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The Ruffian on the Stair

The Ruffian on the Stair
by Joe Orton

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 A B O U T


Madam Life's a piece in bloom,
Death goes dogging everywhere:
She's the tenant of the room,
He's the ruffian on the stair.

Joe Orton's 1964 bleakly comic play is an unsympathetic peek into the lives of Mike, an ex-boxer, and Joyce, a former prostitute.

When Mike and Joyce are visited by Wilson, a young man who has been watching their movements, their pasts come tumbling out of the closet. How does Joyce know Wilson's brother (of whom he is very fond)? Are Mike's suspicions correct? And how does the goldfish fit into all of it?

The master of black comedy, Joe Orton's grimy one-act play lifts the skirts of 1960s London and finds a real stink underneath ...

 W H E R E   &   W H E N   &   H O W   M U C H

at the Welsh Church Hall

£7 adults
£4 concessions

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Online booking subject to a transaction fee

Fri 11 March 2011, 8pm
Sat 12 March 2011, 2.30pm and 8pm
Fri 18 March 2011, 8pm
Sat 19 March 2011, 2.30pm and 8pm

Please note new matinee times

at the Waltham Forest Festival of Theatre
Booking details on the festival website

Fri 25 March 2011, 7.30pm

C A S T

Mike

Gary Adams

Joyce

Lucy Cork

Wilson

Chris Jeffries

 P R O D U C T I O N   T E A M

Director

Dan Usztan

Producer

Mansoor Mir

Lighting Design

Rob Benton

Sound Design

Peter Raggett

Costumes

Morgan Webber

Technical Operation

Chris Willett, Johnny Saunders

Stage Manager

Helen Thomas

Assistant Stage Manager

Gerald Fitzpatrick

Front of House Managers

Gill Taylor, Emily Carmichael

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