Curtain Up

3rd September - 8th September 2012

About The Play

In this comedy by Peter Quilter five women inherit equal shares in a dilapidated theatre and plan to bring it back to life again.They try various fundraising schemes but their most ambitious is to hold a concert featuring local talent and a world famous star who agrees to appear for no fee. However, their plans go awry and its a race to keep their audience from guessing the truth of the the matter.

Directed by Fay Hamilton

The Cast

Jenny Bowden
Penny Hill
Pam Terry
Sue-Clare Morris
Wendy Gomm

Richard Gomm
Jeremy Townley
Sandra Witts
Ann McAllister
Rosemary Williams

Director's Notes

Now for something completely different! Sandwiched between John Mortimer and a thriller, I decided to mount a comedy bordering on farce.

Due to the lack of available men I had to find another all female play and "Curtain Up!" was the result.

"Curtain Up!" is the story of 5 women who are left equal shares in a dilapidated theatre and plan to bring it back to life. Their plans, however, go awry with hilarious results!

Set in 9 scenes on an almost empty stage it has been a difficult play to work on and I must thank my cast for rising to the challenge. As always they have been very patient and dedicated. We have had so much fun rehearsing the play and do hope that you get as much enjoyment this evening.

Fay Hamilton


Chairman's Notes

Over several years I have welcomed many of you to the theatre in my roles as Director and Front of House crew, as well as being back stage and on stage. It gives me great pleasure now to welcome you for the first time with my ‘Chairman’s hat’ on.

“Curtain Up!” is a very funny play about five women who have plans to bring a dilapidated theatre back to life, but I trust the only similarity between the fictional theatre and ourselves is the fact that we, too, have been working very hard to improve our theatre. On your way in, you will have seen that our new extension is now complete, thanks to the many hours of hard work put in by some of our members.

Our programme for 2013 has now been produced and you should find a copy on your seat. If not, there is also a supply in the foyer. Please do take one home with you.

I am also delighted to remind you we are holding another Murder Mystery Evening on Saturday, 8 December. For more details and information about ticket availability please see the flyer enclosed in the programme.

It just remains for me to thank you for your continued support, and to wish you an enjoyable evening.

Mary Logan