Past Productions

The SSA was formed in 1947 and has produced over 200 plays since then.

Here is a chronological list of all our productions. The words ‘A’ and ‘The’ have been omitted from the titles.


1947

Nov       She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith, St Peter’s Hall

Oct       Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

 


1948

Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen

Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare

 Othello by William Shakespeare

 Murder in the Cathedral by TS Elliot, St Peter’s Hall

 


1949

Jan         King Richard III by William Shakespeare

Mar        Tartuffe by Moliere, St Peter’s Hall

Apr         Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, St Peter’s Hall

The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

 


1950

Feb        King John by William Shakespeare, St Peter’s Hall

Mar        Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare, St Peter’s Hall

May       Love for Love by William Congreve, St Peter’s Hall

The Tempest by William Shakespeare

Simpleton of the Unexpected lsles by George Bernard Shaw

 


1951

Apr         Alchemist by Ben Jonson, St Peter’s Hall

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

Oct        Macbeth by William Shakespeare, St Peter’s Hall

Nov        Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, St Peter’s Hall


1952

Feb        As You Like It by William Shakespeare, St Peter’s Hall

Apr         Coriolanus by William Shakespeare, St Peter’s Hall

Oct         Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

Nov         Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, St Peter’s Hall

 


1953

Feb        King Richard II by William Shakespeare, St Peter’s Hall

Mar        Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare


1954

Anthony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare

King Henry IV Part I by William Shakespeare

King Lear by William Shakespeare

Love’s Labours Lost by William Shakespeare


1955

King Henry V by William Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Troilus & Cressida by William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare


1956

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

King Henry VIII by William Shakespeare

Othello by William Shakespeare


1957

May         As You Like It by William Shakespeare

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare

Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare

Oct          Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare


1958

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Tempest by William Shakespeare

Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare


1959

King Richard III by William Shakespeare

Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare


1960

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare


1961

Anthony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare

Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare


1962

Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

King Lear by William Shakespeare


1963   

King Henry IV Part II by William Shakespeare

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Othello by William Shakespeare


1964 

King Henry V1 Parts I, II, III by William Shakespeare

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare


1965

All’s Well that Ends Well by William Shakespeare

As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Macbeth by William Shakespeare


1966

Mar        Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Kings Theatre

May       Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare, South Parade Pier

Oct         Cymbeline by William Shakespeare, South Parade Pier


1967

King Richard II by William Shakespeare

The Tempest by William Shakespeare


1968

King Henry IV Part I by William Shakespeare

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare

A Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare


1969

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

King John by William Shakespeare


1970

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare

Oct         The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare, Kings Theatre


1971

Mar        The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, Kings Theatre

Nov        Coriolanus by William Shakespeare, Kings Theatre


1972

Mar        King Henry V by William Shakespeare, Kings Theatre

King Lear by William Shakespeare, Kings Theatre


1973

Mar         Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, Kings Theatre

Oct        Two Gentlemen of Verona by William Shakespeare


1974

Mar        Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Kings Theatre

Nov        Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare, Kings Theatre


1975

Mar        Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Kings Theatre

Nov        As You Like It by William Shakespeare, Kings Theatre


1976

Mar        A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, Kings Theatre

Jul          Sweet Mr Shakespeare by Richard Digby, St Mary’s Church

Nov        King Henry VIII by William Shakespeare, Kings Theatre


1977

Mar        Othello by William Shakespeare

Nov        Love’s Labours Lost by William Shakespeare


1978

The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare


1979 

King Richard III by William Shakespeare

A Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare


1980   

King Henry V by William Shakespeare

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare


1981

Nov        Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare, Lecture Hall, Library


1982

Apr         Bald Primadonna by Eugene Ionesco, Menuhin Room, Library

Aug        Crew of Knaves by Phil Smith, Southsea Castle

Nov        As You Like It by William Shakespeare


1983

Jan         Hay Fever by Noel Coward, Menuhin Room, Library

Macbeth by William Shakespeare

Shakespeare Shop Window (Shakespeare Anthology), In-House

Oct         Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare


1984

Apr         Power Play – Histories & Roman (Shakespeare Anthology), Touring

Jun         Cry Havoc – Shakespeare & War (Shakespeare Antholoqy), Touring

Feb        Importance of Being Ernest by Oscar Wilde, Menuhin Room, Library

Oct         Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, King’s Theatre

Dec        Letter by Somerset Maugham, Menuhin Room, Library


1985

Jul         The Farmer’s Wife

Nov        A Man For All Seasons by Robert Bolt

The Tempest by William Shakespeare


1986

Jun         Dandy Dick by Arthur Wing Pinero

King Lear by William Shakespeare

Timon of Athens by William Shakespeare


1987

Jul           She Stoops to Conquer by Oliver Goldsmith

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare


1988

Cymbeline by William Shakespeare

King Richard III by William Shakespeare

Shakers by John Godber

Jul           White Liars by Peter Shaffer


1989

Anthony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare

Childhood of Christ

Love’s Labours Lost by William Shakespeare


1990

Hamlet by William Shakespeare

The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare


1991

May       Duchess of Malfi by John Webster

Jul         Lion in Winter by James Goldman

Mar        Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Portsmouth Arts, Ashcroft Fareham

The Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare


1992

Jun         Bouncers by John Godber

King Henry V by William Shakespeare

Aug         Lover and his Lass

Pericles, Prince of Tyre by William Shakespeare


1993

Jan          Hay Fever by Noel Coward

Feb         House of Bernarda Alba by Federico Garda Lorca

Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare

Jul           Royal Hunt of the Sun by Peter Shaffer, Portsmouth Arts Centre

Nov        Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare, Portsmouth Arts Centre


1994

King Henry VI Parts I, II, III by Shakespeare, Portsmouth Cathedral

Measure for Measure by William Shakespeare, Portsmouth Arts Centre

A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, Touring

Jul           Steaming by Nell Dunn, Portsmouth Arts Centre


1995

Mar         Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov, Portsmouth Arts Centre

The Tempest by William Shakespeare, Touring

Nov          Time of My Life by Alan Ayckbourn

Troilus & Cressida by William Shakespeare, Portsmouth Arts Centre


1996

Jul           Changeling by Thomas Middleton

Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare, Portsmouth Arts Centre

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Portsmouth Arts Centre

King Henry IV Part I by William Shakespeare, Touring

King Henry IV Part II by William Shakespeare, Touring


1997

All’s Well that Ends Well by William Shakespeare

Jul           Habeus Corpus by Alan Bennett

Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Touring

Mar          Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard


1998

Nov         Dr Faustus by Christopher Marlowe, New Theatre Royal

Jul           Lettuce & Lovage by Peter Shaffer, New Theatre Royal

Macbeth by William Shakespeare, New Theatre Royal

Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, New Theatre Royal


1999

Mar        As You Like It by William Shakespeare

Jun         Visit by Friedrich Durrenmatt

Jun         White Devil by John Webster

Sep        Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

Dec        Coriolanus by William Shakespeare


2000

Mar        Seagull by Anton Chekhov

Jun         Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare, New Theatre Royal

Sep        Where the Rainbow Ends by Clifford Mills

Dec        Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, New Theatre Royal


2001

Mar        View from the Bridge by Arthur Miller

May        King Richard III by William Shakespeare, New Theatre Royal

Jul          Dead Funny by Terry Johnson, New Theatre Royal

Nov        Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare, New Theatre Royal


2002

Mar        Othello by William Shakespeare

Jun         Relatively Speaking by Alan Ayckbourn

Sep        Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard

Nov        Crucible by Arthur Miller, New Theatre Royal


2003

Feb        Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare, New Theatre Royal

Jun         One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Dale Wasserman, Portsmouth Arts Centre

Jul          Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer, The Third Floor Arts Centre

Nov        King Lear by William Shakespeare, New Theatre Royal


2004

Apr         Oleanna by David Mamet, The Third Floor Arts Centre

Nov        Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, New Theatre Royal

Mar        Death & the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman, The Third Floor Arts Centre


2005

Apr         My Mother Said by Charlotte Keatley, The Third Floor Arts Centre

Apr         It’s About Time (Upstage!) Various, The Third Floor Arts Centre

Jul          Tom Jones by Joan Macalpine, The Third Floor Arts Centre

Nov        Macbeth by William Shakespeare, New Theatre Royal


2006

Mar        Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker, Third Floor Arts Centre

May       Find Me (Upstage!), The Third Floor Arts Centre

Jun        Bedroom Farce by Alan Ayckbourn, Third Floor Arts Centre

Sep        Death by Liam Flemming, In-House

Sep        I Licked A Slag’s Deodorant by Jim Cartwight, In-House

Nov        Henry V by William Shakespeare, New Theatre Royal


2007

Mar        Devils by Henry Whiting, The Third Floor Arts Centre

Animal Farm (Upstage!), The Third Floor Arts Centre

Jun         37 Plays: The Complete Works of Shakespeare in 4 Nights, The Third Floor Arts Centre

Jul           I Licked A Slag’s Deodorant by Jim Cartwright, Wedgewood Rooms

Sep        Blasted by Sarah Kane, In-House

Nov        Tempest by William Shakespeare, New Theatre Royal


2008

Mar        Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, The Third Floor Arts Centre

Jun         Gnawing by Rob Bartlett, In-House

Jun         Tell Me The Truth About Love (Various), In-House

Aug        Look At Me (Upstage!),  In-House

Aug        Trainspotting by Harry Gibson, In-House / Portsmouth College

Nov        Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Third Floor Arts Centre


2009

Mar        Uncle Vanya by Anton Chekhov, Havant Arts Centre

Jun          Loot by Joe Orton, Third Floor Arts Centre

Nov       Much Ado About Nothing by William Shakespeare, New Theatre Royal

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2010

Mar        King Richard III by William Shakespeare, The Spring Arts Centre

Jun        Shapes of Things by Neil LaBute, Touring

Aug        Two by Jim Cartwright, Touring

Nov         Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Groundlings Theatre


2011

Mar       Antony & Cleopatra by William Shakespeare, The Spring Arts Centre

Apr       The Vagina Monologues, Touring

July       Polar Bears, In-House

Nov      A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Shakespeare, Groundlings Theatre


2012

Mar      The Venetian Twins by Carlo Goldoni, Groundlings Theatre

Nov      Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare, Station Theatre, Hayling Island


2013

June      Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Royal Naval Yacht Club and Pyramids Centre

Nov      Comedy of Errors by William Shakespeare, Station Theatre, Hayling Island


2014

March          Macbeth by William Shakespeare, The Square Tower, Portsmouth

September  Songologues VI, Rosie’s Vineyard, Portsmouth

November   Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare, Station Theatre, Hayling Island


2015

January     Songologues VI (Reprise!), Rosie’s Vineyard, Portsmouth

April          Songologues VII (Best of British), Rosie’s Vineyard, Portsmouth

October   Merry Wives of Windsor by William Shakespeare, Station Theatre, Hayling Island


2016

April        A Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare, The Square Tower, Portsmouth

August     Songologues VIII (Big Screen Edition), Rosie’s Vineyard, Portsmouth

October   Murder in the Cathedral by TS Eliot, Portsmouth Cathedral

November  As You Like It by William Shakespeare, Station Theatre, Hayling Island


2017

April         Pericles by William Shakespeare, The Square Tower, Portsmouth

August     Conflicts, Seduction and Attempts on her Life, In-House

November  Loose Cannon by the SSA and Harlequinade by Terence Rattigan, Station Theatre, Hayling Island

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