COMING MARCH - APRIL 2017
A Barking Mad Spoof
Directed by Lindsey Bishop
‘I’ve poured two hundred thousand cups of tea, made four thousand six hundred medium-sized quiches and personally baked two tons of light crust pastry. And for what?’
As a clergy wife Grace has spent a lifetime on best behaviour. Now, following the death of her husband Bardolph, she is enjoying the new-found freedom of being able to do and say exactly as she pleases. But the return of her eccentric missionary sister, Ruth, together with some disturbing revelations forces Grace to confront the truth of her marriage. Set in a classic English vicarage garden the play is filled with sharp-edged comedy and probing wit.
The stage play “Entertaining Angels” began life by opening the main season at The Chichester Festival Theatre in England and playing to a record-breaking 26,000 people in just over 3 weeks.
Following a sell-out UK national tour playing to over 100,000 people, this much-acclaimed play has been published and performed all over the world including Switzerland, Israel, South Africa and New Zealand, and has enjoyed great success with amateur companies with over 100 productions…and counting!
I chose to direct Richard Everett’s heartfelt comedy “Entertaining Angels” as it really struck a chord when I read it. It is a beautifully crafted play that combines comedy, slice of life realism and it really tugs on the heartstrings. A story of love and loss and what it means when you lose the light from your life.
This production is dedicated to our great friend and mentor Terry Coyle who is so sadly missed.