A comical, restorative journey of discovery…

What's it about?

A comical, restorative journey of discovery…from darkness to light, from inhibition to unrestrained joy. Beautiful and theatrically rewarding. When two frustrated London housewives decide to rent a villa in Italy for a holiday away from their bleak marriages, they recruit two very different English women to share the cost and the experience. There, among the wisteria blossoms and Mediterranean sunshine, all four bloom again—rediscovering themselves in ways that they—and we—could never have expected.

Story By:

Matthew Barber

Directed By:

Wendy Beaumont

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The cast & characters:

Lotty Wilton 30/40’s A Hampshire housewife
Mellersh Wilton 50’s Her husband, a solicitor
Rose Arnott 30/40’s A Hampshire housewife
Frederick Arnott 50’s Her husband, a writer
Caroline Bramble 20/30’s A socialite
Anthony Wilding 30/40’s An artist and the villa owner
Mrs Graves 60/70’s A London Matron
Constanza 60/70’s An Italian housekeeper

The play has now been cast as follows:
Lotty                       Chrissie Derrington
Rose                      Tina Fagan
Mellersh                  Alan Whitty
Frederick                 Geoff Phillips
Mrs Graves             Kim Walker
Lady Caroline         Sally-Anne McKenzie
Wilding                    John Donnelly
Costanza                 Barbara Evans

Prompt                    Joy Bacon
Stage Manager       Mike Walker
Costumes                Judith Sims
Props etc.                tbc
Lighting                    tbc
Sound                       Drew Bridger

Rehearsals will start the second week of January 2018 and will probably be on a Monday and Wednesday evening.