (The) – Hans Christian Andersen
Oct 2008Not Quite Sunset – Dorothy Burrows
Jul 2008Men of the World – John Godber
Apr 2008Breaking the Code – Hugh Whitemore
Feb 2008Lord Arthur Savile's Crime – Constance Cox Based on the story by Oscar Wilde
Nov 2007Robinson Crusoe and the Pirates – Paul Reakes
Oct 2007Fumed Oak – Noel Coward
Jul 2007Dresser (The) – Ronald Harwood
May 2007Pocket Dream (The) – Sandi Toksvig & Elly Brewer
Feb 20073 into 1
Feb 2007Hitman (The) - part of 3 in 1 2007 – JCW Brook
Feb 2007In Room five Hundred and Four - part of 3 in 1 2007 – Jimmie Chinn
Feb 2007Two - part of 3 in 1 2007 – Jim Cartwright
Nov 2006Tom's Midnight Garden – David Wood From the book by Philippa Pearce
Jul 2006Sex, Drugs and Rick 'n' Noel – David Tristram
Apr 2006Abandonment – Kate Atkinson
Jan 2006Aladdin – Norman Robbins
Nov 2005Hound of the Baskervilles (The) – Arthur Conan Doyle (Sir), adapted by Simon Williams
Jul 2005Katherine Howard – William Nicholson
Apr 2005Barefoot in the Park – Neil Simon
Jan 2005Jack and the Beanstalk – Jeff Clarke
Nov 20043 into 1
Nov 2004from Beyond the Fringe (The Sermon) - part of 3 into 1 – Alan Bennett
Nov 2004from Confusions (Gosforth's Fete) - part of 3 into 1 – Alan Ayckbourn
Nov 2004from Visiting Hour (Plaster and Waiting) - part of 3 into 1 – Richard Harris
Nov 2004Say Something Happened - part of 3 into 1 – Alan Bennett
Jul 2004Tale of Two Cities (A) – Matthew Francis, adapted from the novel by Charles Dickens
Apr 2004On Golden Pond – Ernest Thompson
Jan 2004BFG (The) – Roald Dahl Adapted by David Wood
Nov 2003Blithe Spirit – Noël Coward
Jan 2003Cinderella – Martin Blinkhorn
 2003Dial M for Murder – Frederick Knott
Dec 2002When We Are Married – J B Priestley
Jul 2002Cider with Rosie – Laurie Lee, adapted for the stage by James Roose-Evans
May 2002One for the Road – Willy Russell
Mar 2002Dancing at Lughnasa – Brian Friel
Dec 2001Miser (The) – Molière
Jul 2001Season's Greetings – Alan Ayckbourn
May 2001Herbal Bed (The) – Peter Whelan
Jan 2001Wind in the Willows (The) – Kenneth Grahame adapted by Alan Bennett
Nov 2000Stepping Out – Richard Harris
Aug 2000Merrie England – Edward German
Jul 2000Midsummer Night's Dream (A) – William Shakespeare
Apr 2000Steel Magnolias – Robert Harling
Jan 2000Christmas Carol (A) – Adapted for the stage by Tony Neale, from the story by Charles Dickens
 1999Macbeth – William Shakespeare
 1999Mayor of Casterbridge (The) – Thomas Hardy
 1999Separate Tables – Terence Rattigan
 1998Dick Turpin & Black Bess –
 1998Gaslight – Patrick Hamilton
 1998Relapse (The) – 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
Nov 1995Play's the Thing (The) – Ferenc Molnar from P.G. Wodehouse
Jul 1995Caucasian Chalk Circle (The) – Bertolt Brecht
Apr 1995Accrington Pals (The) – Peter Whelan
Feb 1995Hay Fever – Noël Coward
Mar 1994Our Country's Good – Timberlake Wertenbaker
 1994Doll's House (A) – Henrik Ibsen
 1994Habeus Corpus – Alan Bennett
 1994She Stoops to Conquer – Oliver Goldsmith
 1993Arsenic and Old Lace – Joseph Kesselring
 1993Merry Wives of Windsor (The) – William Shakespeare
 1993Taking Steps – Alan Ayckbourn
 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 –
Jan 1991Gingerbread Man (The) – David Wood
 1991Cabaret – John Van Druten and Stories by Christopher Isherwood
 1991Merchant Of Venice (The) – William Shakespeare
 1991Snatching of Horrible Harold/Stevie (The) –
 1990Noises Off – Michael Frayn
 1990Our Day Out – Willy Russell
 1990Railway Children (The) – Dave Simpson
 1990Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare
Jan 1989Aladdin
 1989Confusions – Alan Ayckbourn
 1989Dumb Waiter (The) – Harold Pinter
 1989Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme – Molière
 1989Lover (The) – Harold Pinter
 1989Pack of Lies – Hugh Whitemore
 1989Slight Ache (A) – Harold Pinter
 1989Under Milk Wood – Dylan Thomas
 1988Midsummer Night's Dream (A) – William Shakespeare
 1988Running Riot – Derek Benfield
 1988Three Sisters (The) – Anton Chekhov
 1987Comedy of Errors – William Shakespeare
 1987Goodnight Mrs Puffin – Arthur Lovegrove
 1987Oliver – Lionel Bart
 1987When We Are Married – J B Priestley
Oct 1986See How They Run – Philip King
Jul 1986Servant of Two Masters (The) – Carlo Goldoni adapted by David Turner and Paul Lapworth
Apr 1986Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (The) – Muriel Spark / Jay Presson Allen
Jan 1986Pinocchio – Brian Way
 1985An Inspector Calls – J B Priestley
 1985Outside Edge – Richard Harris
 1985Peter Pan –
 1985Rivals (The) – Richard Brinsley Sheridan
Jul 1984Taming of the Shrew (The) – William Shakespeare
 1984Dick Whittington –
 1984How The Other Half Loves – Alan Ayckbourn
 1984Saloon Bar – Frank Harvey
Jan 1983Cinderella – John Crocker and Eric Gilder
 1983Abigail's Party – Mike Leigh
 1983Odd Couple (The) – Neil Simon
 1983Ring Round The Moon – Jean Anouilh
 1982Merchant Of Venice (The) – William Shakespeare
 1982My Three Angels – Sam and Bella Spewack
 1982Relatively Speaking – Alan Ayckbourn
 1982Wizard Of Oz (The) –
 1981Alice in Wonderland /Through the Looking Glass –
 1981As You Like It – William Shakespeare
 1981Charley's Aunt – Brandon Thomas
 1981Magistrate (The) – Arthur Wing Pinero
 1980Caesar and Cleopatra – George Bernard Shaw
 1980Much Ado About Nothing – William Shakespeare
 1980Plaza Suite – Neil Simon
Nov 1979The Hollow Crown – Devised by John Barton
Jul 1979Twelfth Night – William Shakespeare
Apr 1979Black Comedy and Dock Brief – Peter Shaffer and John Mortimer
Jan 1979Toad Of Toad Hall – adapted from the story by A A Milne
Nov 1978Mother Courage – Bertolt Brecht
Jul 1978Merry Wives of Windsor – William Shakespeare
Apr 1978Hotel Paradiso – Georges Feydeau and Maurice Desvallieres Translation by Peter Glenville
Jan 1978Aladdin – Martin Blinkhorn & Roy Albans. Adapted Carole Whitehill & Richard Westcott.
Nov 1977Lady Audley's Secret – Brian J Burton
Jul 1977Midsummer Night's Dream (A) – William Shakespeare
Mar 1977Entertaining Mr. Sloan – Joe Orton
Jan 1977Hans, the Witch and the Gobbin – Alan Cullen
Nov 1976Ghost Train (The) – Arnold Ridley
Apr 1976Government Inspector (The) – Nikolai Gogol. Translated and adapted by Alistair Beaton
Jan 1976Plotters of Cabbage Patch Corner (The) – David Wood
Nov 1975Major Barbara – Bernard Shaw
Mar 1975Lion In Winter (The) – James Goldman
Jan 1975Winnie the Pooh – A A Milne with additional material by Martin Blinkhorn
Nov 1974Semi-Detached – David Turner
Jun 1974Fallen Angels – Noël Coward
Apr 1974Thieves' Carnival – Lucienne Hill
Jan 1974Pinocchio – Brian Way
Nov 1973Forty Years On – Alan Bennett
May 1973Not Now Darling – Ray Cooney and John Chapman
Jan 1973Cinderella – Martin Blinkhorn
Oct 1972Physicists (The) – Friedrich Durrenmatt
Apr 1972Caught Napping – Geoffrey Lumsden
Jan 1972Owl and The Pussycat (The) – Sheila Ruskin and David Wood
Dec 1971Anniversary (The) – Bill Macilwraith
Oct 1971Taming Of The Shrew – William Shakespeare
Apr 1971Wait Until Dark – Frederick Knott
Jan 1971Ride A Cock Horse – Martin Blinkhorn
Oct 1970Live Like Pigs – John Arden
Oct 1970On Approval – Frederick Lonsdale
Apr 1970Cherry Orchard (The) – Anton Chekhov
Jan 1970Fairy Queen Who Lost Her Crown (The) – Nick Baldwin
Nov 1969Hobson's Choice – Harold Brighouse
Mar 1969Witness For The Prosecution – Agatha Christie
Jan 1969Sinbad The Sailor – Pauline Stuart
Nov 1968Look After Lulu – Noël Coward
Mar 1968Present Laughter – Noël Coward
Jan 1968Princess and the Swineherd (The) – Nicholas Stuart Gray
Nov 1967Hamlet of Stepney Green – Bernard Kops
Apr 1967Lady Windermere's Fan – Oscar Wilde
Jan 1967Toad Of Toad Hall – from Kenneth Grahame`s book `The Wind in the Willows`
Nov 1966Rebecca – Daphne du Maurier
Apr 1966Hollow (The) – Agatha Christie
Jan 1966Aladdin – Martin Blinkhorn and Roy Albans
Oct 1965George Dillon – John Osborne and Anthony Creighton
Jul 1965Merry Wives of Windsor – William Shakespeare
Apr 1965Penny for a Song (A) – John Whiting
Jan 1965Through The Looking Glass – Lewis Carroll
Oct 1964Dinner With The Family – Jean Anouilh
Apr 1964Crucible (The) – Arthur Miller
Jan 1964Peter Pan – Sir James Barrie
Nov 1963Hostage (The) – Brendan Behan
Apr 1963Bell, Book and Candle – John Van Druten
Jan 1963Jack and the Beanstalk – Ronald Parr
Nov 1962Will Any Gentleman? – Vernon Sylvaine
Mar 1962An Inspector Calls – J B Priestley
Jan 1962Cinderella – Martin Blinkhorn
Oct 1961Ring Round The Moon – Jean Anouilh
Jun 1961Pirates Of Penzance – W S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Mar 1961Dear Charles – Alan Melville
Jan 1961Ride A Cock Horse – David Mercer
Nov 1960Wind Of Heaven (The) – Emlyn Williams
Jul 1960Ruddigore – W S Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan
Apr 1960Breath Of Spring – Peter Coke
Jan 1960Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe (The) – Trudy West
Apr 1959Hippo Dancing – Robert Morley
 1959Importance of Being Earnest (The) – Oscar Wilde
 1959Pied Piper –
 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 –
Jan 1956Babes In The Wood
 1956Bonaventure – Charlotte Hastings
 1956Rookery Nook – Ben Travers
Oct 1955Hay Fever – Noël Coward
Mar 1955You Can't Take It With You – Moss Hart & George S. Kaufman
Jan 1955Aladdin – Martin Blinkhorn and Roy Albans
Oct 1954Trespass – Emlyn Williams
Jul 1954How He Lied to her Husband (Part of Divertissement) – George Bernard Shaw
Jul 1954My Love is for Francis (Part of Divertissement) – Martin Blinkhorn
Mar 1954White Sheep of the Family (The) – L Du Garde Peach & Ian Hay
Jan 1954Cinderella – Martin Blinkhorn
Nov 1953Journeys End (Excepts from) – R C Sherriff
Oct 1953Here We Come Gathering – Philip King and Anthony Armstrong
Mar 1953Worm's Eye View – Hugh Hastings
Jan 1953Little Red Riding Hood – K O Samuel
Dec 1952Beauty and the Beast –
Oct 1952Flashing Stream (The) – Charles Morgan
Apr 1952Ten Little Niggers – Agatha Christie
 1952Happiest Days of Your Life (The) – John Dighton
 1951An Ideal Husband – Oscar Wilde
 1951See How They Run – Philip King
 1951Time and the Conways – J B Priestley
Oct 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
 1948Lovers' Leap – Bill Daily
 1948Tilly of Bloomsbury – Ian Hay
 1948Young Mrs Barrington – Warren Chetham
 1947Blithe Spirit – Noël Coward
 1947How Are They at Home – J B Priestley
 1947Murder Has Been Arranged (A) – Emlyn Williams
Sep 1946Ladies in Retirement – Edward Percy & Reginald Denham
May 1946George and Margaret – Gerald Savory
Jan 1946Candied Peel – Falkland L Cary
Sep 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.