2015–2016 Season

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The Importance of Being Earnest

by Oscar Wilde

Performed 5–12 September 2015

Woman in Mind

by Alan Ayckbourn

Performed 17–24 October 2015

Duet for One

by Tom Kempinski

Performed 11–14 November 2015

When an internationally famous concert violinist, Stephanie Abrahams, is cruelly afflicted by multiple sclerosis, she is persuaded by her husband — much against her judgment — to seek the help of a psychiatrist, Dr Alfred Feldman. The illness has made it impossible for her to follow her career as a soloist; her anger and frustration are fuelled by her refusal to understand, or even to tolerate, the questions put to her by the doctor, to whom she takes an instant dislike. However, despite her misgivings, and her threats to abandon the treatment altogether, she continues to keep her fortnightly appointments, and gradually, as they begin to understand each other’s point of view, we not only learn a great deal about them both, but we begin to realise that, however devastating her illness is, there may still be the possibility of some kind of future for her.

The Snow Queen

by Ron Nicol

Performed 5–12 December 2015

This amateur production of “Snow Queen, The (Nicol)” was presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

I Ought to Be in Pictures

by Neil Simon

Performed 23–30 January 2016

The three-character comedy-drama involves Herbert Tucker, a struggling, writer’s-blocked screenwriter who abandoned his New York family 16 years earlier. His daughter Libby arrives at the West Hollywood home of her father, whom she barely remembers. She is convinced that he can give her the Hollywood acting career she desires. Filled with guilt and demanding love, Libby not only forces Herb to deal with the responsibilities of parenthood, but to come to terms with his on-again/off-again relationship with girlfriend Steffy.

Synopsis taken from Wikipedia.

This amateur production of “I Ought to Be in Pictures (Neil Simon) was presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

Waiting for Godot

by Samuel Beckett

Performed 17–20 February 2016

Two wandering tramps, Vladimir and Estragon, wait by a lonely tree, to meet up with Mr. Godot, an enigmatic figure in a world where time, place and memory are blurred and meaning is where you find it. The tramps hope that Godot will change their lives for the better. Both funny and dangerous.

This amateur production of “Waiting for Godot” was presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

Brief Encounter

by Noel Coward, adapted by Emma Rice

Performed 5–12 March 2016

The Ladykillers

by Graham Linehan

Performed 21–28 May 2016

A sweet but strict Edwardian old lady, Mrs Wilberforce, alone in her lopsided house, lets rooms to five somewhat confused criminal misfits who pose as amateur musicians. Professor Marcus, the rather strange if not weird leader of the gang, conceives a brilliant heist job. The police are stumped but Mrs Wilberforce becomes wise to their deception, so Marcus concluded there is only one way to keep the old lady permanently quiet. With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, Mrs Wilberforce is alone with five desperate men who will stop at nothing…

This amateur production of “Ladykillers, The” was presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, LTD.

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