Dessert | 29th April – 4th May 2019

Dessert by Oliver Cotton  

Directed by Howard James

“Dessert is a bit of guilty treat” The Independent, July 2017

This production is Theatre 62’s entry in the 2019 Bromley Theatre Guild Full Length Play Festival – and will be the amateur premiere of this play.  The play will adjudicated after the performance on Thursday 2nd May.

A British financier and his wife host a lavish dinner party for their affluent American friends. The food is delicious, the conversation animated and dessert is on its way – when from one second to another, the evening takes a sinister and alarming turn…

With dark comic moments and unexpected twists, this is a powerful, thought-provoking play about wealth, greed and the lengths to which people will go to claim what’s theirs

Cast

Hugh Fennel………………….. Steve Williams
Wesley Barnes……………….. Alex Raemers
Eddie Williams……………… Geoff Dillon
Roger Hislop…………………. Paul Newton
Gill Fennel…………………….. Sue Hicks
Meredith Barnes…………… Anya Sayadian

Director……………………… Howard James
Set Design…………………. Alan Matthews
Lighting Design…………….Andrew Herbert
Sound Design…………….. Abel Fernandez, Ian James
Stage Manager…………… Maggie Matthews
Asst Stage Manager……. Alan Matthews
Stage Director……………. John Heather
Set construction…………. Alan Matthews, Ian Saunders
Set Décor………………….. Adrian Pope & T62 members
Technical Operators….. Chloe Belgrave, James Quinn
Technical Support……… Jon Lewis
Costumes………………….. Margaret Uzzell & the cast
Make-Up & Hair………… Christine Lever
Properties………………….. Maggie Matthews, Ann Herbert, Ian Saunders
Rehearsal Prompt………. Jan Stockwell
House Manager…………. John Heather
Refreshments……………. Lynne Craig & T62 members
Raffle……………………….. Nikki Packham
Box Office…………………. Nina James
Poster & Programme Editor……. Graham Copeland

Rehearsal photos

 

 

Murder Mystery Night: Death at the Tenth | 28th February – 2nd March 2019

The action took place at the annual Primrose Hill Golf Club dinner, where the audience members were also dining and later tried (some successfully) to guess whodunnit and why they dunnit.  A fun-filled entertaining evening, including fish and chips.

Cast

Major Winstanton-Bromley, Club Captain…………. Howard James
Lady Dorothy Winstanton-Bromley, Lady Captain…… Janet Clark
Doris Gloom, Club Housekeeper…………………. Jan Stockwell
Herbert Gloom, Caretaker and greenkeeper……….. Mark Storey
Sheila Sotterley, Treasurer………………………… Pauline Wathen
Anita Throckmorkton, Secretary………………… Christine Lever
Damien ‘Better Balls’ Francis, Club Profèssional… Paul Newton
Rodger Rogers, Club President…………………..Andy Masters
DI Hagley and DC Racey…………………………Lynn Rushby and Davina Pike
Plus
Master of Ceremonies…………………………. Stuart Scott
Waiting staff……………………………….. Jackie Dowse, Maggie Matthews, Margaret Hey

Backstage

Director……………………………. … Jackie Dowse
Stage Manager…………………………… Maggie Matthews
Set Design………………………… ….. Alan Matthews
Tech Coordinator………………………… Ian James
Sound………………………………….. Abel Fernandez
Lighting ………………………………. Jon Lewis
Costumes……………………………….. Margaret Uzzell, Diana Quinn & the cast
Box office……………………………… Margaret Uzzell
Bar……………………………………. Ian Wathen and Sue Hicks
Refreshments……………………………. Lynne Craig and Audrey Knighton

The Murder Mystery replaced the planned Dial M for Murder which was unfortunately cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

The Ladykillers | 3rd – 8th December 2018

The Ladykillers by Graham Linehan

Directed by Paul Marshal

 

The classic Ealing comedy which tells the tale of a sweet innocent old lady, alone in her home, pitted against a gang of criminal misfits who will stop at nothing.

Posing as amateur musicians, the gang rent rooms in the house of sweet but strict Mrs Wilberforce.

The villains plot to involve her unwittingly in a brilliantly conceived heist job. With only her parrot, General Gordon, to help her, she is alone with the men. But who will be forced to face the music?

Cast:

Constable Macdonald……. Tony Skeggs
Mrs Wilberforce……. Moragh Gee
Professor Marcus……. Mark Storey
Major Courtney……. Howard James
Harry Robinson……. Paul Newton
One-Round……. Charles Langdon
Louis Harvey……. Ian Evans
Mrs Tromleyton……. Sue Hicks
Ladies……. Janet Clark, Margaret Hey, Jan Stockwell, Christine Lever, Muriel Kidd

 

 

Some of the cast in rehearsal:

 

 

Just the Ticket | 1st – 6th July 2019

Just the Ticket by Peter Quilter

Directed by Kerry Heywood

Susan is an eccentric sixty year old who decides to celebrate her birthday by repeating a journey to Australia she made with a group of friends when she was 20.

Now she is travelling alone and carrying the excess baggage of 40 years of bittersweet experience which she recounts with wit and charm as she tells her unique story and slowly starts to write the next chapter of her life.

Bazaar and Rummage | 30th September – 5th October 2019

Bazaar and Rummage by Sue Townsend

Directed by Janet Clark

in the this heartfelt comedy, Gwenda, an ex-agoraphobic, leads a self-help group of three women who have been unable to leave their homes for a variety of reasons.  She forces them to help at a local bazaar, enlisting the support of Fliss, a trainee social-worker.

While sorting through the rummage their individual fears erupt – but calm is restored by the ever-sensible Fliss.  As they leave the hall it is apparent their agoraphobia is not cured but they have taken steps in the right direction…

 

Honeymoon Suite | 2nd-7th December 2019

Honeymoon Suite by Richard Bean

Directed by Nikki Packham

Set in the same bedroom of a Bridlington Hotel, the play focuses on three married couples.

Eddie and Irene are both 18 and spending their honeymoon there.

Tits and Izzy are in their 40’s and celebrating their 25th Wedding anniversary there .

Whitchell and Marfleet are in their 60’s long since separated and attempting to come to an amicable divorce there.

What the audience quickly realise is that all three couples are the same people at different stages of their lives, from the young hopefuls of the 1950’s, to the seen-it-all oldies of the present day.

The Prisoner of Second Avenue | 1st – 6th October 2018

The Prisoner of Second Avenue by Neil Simon.

Directed by Wayne Sheridan.

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.

This fantastic Neil Simon comedy is, for the most part, a great two hander for a couple of skilled performers. It is made all the more relevant today with topics such as mental health, class divide and materialism all bubbling under the surface.

Cast

Mel Edison……. Steve Williams
Edna Edison……. Sue Williams
Harry Edison……. Alec Raemers
Pearl……. Margaret Hey
Jessie……. Jan Stockwell
Pauline……. Janet Clark

 

 

 

 

Theatre 62’s 2019 season launch

2019 season launch

We are revealing our exciting 2019 season of productions at Theatre 62 on Saturday 15th September at 8 p.m.

Directors of each play will introduce their 2019 production and give members a chance to register their interest in auditioning for a role or working as part of the back stage team.

Not a member yet? Don’t worry, you don’t need to be a member to come along on the 15th, but you will need to join if you take part in one of our productions.

It’s a great opportunity to get all the information you need about our 2019 season and fab night out too – the bar will be open and nibbles will be provided!  Hope to see you all there!

Location details here