A host of famous faces will be taking to the stage during May - August with comedian Brian Conley (Fri 18 May) bringing his brand new show to The Courtyard in May and Jethro (Fri 15 June) will return in June. For football enthusiasts there is an opportunity to spend the evening listening to legendary footballer Geoff Hurst (Wed 20 June) and BBC’s Kate Humble (Tue 22 May) will also make an appearance.For drama fans there is an eclectic selection of performances to choose from this season. Red Ladder Theatre Company will present The Damned United (Sat 19 May), adapted from David Peace’s novel about Brian Clough’s time at Leeds United. 2Magpies Theatre (Ventoux) return to The Courtyard in June with Last Resort (Thu 21 June), a multi-sensory performance exploring an alternative future for Guantanamo Bay. Also returning to Hereford is Dyad Productions (Austen’s Women) who will present Elton Townend Jones’ radical new interpretation of the HG Wells classic, The Time Machine (Sat 28 July).A highlight of the season will be Best of Brass (Sat 9 June), a fundraising concert for The Courtyard and The Music Pool featuring Bedwas, Trethomas and Machen (BTM) Band, talented youngsters from Herefordshire Music Service and Ledbury Community Brass Band.Finally, families can enjoy the award-winning West End production of David Walliams’ Gangsta Granny in May (8-12 May). Birmingham Stage Company present the story of Ben, who’s Friday nights get a lot more exciting when he discovers that his Granny has a secret. Walliams’ is the UK’s best-selling author for children and tickets are selling quickly for this ‘grantastic’ production.To book tickets, or for more information contact the Box Office on 01432 340555 or visit www.courtyard.org.uk.