Month of Sunday
By Bob Larbey
Wednesday 9th September 7pm @ Main Theatre Foyer
Sunday 22nd September 6pm @ Rehearsal Studio
Performance Dates: Monday 11th – Saturday 16th February 2019
This is Bob Larbeys’ (better known for The Good Life and Ever decreasing Circles) first play and winner of The Evening Standard Best Comedy Award in 1986. So ‘old fashioned?, dated ?? Not when the subject matter itself is ageless.
Beautifully and poignantly written it is set in a Surrey rest home. Humour is how two elderly men Cooper and Aylott, cope with the effects that aging can have on the mind , bladder and body. Throw in the awkward monthly family visiting rituals ( Julia and Peter), a kind nurse (Wilson) and enthusiastic cleaner (Mrs B) and you have a tragi-comedy that makes you laugh ,then pause…………then think…………
Parts to be cast:
Cooper - Male 60+
Aylott - Male 60+
Nurse Wilson - Female 25+
Mrs Baker - Female any age
Julia - Female 40+
Peter - Male 40+
Playing ages are a guide only! There’s always make up!
Directed by Dawn Gazey-Lewis, new to directing at the Priory but an experienced actress and director in other groups.
Dawn has 3 main work ethics
Teamwork- everyone is important on both sides of the curtain
Hard Work- especially line learning
To be part of the opening production of the 2019 season please contact Dawn at firstname.lastname@example.org or tel 07557671906 for more details or a copy of the script.
By Amanda Whittington
Sunday 7th October 6pm @ Rehearsal Studio
Wednesday 10th October 7:30pm @ Rehearsal Studio
Wednesday 27th March – Saturday 6th April 2019
Work, love and life are just one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelly and Linda. But their fortunes are set to change when Linda finds tickets to Ladies’ Day at Royal Ascot the year it relocated to York.
Out go the hairnets, overalls and wellies as the four ditch work, do themselves up to the nines and head off to the races for a drink, a flirt and a flutter. If their luck holds, they could hit the jackpot – and more besides…
“With its Yorkshire heart and soul, it has all the warmth of a Calendar Girls or a Fully Monty” – Yorkshire Post.
Parts as Follows:
Pearl - a fish packer, mid-fifties
Jan - a fish packer, mid-forties
Shelley - a fish packer, mid-twenties
Linda - a fish packer, mid-twenties
Joe - their supervisor & Fred - a ticket tout
Jim McCormack - a TV pundit & Patrick - an Irish jockey
Kevin - a gambler & Barry - a bookie
All the male parts can be played by one actor, but I would have 2 or 3 character parts.
The play is set in Hull and York, June 2005.
Directed by Anita Dalton – this will be the 11th show Anita has directed at The Priory as well as acting in some 46 Priory productions.
Please don’t hesitate to contact Anita for any information or for a script, either by email at email@example.com or by phone on 07814 127 717