- From: 04/02/2023
- To: 04/02/2023
- Starting at: 12:00 AM
- Ending at: 12:00 AM
- The Festival Theatre at Hever Castle
- Hever Castle, Edenbridge, Kent TN8 7NG
by Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by Pauline Armour
We are delighted to annouce that this play will be performed at the Hever Castle Festival in August 2023, with dates and times to be confirmed.
This Olivier Award-winning play of 1984 was first seen at BLT in 1989 and then again in 2015. On both occasions, the heady mix of sex, laughs and amateur theatricals proved to be a winning combination.
A lonely and shy widower, Guy Jones, joins a local amateur light operatic society and rises through the company ranks purely by his inability to say no – this spills over into his personal relationships with members of the society.
The play is juxtaposed with scenes and music from John Gay’s The Beggar’s Opera. Skilfully, Ayckbourn draws parallels between the characters in the opera and the private lives of the amateur thespians.