Comedy Triple Bill – “A Cut in the Rates” by Alan Ayckbourn, / Twitch in Time by Horry Parsons / Gentlemen Callers by Pam Mackenzie
Our plucky cast had never consumed as much battenburg in their entire lives as they did rehearsing and performing this production….!
About the plays:
A CUT IN THE RATES:
When Miss Pickhart visits the illusionist Ratchet on official Town Hall business, she discovers a sinister secret. Alone in the cellar after Ratchet is called away, she confronts the ghost of Rosalinda who met an untimely death during the “saw the woman in half” trick. The ghost believes it was not an accident and calls upon Miss Pickhart to release her. To do this Miss Pickhart must relive that fateful night and climb into the cabinet. It seems as though she too is to meet a grim death, until the play takes an unexpected twist.
TWITCH IN TIME:
John may have just spotted a Windy – a rare bird not seen in the UK for over a hundred years. But his wife is keen to start her drama group meeting and is cross her house has been invaded by “twitchers”. Now the bird won’t reappear and the meeting is bothering the twitchers and vice versa.
Lavinia and her friends like to meet regularly for afternoon tea and cribbage. The old ladies are disturbed by three burglars who quickly find that, with these wily old ladies, they have taken on more than they expected. In fact it’s the last job they ever do.