What to do when you're in love with someone who is in love with you only because they think you're actually someone else? Two young couples, a moralistic widow, an Irish suitor, disguise, intrigue, love letters, Sheridan's rapier wit and satire are the perfect ingredients for this ultimate cocktail of a comedy of manners.
Young socialite Lydia Languish is in love with Ensign Beverly, an artistic but penniless busker, and believes the situation to be hopelessly romantic. But Beverly has a secret. A big one. He is in fact the lead singer 'Captain' Jack Absolute from the incredibly successful band The Regiment. Meanwhile, Jack's band mate Faulkland is having romantic problems of his own. He is wildly in love with songstress and hopeless romantic Julia, but cannot stop himself from worrying about her fidelity. Meanwhile, Lydia's conniving PA Lucy is out causing dramas all for her own entertainment, at the expense of poor Mrs Malaprop, who just can't seem to say the right thing...
Set against the amalgamation of the 1780s, 1980s and modern day, this reworking of the classic Restoration comedy will introduce you to a fresh vision of the genre, one that is the very "pineapple of politeness".
at the Welsh Church Hall
Special rate for parties*
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Fri 13 July 2012, 8pm
Sat 14 July 2012, 2.30pm and 8pm
Wed 18 July 2012, 8pm
Fri 20 July 2012, 8pm
Sat 21 July 2012, 2.30pm and 8pm
*1 free full price ticket for every 9 (full price and/or concessions) booked. If booking online, please pay for all tickets and a cash refund will be given at the Box Office. Note there is now no longer any extra charge for booking online.
|Sir Anthony Absolute||Oliver Clement|| Captain Jack Absolute/
|Faulkland||Ben Wille||Bob Acres||Mo Wootten|
|Sir Lucius O'Trigger||Andy Harker||Fag||Ben Hurren|
|Thomas||Bill Patten||Lydia Languish||Gina Sneesby|
|Mrs Malaprop||Ceri Wilkinson|
|Julia Melville||Rachel Peter|
|Lucy||Sarah Jane Kitchen|
|Girl, Maid||Helena Braithwaite|
|Director||L J Hickerton||Producer||Gill Taylor|
|Stage Manager||Rachel Narborough|
|Set Design||Rob Hickerton||Set Consultant||Rachel Narborough|
|Costumes||Victoria Bettelheim, LJ Hickerton|
|Sound Operation||Phil Braithwaite|
|Sound Design||Peter Raggett|
|Lighting Design and Operation||Declan McGuire|
|Poster Design||Declan McGuire|
|Technical Consultant||Robert Bettelheim|
|Front of House Managers||Jessie Greer, Jackie Withnall|