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bedroom farce by alan ayckbourn

bedroom of earnest and delia
bedroom of malcome and kate
bedroom of nick and jan
malcolm and trevor have a disagreement
suzannahand trevor have a cushion fight

The play takes place in three bedrooms during one night and the following morning.

The cast consists of four married couples. At the beginning of the play, the oldest couple, Delia and Ernest, are getting ready to go out for a meal to celebrate their wedding anniversary; Malcolm and Kate, the youngest, are about to host a housewarming party, to which the other two couples, Jan and Nick and Susannah and Trevor (the only ones whose bedroom is not seen), have been invited.

At the last minute Nick has hurt his back and is unable to go.

The complicating factor is that Jan used to be Trevor's girlfriend, and after Susannah and Trevor have a blazing row, Susannah finds Trevor kissing Jan.

As a result Susannah leaves the party and goes to visit Delia and Ernest, whose connection with the rest of the plot is that they are Trevor's parents; she ends up sharing Delia's bed, while Ernest is forced to sleep in the spare room.

Meanwhile Trevor himself, feeling unable to go home, is also offered a bed in a spare room by Kate, but decides to go and "straighten things out" with Nick and Jan, leaving Kate waiting up for him.

Eventually Trevor and Susannah seem to be reconciled, but at the end of the play the audience might doubt whether this state of affairs will last.

CAST

Earnest ............................................................................ Ralph Firth
Delia ................................................................................ Steph Wilkinson
Malcolm .......................................................................... Gary Brown
Kate ................................................................................. Antonia Hoskins
Nick...................................................................................Colin Heathcote
Jan.................................................................................... Tracey Young
Trevor............................................................................... Nayfe Christopher
Suzanna ......................................................................... Alli Jones-Christopher


THANKS TO
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Warkworth Village Shop and N&F Young, Amble for the sale of tickets

SUPPORT TEAM

Sound ............................................................................ Richard Brearley
Lighting.......................................................................... Tim Grey
Graphics ....................................................................... Meg Dixon
Programme Design ................................................... Paddy Conway
Publicity ........................................................................ Colin Heathcote
Set ................................................................................. John Lilley & Tim Grey
Prompts ....................................................................... Pru Heathcote
Front of House /Bar ................................................... Ann McClement, ........................................................................................ Ian Gray & team
Assistant Director ...................................................... Richard Brearley
Director ........................................................................ Ralph Firth

 

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