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A Month of Sundays

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

June 28, 29 & 30, 2001.


A Month of Sundays

by Bob Larbey

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“Round of applause, a real gem”
– Shoreham Herald –

 

Directed by
Jan King

Cast

Derek Fraser – Cooper

Hugh Hemmings – Aylott

Jane Richards – Wilson

Claire Wiggins – Julia

Kevin Isaac – Peter

Heather Richards – Mrs. Baker

 

Production Crew

Prompt – Christine Fearns

Lighting & Sound Design – Mike Medway

Properties – Margaret Davy

Properties – Sue Whittaker

Costume – Margaret Pierce

Publicity – Rosemary Bouchy

Publicity – Rosemary Brown

Publicity – Frances Thorne

Workshop Team – Brian Box

Workshop Team – Dave Collis

Workshop Team – Dave Comber

Workshop Team – Mike Davy

Workshop Team – Marc Lewis

Front of House – Valerie Bray

Box Office – Margaret Murrell

 

Programme Note #1: A Month of Sundays

STUDIO THEATRE AT THE BARN – Welcome to an exciting new chapter in the history 0f the Wick Theatre Company and Southwick’s historic Barn Hall!

This production marks the start of a new approach for Wick. We are now expanding our traditional season of four productions a year, up to six a year – or more. And at least two of those productions will now be performed in a ‘studio’ style.

Sometimes this will mean that plays are presented ‘in the round’, with the audience sitting around the acting area, in the main body of the Barn. Sometime the production may be presented in the even more intimate are of the big new stage. In any event the maximum audience will be no more than 100 people – and all the action will be very exciting and ‘close up’!

The next studio production this year will be a double bill – by two of the masters of modern British comedy. Black and Silver by Michael Frayn is a brilliant comic miniature, by the playwright of Noises Off. It’s a nightmare farce, as a young couple try to enjoy a quiet night in a honeymoon hotel – but with the handicap of having to share their room with their own screaming baby. The Real Inspector Hound, by Tom Stoppard, is an acknowledged comedy masterpiece. It’s the ultimate spoof of the Agatha Christie ‘whodunnit’ – and a whole lot more besides!

But – to start our expansion into different styles of production at the Barn – is Bob Larbey’s A Month of Sundays.

Tonight’s play is a gem of subtle comedy, rising above the sadness and disappointments of life. Larbey, the writer of TV’s The Good Life, has created a heart-warming look at the challenges of growing old – and the way that humour and humanity can rise above the problem.

This production also marks the directing debut of Jan King at the Barn. She is one of six Wick members in 2001 who will be presenting their first production for the Company. This is a sure sign of the ‘strength in depth’ that Wick Theatre Company can now draw on. We wish Jan and her cast and crew all the very best for a successful production – and for the first demonstration of an additional style of theatre now on offer at the Barn!

 


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