Wickham Theatre Centre (Theatre 62) is a community club in West Wickham, Bromley, Kent with its own flexible studio space.
It’s 1984 and, as the artist Prince says, ‘Let’s Go Crazy’. This witty, heart-warming and moving play features three fun-loving young women, house-sharing for the first time. They are each very different but it isn’t long before they are living in each other’s pockets. Together they can do anything.
But life has unexpected plans for them as their story unfolds over the next 25 years.
Di and Viv and Rose is a thoughtful exploration of friendship’s impact on life, and life’s impact on friendship.
Sunday 1st July at 2.00 p.m.
Thursday 5th July at 7.30 p.m.
Mel Edison lives in an average New York apartment with his loving wife Edna. He’s got an average job, average clothes, average TV… Life’s just ticking along until the day he gets fired. Money becomes scarce, opportunities for a man chasing 50 are even more scarce and all this in the midst of a 1970’s heatwave when the temperatures roaring and the economy is crashing.
Left with no choice but to pace the boards of his shrinking apartment, Mel’s mind begins to fall apart and it’s up to Edna to try and keep it all together.
Posing as amateur musicians, Professor Marcus and his ruthless gang of criminal misfits rent rooms in the lopsided house of sweet but strict Mrs Wilberforce. The villains plot to involve her, unwittingly, in Marcus’ brilliantly conceived heist job.
The police are left stumped but Mrs Wilberforce becomes wise to their ruse and Marcus concludes that there is only one way to keep the old lady quiet. With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, Mrs Wilberforce is alone with five desperate men.
But who will be forced to face the music?