Past Seasons

2017
The Odyssey
2017 was an action-packed 3 hour, 3 part adaptation of the first epic ever told - The Odyssey. Monstrous battles on and off the high seas, this Classic poem brought something for families and something for adults.  

2016
The Wawel Dragon
Crime and Punishment: A Rock Musical

2016 brought The Scoop's first rock musical based on the famous Russian novel. With music from singer Toyah Willcox and Simon Darlow the story is all about student angst, anger and idealism. Staying in Eastern Europe, The Wawel Dragon from Poland excited families with the story of Queen Wanda on her search for a future husband.

2015
Battle Games

This season of men, women and war featured drama adapted from the Roman comedies of Plautus and Euripides' Ancient Greek Trojan War Trilogy. Before dark was a story of heroes, chaos and confusion, with courage, sacrifice, triumph and tragedy taking stage as twilight fell.

2014
The Ring Cycle Plays

Richard Wagner's celebrated adaptation of Viking myths, presented on this occasion without the operatic scores, remains one of the most powerful and influential tales of sword and sorcery ever written, directly inspiring The Lord of the Rings and many other fantasy and sci-fi classics.

2013
The Thebans

Two fully staged productions inspired by the ancient Greek city of Thebes. For younger audiences, The Prince of Thebes proved an irresistible blend of comedy, adventure, music and puppetry, with a new translation of the chronicles of the downfall of the Theban Royal Family in Oedipus and Antigone, presented after dark.

2012
The Oresteia

A new three part epic drama adapted from Aesychlus, charting Ancient Greece’s journey from chaos and war to peace, justice and the harmony that inspired the Olympic ideal. Featuring The Trojan Horse for early evening family audiences, and the gruesome and dramatic Agamemnon as twilight falls.

2011
The Mother -
Written by Mark Ravenhill
Around The World in 80 Days
A whistle-stop tour of the four continents with dashing Victorian adventurer Phileas Fogg and his hapless servant Passepartout. A wayward balloon, a beautiful princess, a grumpy elephant, a dastardly villain, sacred cows, a wild west outlaw, a Chinese dragon and countless timetable calamities all conspired to help or hinder our heroes.

2010
Don Juan in Love
Toad Hall!

Adapted from Don Juan Tenorio by José Zorilla and the work of Molière and Byron, this season's production followed the journey of the great swordsman and lover in a feast of raucous comedy and swashbuckling adventure.

2009
The Adventures of Jason and the Argonauts
Medea -
Written by Stella Duffy
Toe-tapping songs and knockabout comedy as this season's family production told the tale of the quest for the Golden Fleece. Later on, we presented a modern take on Euripides' timeless Medea, wreaking revenge on her unfaithful husband.

2008
In Petit Rouge - A Cajun Red Riding Hood
Blood Wedding

This season saw a new family musical based on the classic tale of Little Red Riding Hood,adapted by Joan Cushing from Mike Artell and Jim Harris’ best-selling children’s book, followed by Lorca's powerful classic, Blood Wedding, translated by Ted Hughes.

2007
The Jungle Book

Opening the season with a new adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic Nobel and Pulitzer prize winning familial drama, this season also included comedy, song, dance and puppetry, in the form of a brand new production of Disney's The Jungle Book.

2006
The Caucasian Chalk Circle
Cyclops!

2005

Children of Hercules
Treasure Island

2004
Agamemnon
Androcles & The Lion


2003
Oedipus