October Double Bill

Sadly due to a sudden illness and emergency surgery  we have cancelled our October shows of The Browning Version and Dirty Business.

The actor concerned is doing well (if immobile) and the prognosis is good. After all the hard work and a show set to be another high quality event we felt it would be letting you down to make a late substitution or do half of the event.

Refunds are being made automatically direct to your card if you bought online via TicketSource, or can be obtained at Marcus Grimes if you purchased there.

Our second major dramatic presentation in 2018 comprises two one-act plays… perfect to showcase the both the dramatic and comedic talents of our actors…

(see the flyer below or view this PDF version)

Performances  are Wed 24th – Sat 27th  October
     (half term week)

There will be a 20 minuite interval between the two plays.

The Browning Version
by Terence Rattigan

Director: Emma Gosling

This one act play, often considered Rattigan’s masterpiece, tells a story of British reserve, as characters develop and and the situation builds to an intense emotional peak that finally reveals the sensitivity behind the stiff upper lip with  unexpected strength replacing weakness.

Ill health is forcing Andrew to retire from teaching. His wife despises him for his failures and finds consolation with Frank, a younger teacher. She openly taunts Andrew while Frank watches with disgust and shame. The wife knows she has lost Frank- but even more bitter is the realization he’s now Andrew’s fast friend.

Dirty Business
by Derek Webb

Director: Lesley Jenks

Cuts are on their way big time at the local County Council as it struggles to find ways to meet Government spending targets. Josie and Angela are cleaning the office of one of the Council’s Department Heads one evening when they come across a file which seems to show that their jobs are on the line too. Josie, who has a penchant for malapropisms, and Angela, who is Queen of the pub quiz team, are determined to fight the cuts every inch of the way. And if that means playing dirty, so be it!

So, when they discover some incriminating evidence they set out to try and save their jobs but not everything goes quite according to plan…