Agatha Christie’s ‘Witness for the Prosecution’, her own adaptation of a short story written early in her career, will have you guessing till the very end. Test audiences for a TV version in 1957 had to sign a pledge, promising not to tell! Join us in the Bowden Room on Tuesday, June 20th, for this […]
It’s ‘Buy one, get one free’ this month! For a start we’ll be completing the final act of Dial M for Murder, with all its skullduggery. Frederick Knott’s play was the inspiration for the 1954 Hitchcock film, for which Knott also wrote the screenplay. But then we’ll still have time to fit in another final […]
At our last meeting we finished reading Ayckbourn’s ‘Relatively Speaking’, and will be starting a new play on March 21st, when you would be very welcome to join us! David Ginns.
Greg, besotted with the delectable Ginny, has made the journey to leafy Bucks to ask her parents’ blessing. But the chap he takes to be Ginny’s father is actually her (married) former lover – who contrives to get the impression that this pleasant young man is in fact asking to marry Sheila, his wife! Somehow, […]
Our next meeting takes place on January 17th, when Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘Relatively Speaking’ will be chasing away winter’s gloom. Young Philip has fallen head over heels in love with Ginny and can’t wait to tie the knot. When Ginny goes away for the weekend, ostensibly out of filial devotion, Philip, who by chance has discovered […]
A: What kind of paint are you using? B: The shade is crushed mimosa. A: But it’s gloss paint. You want car enamel. B: Don’t tell me about paint. I was in the infants’ school. I won a prize for painting. A: But it’s all lumps. You’ve got to mix it. B: I have mixed […]
Having banished, more or less, the rival ghosts of ‘Blithe Spirit’ in our August meeting, we will be getting entangled this time in the hilarious misunderstandings that arise when the Markhams’ top-floor flat appears to be available for the evening. ‘Move over Mrs Markham’ starts on Tuesday, September 20th at 2pm. David Ginns.
In July we finished reading Noel Coward’s ‘Relative Values’, an amusing satire of snobbery in all its guises. The play depicts a slice of social history and shows an aristocratic family grappling with the decline in domestic service, a growing clash of cultures, and the inevitable death of pedigree. The play was fun to read […]
Would you like to bring a fictional character to life without leaving the comfort of your chair? If so, this play reading group could be for you! In our last meeting we finished Coward’s ‘Relative Values’, and at the time of writing our next play is still to be decided. To find out what it […]
In Coward’s ‘Relative Values’ the status quo at the aristocratic Marshwood family home is under threat. The young Earl of Marshwood has announced his engagement to a Hollywood actress who, it transpires, is also the mean-spirited, selfish and deceitful younger sister of the loyal and much loved ladies maid of the Countess of Marshwood, the […]