All performances start at 7.30pm. Doors and Bar open at 7.00pm

Tickets are priced at £9.00 and go on general sale approximately 3 weeks prior to each show

2017/2018 Season

We are pleased to announce the 2017/2018 season!


Play 1 - Saturday 7 - Saturday 14 October 

39 Steps by John Buchan

An anarchically funny version of John Buchan’s classic spy thriller with umpteen characters and a cast of 4! First time Director Clare Bennett has gathered together a stellar cast to give us a cracking comedic start to our 51st season!



Play 2 -  Saturday 25 November - Saturday 2 December 

The Vicar of Dibley 2 by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter

The second coming. The follow up to the fantastically successful Vicar of Dibley of two years ago. The cast remains the same except for the untimely death of Julian Smith who so memorably played the clerk to the council, Frank Pickle. His place is taken by Playhouse 2 favourite Addie Redmond. Treat yourself to an early Christmas present of an hilarious evening, celebrating the Nativity with all the well-known and much loved characters of the village of Dibley.



Play 3 -  Saturday 24 February - Saturday 3 March 

The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde’s most famous comedy with more quotes than you shake a stick at! First performed in February 123 years ago it still is one of the funniest farces/comedies in existence.


Play 4  - Saturday 14 - Saturday 21 April  

Bully Boy by Sandy Toksvig

Major Oscar Hadley is flown to the front line to probe allegations of severe misconduct within a self-styled ‘Bully Boy’ unit of the British army. When young squaddie Eddie Clark from Burnley is interrogated, Oscar begins to discover that ‘truth’ in a modern insurgency can be a point of view rather than a fact. Written by well-loved broadcaster Sandi Toksvig, Bully Boy tells a story of modern warfare and it’s effect on ordinary people. Hard hitting and uncompromising.


Play 5 - Saturday 9 June to Saturday 16 June 

Lend Me A Tenor by Ken Ludwig

Author Ken Ludwig’s most successful play. set in September 1934. Saunders, the general manager of the Cleveland Grand Opera Company, is primed to welcome world famous, Tito Morelli - Il Stupendo, the greatest tenor of his generation, to appear for one night only as Otello.

Comedy , Farce and opera combine to bring our 51st season at Playhouse 2 to a close.

Become a Season Ticket Holder


See all 5 plays for just £38! 


Anyone wishing to become a Season Ticket Holder, below is the application form. 


The deadline to submit your application is Tuesday 15 August 2017


Payment can be made by BACS or by cheque - please make cheques payable to Crompton Stage Society.

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