Our Next Production, in May 2014,
Laughter & Longing
is a smorgasbord of comedy and drama to entertain all tastes.
THE COLOUR RED
by Gavin Austin
Directed by Costa Karagounis
Davey's mother is meeting a girl to whom Davey means a great deal.
They have not met before and the conversation in the Coffee Shop may reconcile the feelings between the mother who feels she has lost a son and the girl who has gained a new life.
by David Cregan
Directed by Sharn Arcus
"The Girl" has again failed her "A" level exams and is determined that her father is angry about this - despite his denials.
Her mother is equally determined that the girl is inordinately depressed about this - despite the fact that she isn't.
Either because of this, or not, the girl is desperately not trying to have an affair with her medium, Mr. Lempster and the boy next door, Simon.
Now read on......
DINNER FOR ONE
by Lauri Wylie
Directed by Anita Nau-Kleinmann
Miss Sophie, an upper-class Englishwoman is celebrating her birthday as she does every year.
Invited are four of her friends.
However, as this is her 90th birthday she has outlived all of them and her butler, James, stands in (in fact, drinks in) for all of them.
A vignette of old-time English hospitality, a classic, and the TV version is reportedly the most frequently repeated TV show ever.
by Gavin Austin
Directed by Costa Karagonis
Rose, a widowed, attractive lady, has moved from the country to the city and now has a new partner.
She reminisces on the differences between her country home and her new life.
Has she really made the correct decision?
Will her children take to her new partner?
Will he stay with her, or she with him?
by Roger Gimblett
Directed by Dot ward
Tom and Patty are quite recently married and trying to make a life together on a shoe-string, avoiding the leverage from Tom's affluent and rather snobby mother.
Patty has bought two Directors' chairs so that they have at least some furniture to go with the broken and collapsing futon bed.
Tom's mother arrives "for a day or two - while the house is being re-decorated" quite un-announced.
Shortly, Patty's tradesman father also arrives, broken up because he has caught his wife in their new Spa Bath with the young plumber who is installing it.
Is she or is she not having an affair?
A neighbour, an animal lover with dogs, cats, budgies, goldfish and an errant mouse (of whom Tom is afraid) turns up looking for said mouse, called Arnold Schwarzenegger for reasons which become clear in the sketch.
Mother-in-Law disasters with a new twist - and at length we find out about the third chair.