BAZAAR AND RUMMAGE
In June we will be presenting Sue Townsend's Bazaar and Rummage which tells the story of what happens when a well-meaning social worker tries to encourage a group of agoraphobics to get out of their homes and run a rummage sale. This disparate band of women cope with varying degrees of success (or failure) as try to come to terms with what they consider the hostile environment of the local church hall. By the end of the day it is clear they still have a long way to go, but at least they have made the effort! Best known for the Adrian Mole books, writer Sue Townsend manages to combine the genuine fear experienced by the participants with some extremely funny dialogue and situations.
Please note; this play contains some adult themes and strong language so may not be considered suitable for younger children.
THE SUNSHINE BOYS
It was sad to see so many empty seats for The Sunshine Boys, especially after all the hard work to overcome a series of problems that began when our planned production of another Neil Simon play, The Odd Couple, had to be shelved when the amateur rights were withdrawn. Having hastily chosen a replacement we were then faced with the need to replace one of the leads for personal reasons!
But we got there in the end and the reaction of those who came to see the play has been very positive/ Particular praise must go to Sean Staines in the demanding role of Willy Clark and a big 'thank you' to David Slater for steppng into the part of Al Lewis at short notice.
Looking ahead, in November we will be presenting one of Alan Ayckbourn's very earliest plays, Relatively Speaking. Watch this space for details of auditions.