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Here you can watch new and popular plays every week. We deliver a full season of professional-quality productions - and provide a performance venue for touring theatre companies.

Anyone can get involved - become a Questors member and take part in everything from acting and directing to lighting, front of house and stage design.

We also deliver theatre training for all ages - find out about our Academy and Youth Theatre.

There's lots of reasons to discover The Questors:

  • You'll enjoy our theatre. We perform in our own high-quality theatre venue - with our 350-seat Judi Dench Playhouse and 90-seat Studio theatre.
  • You'll enjoy our plays. Every year we stage a season of 15-20 plays, from modern dramas and comedies to classics of British and world theatre.
  • You'll enjoy our high quality. We're a member of the Society of Independent Theatres and one of the biggest drama groups in London.
  • You'll enjoy our friendliness. Our front of house team are all Questors members, and our Grapevine bar features in the Good Beer Guide and was recognised by CAMRA.

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The Questors Present

Absent Friends

18 Dec - 05 Jan 19 | The Studio

Absent Friends
Peter Collins


The Questors Present

Absent Friends

By Alan Ayckbourn

Whatever happened to the good old days?

Colin’s fiancé has recently passed away. His estranged friends never met her, but a gathering has been organised to cheer him up. Some aren’t too enthusiastic about the reunion, however…

The old gang try their best to console their pal through his grief, but there is huge tension in the air. Dodgy deals, extramarital affairs, trivial illness and a paper towel holder all hinder the group as the cracks in their friendships begin to appear. In fact, it's poor Colin who is the happiest of the lot!


A 1975 piece of masterful dark comedy by Sir Alan Ayckbourn, Absent Friends is a bittersweet, hysterical look at love, friendship and the realisation of middle age.

Save 50% on opening nights - all tickets just £7.

Tickets: £14 (£12 conc, £7 under-16/student). Final Friday and Saturday: £18 (£15 conc, £9.50 under-16/student). First night only: £7

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Peter Collins

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