A Play & A Piece: The Twelve Pound Look by JM Barrie (1910)


Rapture Theatre: The Twelve Pound Look by JM Barrie (1910)

Pop down to CatStrand for a play and a piece.

Lunchtime theatre with a sandwich and a hot or cold drink included in the ticket price.

Rapture presents a scintillating one-act satire penned by the Scottish scribe of Peter Pan and What Every Woman Knows. Harry Sims is about to receive a knighthood for his services to business and the “art” of making money. His dutiful wife has enlisted the services of a typist, to respond to the many letters of congratulations Harry has received. But Harry is in for a shock, as a “ghost” from his past is about to visit….
Join us, for JM Barrie’s insightful play, with its themes of male pride, female solidarity and the perils associated with failing to recognise the “twelve-pound look”….

Part of Rapture Bites- a short season of classic one act plays written by three of the most influential, groundbreaking and highly regarded writers of the last 100 years. Spanning the 20th century, with themes, characters and situations that resonate today, these are classic plays for a modern audience.

One act plays lasting 30-55 minutes. Recommended for ages 12+

A Play & A Piece: The Browning Version by Terrence Rattigan (1948)

Pop down to CatStrand for a play and a piece.

Lunchtime theatre with a sandwich and a hot or cold drink included in the ticket price.

Rapture presents a timeless masterpiece of love and regret and the human capacity for change. The Browning Version is set after the Second World War, at a boys’ public school and on the eve of Greek Classics teacher, Andrew Crocker Harris’, retirement.

The “Crock” is humiliated by his headmaster, mocked by his pupils and cuckolded by his cruel and disappointed wife. But one small act of kindness, from an unexpected source is about to revive the desiccated “Crock’s “ shattered life.

Moving, humorous and displaying a profound understanding of the human heart, only those made of steel will be able to sit through this play dry-eyed.

One act plays lasting 30-55 minutes. Recommended for ages 12+
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