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by Noel Coward

24 September - 3 October 2015

This is a comedy in the finest tradition of Noel Coward, full of witty one-liners and acid put-downs. Set in the 1930s the story revolves around Garry Essendine, a theatrical star with an ego the size of Drury Lane who attracts a succession of passionate debutantes and dotty playwrights like moths to a candle. Dealing with them, and the predatory wife of his agent, are his long-suffering secretary and his ex-wife both of whom strive to extricate Garry from his many entanglements.In all, a delightful piece of light-weight theatre, guaranteed to bring a smile to the faces of any audience.

 

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Photos: Gail Bishop

Cast

Garry Essendine Michael Cooke
Monica Reed Suzi Whittle
Daphne Stillington Lara Askew
Fred Chris Hearn
Liz Essendine Meryl Jones
Roland Maule Jamie Patterson
Morris Dixon James Lyne
Joanna Lyppiatt Ann Lovell
Henry Lyppiatt John Lacy
Miss Erikson Sheila Neale
Lady Saltburn Carole Lane
Director Peter Damesick

Audience Comments

..."outstanding performances from everyone - thoroughly enjoyed out first visit"

..."excellent set, good play and well acted"

..."a very good start to the season"

..."excellent"

..."really, really good, excellent production and superb cast"

..."a real tour de force. Brilliant"

..."excellent cast and scenery, well done"

..."amazing"

extracted from Audience Review slips September/October 2015