Spring Productions – Two in One

website.email version cropped bigThis year we will be presenting two one-act plays: Last Panto in Little Grimley and Lillies on the Land.

LAST PANTO IN LITTLE GRIMLEY

Directed by Harry Sadler

“Last Panto in Little Grimley” by David Tristram is a sequel to “Last Tango in Little Grimley”, which Cobham Players successfully presented in 2005 as one of a trio of one-Act plays.

This farcical comedy takes place on the stage of a village hall!  The four characters comprise the dysfunctional committee of a failing amateur dramatic society that is desperately in need of a successful production.

The Chairman’s solution is to put on a pantomime written by himself.  In-fighting, slapstick, farce and mayhem are the predictable results!  This is a fast-moving comedy that we are certain audiences will enjoy.

David Tristram is a much-performed English comic playwright who has published at least 24 plays, videos and a novel.image005  Born in 1957, he founded the Flying Ducks Theatre Company in 1985 and his plays have been performed all round the world.

Cast

Gordon – Keith Burgess

Bernard – Mike Dawes

Margaret – Mel Cook

Joyce – Jean Burgess

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image006LILIES ON THE LAND 

Directed by Rodney Pearson

By arrangement with Nick Hern Books

A remarkable piece of theatre which celebrates an extraordinary episode in Britain’s history – the Women’s Land Army of World War II. “Lilies on the Land” charts the personal journeys of four women who sign up to become Land Girls, determined to work endless, backbreaking hours on farms across the country in a bid to do their best for the war effort.

How will these women, hailing from all different walks of life, torn from their families and bereft of all basic home comforts, deal not only with the hardships of farming life and the pressures of war but also with being outsiders in new surroundings? Maybe work clothes full of mice and toilet rolls falling from the skies are just what it takes for these girls to get through…

Based on hundreds of letters from and interviews with the original Land Girls along with songs from the period, “Lilies on the Land” is a revealing, funny and utterly captivating portrait of some of Britain’s pluckiest, unsung heroes.

“Lilies on the Land” will be Cobham Players entry in The Leatherhead Drama Festival in May – a competition that Cobham Players won in 2013.

Cast

Margie – Samantha Myers

Vera – Victoria Franklin

Poppy – Nicky Barnes

Peggy – Millie Hart

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Dates:                Thursday, 23rd to Saturday, 25th April 2015

Venue:               Cobham Village Hall, Lushington Drive, Cobham, KT112LU

Time:                 8.00pm

Tickets:             All tickets £10. Table seating

Box Office (From mid-March):  

Cobham Bookshop, 12a, Anyards Road, Cobham.  Tel:  01932 862903

or Online from TicketSource by clicking on the icon:buyTickets-medium

or  by post from Cobham Players, 47, Pendenza, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 3BY (please enclose a cheque and SAE)

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