The Croft

The Original Theatre Company present

The Croft

A thriller by Ali Milles Directed by Philip Franks

Wednesday 15 to Saturday 18 April 2020

  • Presented at Belgrade Main stage
  • Tickets: From £13.50

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PLEASE NOTE: This performance has now been cancelled and all bookers will be refunded. A filmed version of the show will be available to watch via the Original Theatre Company’s website from 7.30pm on Friday 27 March, until Tuesday 2 June.

Based on a true story.

In the remote Scottish Highlands two women arrive at a former Crofters Hut in the deserted village of Coillie Ghille. When suddenly the weekend getaway takes an unexpected turn. Cut off from the modern world, Laura and Suzanne find themselves drawn into the dark history of the Croft and the lives that passed before them.

In this bold and haunting new play the present interweaves with the past as ancient tales surface and the terrifying truth lurking in the Croft is revealed.

Directed by award-winning director Philip Franks (The Habit of Art) and produced by The Original Theatre Company (The Habit of Art, The Night Watch, Birdsong), The Croft will be setting pulses racing this Spring.

Starring national treasure Gwen Taylor – best know to millions of fans as the star of the hit TV show Barbara. Her other notable television contributions include the BAFTA-nominated series A Bit of A Do as well as regular fixtures Ann Foster in Coronation Street and Peg in Heartbeat.

Contains strong language and some violence. Age recommendation: 14+

Running time: Approx. 2hrs 30mins, including interval.

Wed 15 Apr 7:30pm Book Tickets
Thu 16 Apr 2:00pm Book Tickets
Thu 16 Apr 7:30pm Book Tickets
Fri 17 Apr 7:30pm Book Tickets
Sat 18 Apr 2:00pm Audio Described Book Tickets
Sat 18 Apr 7:30pm Book Tickets


‘A guaranteed evening of intriguing mystery, one that will keep you on your toes and ears pricked until the final beat.’

Creative Reviews UK

‘A triumph of suspenseful writing… this excellent thriller, a remarkably adept piece for Ali Milles’s first play.’

British Theatre Guide

‘A haunting story of resilience, pain and loss… a compelling and engaging performance wrapped up in a tiny world, painted full of texture and history.’

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