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?
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:
Dial M for Murder by Frederick Knott
Directed by Richard Webb
In London 1952, the wealthy Margot Wendice has convinced her professional tennis player husband, Tony, to give up playing to spend more time with her. He now sells sports equipment and, to Margot, their life together is a happy one.
However, he has discovered while on a tennis tour in the United States several years ago Margot had an affair with an American murder mystery writer name Max Halliday.
Because he wants revenge as well as her money, Tony meticulously plans Margot’s murder. She has no idea that Tony knows of her past affair, nor does she have any suspicion that he is planning to kill her. Max comes to London to visit the couple, and Tony uses this as an opportunity to fulfil his plan.
Tony blackmails a man who calls himself Captain Lesgate, a former schoolmate and convicted criminal, to carry out the scheme. They plan what they believe is the perfect murder.
But when Margot refuses to play the part of the victim, things go very differently…
Dessert by Oliver Cotton
Directed by Howard James
This production will be our entry in the 2019 Bromley Theatre Guild Full Length Play Festival – and will be the amateur premiere of this play.
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…
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 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 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 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.
Mel Edison……. Steve Williams
Edna Edison……. Sue Williams
Harry Edison……. Alec Raemers
Pearl……. Margaret Hey
Jessie……. Jan Stockwell
Pauline……. Janet Clark
Tuesday 9th October 2018 at 7:30 pm
Friday 12th October 2018 at 8pm
Saturday 20th October 2018 at 3pm
All the details at http://www.theatre62.wordpress.com/auditions
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