Eve Berry directed this Ayckbourn favourite that takes place simultaneously in three bedrooms...
Trevor and Susannah, whose marraige is on the rocks, inflict their miseries on their nearest and dearest: three couples whose own relationships are tenuous at best. Taking place sequentially in the three beleaguered couples' bedrooms during one endless Saturday night of co-dependence and dysfunction, beds, tempers, and domestic order are ruffled, leading all the players to a hilariously touching epiphany.
Ernest - Clive Lumbers
Delia - Mary Cleare
Nick - Charlie Edgley
Jan - Karen Yarrow
Malcolm - Alan Latimer
Kate - Sheila Keatinge
Trevor - Nigel Bacon
Susannah - Kath Gill
"An admirable attempt"
(Bucks Free Press review by S.C.)
The Players set themselves exceptionally high standards when they presented the difficult play Bedroom Farce. Staged in three bedrooms on one permanent set, the action switches between them.
As well as heavily relying on the imagination of the audience to carry the play off, the cast had to contend with the quick-fire art of the farce which is one of the most difficult to achieve.
The Players made an admirable attempt, although they did not always keep the action going to sustain the much-needed pace of the play.
Directed by Eve Berry the play focuses on the marital upsets of Trevor, played by a convincing Nigel Bacon and his neurotic wife Susannah (Kath Gill).
Trouble brews when they do to a party held at Malcolm and Kate's house. Their rows break the party up and things are made worse when Susannah catches Trevor kissing his former girlfriend Jan - played by Karen Yarrow.
The rest of the action is devoted to Trevor and Susannah trying to make up and their friends and Trevor's parents get hilariously entangled in the mess when, as in all good farce, thing go from bad to worse.
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