Want to get involved?
We are treating our audiences to a classic British farce for the NFP October production to be performed 28th -31st October.
Hopefully the synopsis above will encourage you to come along and read the play on date tba. Auditions will follow on date tba and then we can get
cracking! Rehearsals will be mostly Mondays and Wednesdays. The cast make-up is
5 female and 3 male roles, plus one extra man who comes on right at the end and has 3 lines to learn!!! They are “Evening all”, “A Private Detective” and “A Breakthrough”
Obviously a man of few words! For the rest it is a roller-coaster ride at a frantic speed:-
The prime minister, the Rt. Hon. George Venables, MP, distinguished 50-60 playing age.
Rodney Campbell, the prime minister’s smart, deferential parliamentary private secretary,
20-30 playing age
The Rt. Hon Hector Crammond, MP, irascible Scottish chancellor of the exchequer,
50-60’s playing age
Miss Frobisher, Hector’s secretary – on the face of it rather drab and formal, like her boss, but is not all she seems, 25-30’s playing age
Sybil Venables, the prime minister’s wife, sweet, busy in her own world, oblivious to the
business of politics, teases George and Hector for being so serious, 50-60 playing age
Shirley Springer, attractive, cheerful, seems a little naïve, works in a nightclub called the
‘Libido’, obviously nothing to do with politics, playing age 20-25
Jane Rotherbrook, good looking political reporter preparing an article on life at No. 10,
efficient, probing, 30-40 playing age
Dora Springer, Shirley’s mum, glamorous in a brash sort of way, with yet another surprise
for the hapless prime minister, 40-50 playing age
This gives you a rough idea of the cast. Playing ages are only a guideline. The key is to
get the balance of ages right to match the story-line. I’m really looking forward to directing
this play. It will be a lot of hard work, but great fun. For more information contact the Director