WITH its proud history of high quality productions and star names, the Gordon Craig Theatre’s Play Season is back and ready to entertain.

This year the Stevenage theatre welcome three productions that have never been seen before on stage.

The Play Season kicks off with The Black Veil on Wednesday, September 7.

This chilling thriller is adapted from a famous short story by Charles Dickens and runs nightly until Saturday, September 10.

A woman whose face is covered by The Black Veil visits a young doctor, distressed, frightened and carrying a deadly secret.

The tale shifts between mystery, madness and revenge, which creates an unsettling atmosphere.

Taking the audience into the darkest, most miserable parts of London, this promises be one of the most spine-chilling pieces of theatre you are ever likely to see.

The second play to grace the theatre in Lytton Way is modern classic Oh What A Lovely War on Monday and Tuesday, September 19 and 20.

This funny and moving play takes a satirical look at the First World War told through songs and documents of the period.

This revival, produced by Blackeyed Theatre, has five actor-musicians who use songs and music to create a live performance that serves as a chilling reminder of man’s inhumanity to man.

It’s an invitation behind the lines to see the lives of those who gave theirs.

The final Play Season production is the Ray Cooney and John Chapman comedy farce Not Now Darling.

Opening on Thursday, September 13 and running nightly until Saturday, October 15, the play stars Damian Williams (Sky One’s Are You Smarter Than Your 10 Year Old?) as the philandering Gilbert Brody and centres on his futile attempts to give his mistress a new fur coat.

Packed with frantic deceptions, mistaken identities and scantily clad women, it really will have you rolling in the aisles. A hilarious romp of a show.

Each production in the Play Season begins at 7.45pm with Saturday matinee performances of The Black Veil and Not Now Darling at 2.30pm.

Tickets start from �17, with Play Season packages available for either two plays at �32 or three plays for �46.50.

There will also be ‘First Night Parties’ at the Gordon Craig for both The Black Veil and Not Now Darling.

For more information or to book tickets contact the theatre’s box office on 01438 894802 or visit www.gordon-craig.co.uk