May the farce be with you!
ALAN Ayckbourn’s sparkling comedy Bedroom Farce, presented by Second Thoughts Drama Group, has opened at The Bear Pit Theatre until Saturday, 12th November.
The mayhem unfolds as high-maintenance Trevor and Susannah blunder their way through the lives of long-married Ernest and Delia, endearing Malcom and Kate, and long-suffering Nick and Jan.
Director, Bernard Hall, says: “This is a gem of a comedy, full of Ayckbourn’s customary wit and arch observation of human nature. There are four couples, one crazy night, and lots of laughs.
“We have a great cast onboard, Roger Gowland and Annette Stocken are the mature and pilchard-eating Ernest and Delia, Rick Allen is the bed-ridden Nick, Rachel Alcock plays his feelings-divided wife Jan, Justin Osborne is the DIY-challenged Malcolm, with Sophie Jukes as his loving spouse Kate, and last, but not least, we have Ollie Heward and Hannah McBride as Trevor and Susannah, who blaze a chaotic trail through the proceedings.
“I have a great affection for Bedroom Farce, having played Nick in a production many moons ago — I felt then that it’s a show that ‘gives you a big hug’, and I still do.”
Tickets £12 (£10 concessions) are available from the RSC box office on 01789 403416 or via www.rsc.org.uk