Spinning Wheel Theatre Youth Takeover present The Hothouse

Sunday 8 July, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
John Peel Centre
Church Walk
Stowmarket IP14 1ET
Box Office
01449 774 678
Spinning Wheel Theatre Youth Takeover present The Hothouse @ John Peel Centre

A faceless Ministry-run institution. An arrogant, self-absorbed dictator. An unscrupulous staff clamouring for power, and cells crammed with name-less ‘patients’.

But unrest is brewing, and when a patient is murdered, the fires of revolution are lit again. But who will come out on top?

This summer, Spinning Wheel Theatre’s Youth Takeover company set this dark comedy thriller in a society where the women have all the power.

At once chilling and deliriously funny, Harold Pinter’s tragicomedy The Hothouse is a study of the politeness behind torture, the corruption of bureaucracy and the secrecy of government.


Spinning Wheel Theatre’s Youth Takeover company is a unique opportunity that gives young people aged 13-25 the chance to write, design, project manage and perform in their own production with the help and guidance of the Spinning Wheel team. It’s a rare chance for young people to take full control of every aspect of a project providing a vital, realistic experience of working in the world of theatre.


Please note that this is a seated performance and seating is unallocated. The time listed is the door time and the performance will begin approx. 30 min. after this time.

Tickets are £5. Available online from WeGotTickets (booking fee applies), or from the John Peel Centre Box Office on 01449 774678 (open 10am to 2pm weekdays).

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