Forthcoming Events

Drama Production

Medicine Cabinet

A new play written and directed by an Upper Sixth pupil

Sam’s job has consumed them, driving away their family and isolating themselves from humanity. While their sister, Linda, attempts to rebuild family connections, Sam hires an android, Ashley, to aid with the job. Will Sam be able to maintain their life in these testing circumstances?

25 - 27 September 2018

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Mercers' Lecture

Libby Jackson

Thursday 11 October 2018 at 19:30

Libby Jackson is one of Britain’s leading experts in human spaceflight, having spent over a decade working at the forefront of the field. Space was a childhood passion and after completing degrees in physics at Imperial College and astronautics and space engineering at Cranfield University, she has worked in the space industry ever since. Libby spent seven years working at the European Space Agency’s Mission Control for the International Space Station in a number of roles including her dream job as a Columbus Flight Director. She played a key role in Tim Peake’s mission to the International Space Station and continues to work in the field. Libby is a frequent contributor on television and radio, including Stargazing Live, The Big Think: Should We Go To Mars? and Astronauts: Do You Have What It Takes?

Libby is passionate about sharing stories of human spaceflight and encouraging young people to follow their passions in life. Her first book, A Galaxy of Her Own: Amazing Stories of Women in Space was published in 2017.

Please make sure that you have reserved your seats online here.


Mercers' Lecture

Dr David Starkey, CBE FSA RHistS, English constitutional historian; author, radio and TV presenter

Monday 15 October 2018 at 19:30: Henry VIII and the First Brexit

Dr David Starkey is Honorary Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge and one of Britain’s leading historians. He is the author of many books as well as guest-curating several major historical exhibitions and making some of the most important and widely watched historical documentary series on TV.

He is winner of the W.H Smith Prize for Biography and the Norton Medlicott Medal for services to History presented by the Historical Association. He is an Honorary Doctor of Letters of the Universities of Kent and Lancaster; Visiting Professor at Kent and Canterbury Christ Church Universities and Trustee and Honorary Commodore of the Mary Rose. He was made a CBE in 2007.

This lecture is now full and we are unable to accept any further bookings. Many thanks.


Drama Production

Fall of the House of Usher

A production of Steven Berkoff’s adaptation of Edgar Allen Poe’s short story

“I look on him with horror. He has altered beyond belief. Are you the same person that I once knew. Cadaverous expression. Ghastly palor of skin, eyes luminous beyond comparison yet sunken in two dark sockets. Your hair, once so long and fine now clings with lifeless form about your head. You smile, you smile and I cannot recognise the monster which hides behind your teeth. You have altered beyond belief.”

Edgar Allen Poe’s most famous story in an adaption by Steven Berkoff…not for the faint hearted….

17 - 19 October 2018

Mercers' Lecture

Dr Lucy Worsley, “The undisputed Queen of TV History” – The Guardian
Wednesday 7 November 2018

Dr Lucy Worsley is the Chief Curator at the Historic Royal Palaces which is responsible for the unoccupied royal palaces of London including the Tower of London, Kensington Palace State Apartments and Hampton Court Palace.

She is passionate about making history engaging to the widest possible audience and is well known as a TV presenter of a number of BBC TV series on historical topics, including most recently, ‘Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley’. She has written a number of books for both adults and children and her latest, a biography of Jane Austen was received with critical acclaim

This lecture is now full and we are unable to accept any further bookings. Many thanks.


Drama Production

The Virtuous Burglar

A farcical comedy by the Italian actor-playwright, Dario Fo

When a burglar is interrupted ‘at work’ unexpectedly by the arrival of a couple (who incidentally are having an affair), a series of complications arise…after finding refuge inside a grandfather clock, the burglar is forced to pretend the mistress is his wife as a series of increasingly confused characters arrive at the apartment, including the burglar’s wife!

19 - 21 November 2018

Drama Production

Our House

The December musical will be a production of this Olivier award-winning, Madness inspired show, featuring a large cast and popular songs such as ‘Baggy Trousers’ and ‘Embarrassment’.

The story follows Camden lad Joe Casey who, on the night of his 16th birthday, makes a decision that will change his life. Trying to impress Sarah, the girl of his dreams, Joe breaks into a building development overlooking his home on Casey Street. But things take a turn for the worse as the police turn up. Joe’s life splits into two; the Good Joe who stays and gives himself up and the Bad Joe who flees and leaves Sarah to run from the police.

Our House follows the two paths that Joe’s life could take after that fateful night in a wildly entertaining show featuring some of Madness’ greatest hits.

4 - 8 December 2018