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Roger Lamb

Sleeping Lions

Sleeping Lions

  This powerfully written piece of theatre is centred around young Leo’s 6th birthday and the party his mother Katie has organised for him, determined to give him the party he deserves. Leo’s father Max is concerned the whole thing is a terrible idea. The play is set in real time straight through run of 90 minutes approximately and as the parents wait for Leo’s friends to arrive, accusations start flying, uninvited guests’ surface and painful truths are realised. My Facebook feed is regularly filled with words of wisdom concerning kindness especially for those around us who may be suffering
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AUDITION NOTICE: Absurd Person Singular (Milford on Sea Community Centre, Milford on Sea)

AUDITION NOTICE: Absurd Person Singular (Milford on Sea Community Centre, Milford on Sea)

Absurd Person Singular By Alan Ayckbourn A Milford on Sea Community Production Directed by Wendy Mason   Read Through: Sunday 23 October 2022 at 6.00pm Open Auditions: Sunday 30 October 2022 at 6.00pm Production: 1 – 4 June 2023 All to be held in the Community Centre, Milford on Sea Village Community Centre, Sea Road, Milford on Sea, Lymington, SO41 0PH This sparkling comedy with black undertones is Ayckbourn at his very best! Everybody welcome! For further information and scripts, please contact Wendy (07833 606455).
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Round And Round The Garden

Round And Round The Garden

Its natural when you hear the term “Round and Round the Garden” to assume that you will be attending a play about teddy bears and tickling. In this particular production however, the tickling was from pure amusement, and the teddy bear was an unseen cat! The play is based in the garden of Annie, and her demanding mother. In desperate need of a break, Annie organises to go away with Norman, a rather arrogant lothario, who just so happens to be her sister’s husband. After a stern talking to from her brother’s wife, Annie decides to stay at home, where
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A Bunch of Amateurs

A Bunch of Amateurs

  Ferndown Drama presents A Bunch Of Amateurs By Ian Hislop & Nick Newman Directed by David Pile   Ferndown Drama return to the Barrington stage for their October production of A Bunch of Amateurs written by Ian Hislop and Nick Newman and directed by David Pile. Washed up Hollywood star Jefferson Steel is deceived by his agent into playing King Lear in an amateur community production in a small English town. Expecting a lavish hotel, he finds himself lodging in a B&B and rehearsing in a barn. The enthusiasm of the local cast finds him looking at life in a whole
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Relatively Speaking

Relatively Speaking

  The Summer has passed, the rains have come at last and the nights are drawing in.  Doom and gloom has descended upon us with the war in Ukraine and a cost of living crisis – and then the TV schedules are full of the funeral arrangements for our late monarch.  This comedy play, which launched Alan Ayckbourn’s stage writing career originally titled Meet My Father in 1965, is just the play to bring a smile to your face and to chase those blues away.  There is no better place to do so than the Bournemouth Little Theatre; I have often said
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