Our aim is to put on plays in Pendle which are both challenging and accessible.
These fall within three main types:
In the last thirty years or so there has been a wealth of new drama in English and we try to bring as much to Pendle as can be fitted into our schedule. Top Girls, Our Country’s Good, Translations and On the Shore of the Wide World are all recent successes, and in the spring of 2013 we have a production of David Greig’s Yellow Moon lined up.
We regularly produce Shakespeare, and in recent years have staged The Merry Wives of Windsor, Romeo and Juliet, The Winter’s Tale and The Tempest, but we have also performed The Country Wife, The Importance of Being Earnest, Under Milk Wood and in May 2013, Sophocles’ Antigone is planned.
Borderline believes that part of its purpose is to foster and stage new writing. As well as our ‘Wordplays’ productions, evenings of short pieces by various writers attached to the company, we have also put on new full length plays by Jan Playfer, John Turley and Richard MacSween whose Devilish Practices was staged in May 2012.