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The Croft

Plays Season Saver Theatre
The Croft

Monday 16th March, 2020 - Saturday 21st March, 2020


Ashcroft Playhouse


Based on a true story.

In the remote Scottish Highlands two women arrive at a former Crofters Hut in the deserted village of Coillie Ghille. When suddenly the weekend getaway takes an unexpected turn. Cut off from the modern world, Laura and Suzanne find themselves drawn into the dark history of the Croft and the lives that passed before them.

In this bold and haunting new play the present interweaves with the past as ancient tales surface and the terrifying truth lurking In the Croft is revealed.

 Directed by award-winning director Philip Franks (The Habit of Art) and produced by The Original Theatre Company (The Habit of Art, The Night Watch, Birdsong), The Croft will be setting pulses racing.

Starring national treasure Gwen Taylor (The Lady Vanishes, Barbara, A Bit of A Do, Coronation Street, Heartbeat) and Caroline Harker (Middlemarch, A Touch of Frost).



Age guidance 14+



Monday - 16th March 7:45 PM Book Now
Tuesday - 17th March 7:45 PM Book Now
Wednesday - 18th March 2:30 PM Book Now
Wednesday - 18th March 7:45 PM Book Now
Thursday - 19th March 7:45 PM Book Now
Friday - 20th March 7:45 PM Book Now
Saturday - 21st March 2:30 PM Book Now
Saturday - 21st March 7:45 PM Book Now

Venue Info

Ashcroft Playhouse

With increased capacity of over 800 seats the Ashcroft Playhouse will present seasons of plays and musicals as well as being home to local community performances and events.  Seasons of live cinema broadcasts will also feature in the programme.


On Monday 16 September 2019, Dame Judi Dench formally re-dedicated the Ashcroft Playhouse at Croydon’s Fairfield Halls to her friend and Croydon-born fellow actress Dame Peggy Ashcroft. The award-winning actress unveiled the People’s Picture, a giant commemorative mosaic by artist Helen Marshall.


Dame Judi Dench unveils Dame Peggy Ashcroft mural