Tiptoe Through the Tombstones
By Norman Robbins
Performances - The play runs from Wednesday 11th – Saturday 21st July 2018
Mortimer Crayle, a crusty old lawyer, and his secretary Zoe, have gathered the last remaining Tomb family members (an offbeat bunch) at Monument House, to inform them about their inheritance. But Crayle has designs on the inheritance which demand the death of all the Tombs.
As fog descends on the gloomy mansion, in the cobwebby corridors things are seldom what they seem. With poison in every decanter and mysterious disappearances into secret passageways, host and guests alike join the increasing number of bodies in the cellar.
A glorious spoof, a worthy sequel to A Tomb with a View.
Characters still to be cast:
VERNON PREWITT - mid 30s
ATHENE TOMB - late 50s
Please note all ages are a rough guide
For further information please contact the director Mike Brooks on firstname.lastname@example.org
By Ronald Harwook
Performances - The play runs from Wednesday 24th October – Friday 2nd November 2018
Beecham House is a retirement home for opera singers. Lifelong friends Will
and Reggie, together with former colleague Cissy, are residents who all help
each year to stage a concert to celebrate Giuseppe Verdi's birthday. The
concert is to raise funds for their home. Into this situation comes new resident
Jean Horton, a former grandee dame of the opera world who has fallen on
hard times. She is also Reggie's ex-wife and the original fourth and most
celebrated member of their former quartet. Her arrival in the home is a
surprise to the other residents as plans proceed for the forthcoming concert.
As old grudges threaten to undermine past glories and theatrical
temperaments play havoc with the rehearsal schedule, it becomes apparent
that having four of the finest singers in English operatic history under one roof offers no guarantee that the show will go on.
Ronald Harwood's play is a wickedly comic story about redefining old age and
growing old with hope; demonstrating how art illuminate’s life and the human
spirit remains undimmed even as the brightest stars start to fade.
A celebration of the twilight years and the hilarity of growing old disgracefully!
Please contact John Evans on the Contact number below to enquire about auditioning.
Jean Horton- diva with strong opinions, who would rather be elsewhere but
circumstances say differently. Not always the nicest of people, thinks her new home is a mad house.
Reggie Paget (Jean’s Ex-husband)- reserved and pleasant one moment but raging the next. Practical.
Will Bond- bit of a lad, funny, flirt with the opposite sex. Full of saucy jokes and innuendos. Looks after Cissy
Cissy Robson -dipsey, beginning to lose her faculties. Funny but enjoys her life in the house with her “family”.
All characters are of a “certain” age, matured by age and experience of life!
For further information please contact the director John Evans on
01926748305 / 07919103475