Sutton Arts Theatre

2022/23 Season


“Sutton Arts’ musicals set a standard with West Side Story back in 2015 and Company does nothing to damage that reputation. It is slick, funny, with some lovely lines, gives pause for thought here and there, and shows just why Sondheim was so revered as a songwriter. It is not the best known of musicals, has songs you probably have never heard but hey, it’s a good show, good music, well-acted and it works – and you can’t ask for more than that.”


Girl on the Train

“The story is told through the fractured mind of Rachel, in a brilliant performance from Emily Armstrong. The excellent acting is matched by an inventive set. It is a cleverly written and executed treat for mystery fans keeping you guessing until the final moments.”



Walk in the Woods

“Excellent! An interesting take on American-Russian relations. The timing of this production has a sort of theatrical irony about it. The set, designed by Tom Cooper is magical, a clearing in a forest, a stage full of tree trunks up to the skies, with fallen branches and undergrowth, all well-lit by David Ashton. A really good production.”


Robin Hood

“When it comes to pantos, as we have said before Sutton Arts is up in the amateur equivalent of the Birmingham Hippodrome and London Palladium end of the spectrum. Year on year they punch way above their weight.”


Flat Out

“What a welcome breath of fresh air, a new comedy which is actually laugh out loud funny. Farmer has instilled a cracking pace with all the comings and goings, in and out of doors and windows and the universally excellent cast have milked every drop of humour from Jennifer Selway’s clever script.”


A Taste of Honey

“Sutton Arts production, ably directed by Claire Armstrong-Mills hasn’t got the same shock value, times have changed after all, but it has the spirit of the original with fine acting, particularly from mother and daughter. The pair bounced off each other and kept consistent and reet good accents. It’s a classic, landmark play in a classy production.”


Dumb Waiter & This Wide Night

“Credit must go to Sutton Arts Theatre for such ambitious and bold programming: ‘The Dumb Waiter’ by Harold Pinter and
‘This Wide Night’ by Chloe Moss are exactly the kind of plays which should be gracing amateur
Theatre company stages up and down the land. The result is two plays carried along by fine writing, superb acting and both sensitively directed by Faye Hatch. An evening of professionally performed one-act plays”