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As of 6th June, I have very reluctantly and sadly cancelled this year's summer season. Due to begin 7 1/2 weeks today, with our first performance of Who Killed 'Agatha' Christie I have left it as long as I could.
But The Shelley Theatre will not reopen in time for the season to begin. In addition social distancing measures which would have to be enforced, as well as the risk of a company member showing symptoms and the understandable reluctance of audiences to visit theatres mean the decision to cancel has to be taken. It's heartbreaking as I feel this was the best season overall with a fantastic company assembled.

LRP will return to the Shelley Theatre in Bournemouth for our 5th summer season, starting on Thursday 29th July and running until Tuesday 31st August 2021 with the same programme we had planned for this year. Tickets will be on sale from January via www.shelleytheatre.co.uk.

Thank you for your understanding and we look forward to welcoming you (back!) next summer.
Photo of the producer and artistic director Vernon Thompson
Vernon Thompson
Producer and Director London Repertory Players


for their fifth sizzling summer season in 2021 with their best ever bill of fare :


on sale in 2021!


See all five plays for
£65 booked before 25th July.

Who killed 'Agatha' Christie?
by Tudor Gates

Thursday 29th July
Tuesday 3rd August

John Terry, writer of popular plays is obsessed by the idea that his career has been damaged by Arthur an elitist drama critic. He arranges a meeting; now it’s payback time…

John Terry, is a reasonably successful actor and writer of popular plays who is obsessed with the notion that his career has been damaged by Arthur, an elitist, homosexual drama critic.

Ira Levin's

Guest starring David Shelley

Thursday 5th August
Tuesday 10th August

 It was adapted into a 1982 film starring Christopher Reeve, Michael Caine and Dyan Cannon. Sidney Bruhl, a previously successful playwright, has had a series of box office flops and is having trouble writing. He receives a play from a student of his, Clifford, and tells his wife the play is a certain hit and that he may have to kill Clifford to claim it as his own.

A terrifying thriller from the author of Rosemary’s Baby.

‘More twists than a bucket of snakes’ – Daily Telegraph.

Noel Coward’s
Fallen Angels

Thursday 12th August
Tuesday 17th August

Extra matinee Saturday 14th August at 3pm

Julia and Jane are best friends and both have been married five years. But before their marriages, both had affairs with Maurice, a charming Frenchman. Now Maurice is visiting London and has asked to see them…

It all adds up to another delicious champagne cocktail of wit and charm from the ‘Master’

J B Priestley’s
I Have Been Here Before

Thursday 19th August
Tuesday 24th August

A mysterious doctor arrives at a North Yorkshire pub to help prevent a tragedy but isn’t sure who he is looking for and which year precisely the events will unfold. However he knows that what has already happened will happen again….

Priestley fulfils the ancient definition of the artist as a maker of magic- The Guardian

Francis Durbridge's
The Small Hours

Thursday 26th August
Tuesday 31st September

Extra matinee subject to the date of Bournemouth Air Show !!

What links a koala bear, a devious chef, and an emerald necklace? Carl Houston, Sussex hotelier, gets caught up out of his depth in this ingenious instalment of international intrigue which bears all the classic Durbridge hallmarks of suspense, mystery and murder.


Prices: £15*/£12.50* concs Thursday and Monday performances

Family £54* for two adults/two children. 

Matinees: £12* all tickets

No shows Wednesdays or Sundays.

(*plus a transaction fee of £1 when paying by card)

We look forward to welcoming you (back!) next summer.

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