THE GLASS MENAGERIE
A compassionate drama set in St Louis in the 1930s and first performed just after the end of World War II, The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams. This is a sensitive play, not to be confused with his later works Cat on a Hot Tin Roof and Streetcar Named Desire.
It was directed with style and simplicity by Paul Aucott who says “This charming wistful play has a haunting quality that will touch anyone who has ever felt an outsider in a world they cannot quite understand. Its poetic imagery is hard to forget and you will leave the theatre a little wiser about the frailty of human nature. It is the perfect play for a hot summer evening - tender and suitable for all ages to enjoy.”
In a strong cast two Nantwich Players "veterans", Virginia Meir and Neil Hodges, were joined by two new members, Lucy Desmond and Robert West.
OPENING NIGHT FRIDAY 10th
THE CEMETERY CLUB by Ivan Menchell
Contrary to its sombre title, this poignant play has a touching and romantic theme, following three friends who are coping with widowhood in different ways. An attractive widower tests the bonds of their friendship.
A bittersweet but very funny play with performances at 7.45pm 10 - 18 September.
There may be some seats left so ring Nantwich Tourist Office 01270 537359 to book or pop along
on the night if you live near enough. At least you can buy a drink at
the bar before going home if you are unsuccessful....
BOUNCERS by John Godber
Four bouncers take us for a night on the town, portraying over 20 characters in the process. An outrageous parody of the night club scene, no matter how many times you see it, it is always different.
DICK BARTON - SPECIAL AGENT by Phil Willmott
An affectionate recreation of the lantern-jawed hero who captured the imagination of 15 million radio listeners after the War, this is a fast-moving pastiche with music (and a few naughty jokes).
Derring-do versus dastardly deeds with performances at 7.45pm 10 - 18 December.
Tickets on sale at Nantwich Tourist Office (01270 537359) from 22 November.
WE HAPPY FEW
WE HAPPY FEW by Imogen Stubbs
While the men are fighting Hitler and bombs are blitzing London, a hopelessly mismatched group embark on a crazy adventure, crammed into their battered 1920s Rolls Royce, touring plays around the British Isles.
A tender and funny play with performances at 7.45pm 4-12 February (not Sunday).
This production is sold out though tickets are sometimes returned on the night. If you live nearby why not call in and see if there are any returns?