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PREVIEW – One Last Card Trick

PREVIEW – One Last Card Trick

“One Last Card Trick”, a comedy by Stewart Permutt Directed by Steve Watton, the play is set in a West End synagogue, where Magda (Helen Johns), Hetty (Jane Wright) and Sophie (Carole Willison) meet every Tuesday to play cards, where they are joined by Loretta (Annie Robertson) who keeps the score. All this is about to change, however, as their synagogue is to be sold to a strip club owner. These intrepid ladies decide to take direct action and barricade themselves in their fated synagogue. Can they succeed or will their constant bickering put paid to their plan? The play
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PREVIEW – Rumours

PREVIEW – Rumours

The Chesil Theatre, Winchester, is delighted to present Neil Simon’s witty and hilarious farce, Rumours, as their November production Glenn and Cassie arrive at the stylish home of Charlie, a Permanent Under Secretary at the Treasury, and his wealthy wife, Vivian, who are holding a party to celebrate their anniversary. But where are they? There have been rumours at the tennis club about an affair. Would that explain the gunshot? At all costs a scandal must be prevented. The attempts get more frantic and manic with the arrival of other well-heeled guests, all of whom have positions to maintain in
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PREVIEW – Sleighed to Death : Comedy Murder Mystery

PREVIEW – Sleighed to Death : Comedy Murder Mystery

Broadstone Players’ next production will be the comedy murder mystery ‘Sleighed to Death’ . This is the latest in the series of much loved plays involving the inept Inspector Pratt. The playwright, Peter Gordon, had stopped writing these plays but missed Inspector Pratt so much that he has written a new one, set at an earlier period in Pratt’s career when he was still a Sergeant. Broadstone Players are delighted to be one of the first companies to perform it and hope you will join them for a hilarious time set on Christmas Eve in an English country house in
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Mystery At Greenfingers

Mystery At Greenfingers

I do love the Bournemouth Little Theatre. Its intimate feel, the raked seating – enough for a little over 80 people a night, and the history that surrounds it. I’ve been coming here for years, either as a performer or as a punter and I love seeing the old photos, the old and new promotional posters for shows… And the people. Always the people. This is the centenary year for BLT. It didn’t always run out of Jameson Road in Winton, but started out as a project of performing in such intimate venues as members’ homes then, later on, at
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Preview: Cats

Preview: Cats

HCP Receives Good Luck Message From Andrew Lloyd Webber For Cats The award-winning Highcliffe Charity Players have received a personal message from Andrew Lloyd Webber, sending “good wishes” for their forthcoming production of Cats and hoping they “have a wonderful time” performing it. In his letter to HCP’s cast, crew and musicians, Sir Andrew recalls that his first memory of TS Eliot’s Old Possum’s Book Of Practical Cats (on which his musical is based) is “of my mother reading the poems at bedtime when I was six. I loved those poems and I often would read them again. They invariably made
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PREVIEW: The Gondoliers

PREVIEW: The Gondoliers

Christchurch Gilbert & Sullivan Society Present The Gondoliers   Following their success last year with The Mikado, Christchurch Gilbert & Sullivan Society return with one of the most popular of all the famous Savoy operas, The Gondoliers, at the Regent in Christchurch from Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 September at 7.30pm, with a Saturday matinee at 2.30 pm. Written in 1889, The Gondoliers was the twelfth Gilbert & Sullivan collaboration between WS Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan, and it premiered at the famous Savoy Theatre in London. Christchurch Gilbert & Sullivan Society have set their production of The Gondoliers in
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