Season 5, 2023 - "Belles"

Dramatic comedy by Mark Dunn & directed by LB Bradley

Thursday, 5 October 2023 to Sunday, 15 October 2023

Preview - Thursday 5 October 2023

Gala Opening - Friday 6 October 2023

It’s 1988, a time before mobile phones, texting, and cheap long-distance calls.

The Walker sisters' mother has eaten some bad tuna and been taken to hospital.  Again.  When oldest sister Peggy calls to inform her five sisters a series of phone calls ensues.  Second eldest Aneece is too busy being bitter at their mother to talk to Peggy, Audrey prefers to put Huckle, her ventriloquist dummy, on the phone instead of speaking to her sister and Sherry has changed her name to Dust who is more interested in abstract poetry with her current lover than discussing their mother's various ailments.   Roseanne's life is falling apart, yet she still seems to come second to her husband's midlife crisis and youngest sister Paige is having romantic troubles, all of which take precedence over their mother's latest drama.  All in all Peggy doesn't have much luck gaining sympathy for Mama.

A series of 45 phone calls over one autumn weekend reveals cracks in the foundation of the Walker family.  Sisterly bonds are tested, loves are lost and found and old wounds are reopened in this heartfelt comedy about family, trauma and love.

Tickets for The Basin Theatre are available here

Note: New ticket prices apply in 2023

First Thursday Preview - Bar sales only

First Friday Gala Opening - Complimentary sparkling supper

Remaining Performances - Complimentary sherry, coffee/tea, and supper

By Arrangement with ORiGiNTM Theatrical On Behalf of Samuel French
A Concord Theatricals Company

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  1. Thursday 8:00 PM - Preview Night

  2. Friday 8:00 PM - Gala Opening Night with Sparkling Supper

• Saturday 2:00 PM Matinee

• Saturday 8:00 PM

  1. Sunday 2:00 pm Matinee


  1. Thursday 8:00 PM

  2. Friday 8:00 PM

  3. Saturday 2:00 PM Matinee

• Saturday 8:00 PM

  1. Sunday 2:00 pm Matinee


  1. Adult                                         $ 30.00

  2. First Thursday Preview            $ 25.00 - bar sales only at Front of House

  3. First Thursday Preview 10+     $ 20.00 - bar sales only at Front of House

  4. 10+ group single night             $ 25.00

  5. 20+ over the season                $ 25.00 - Not available online Call the Ticket Secretary

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