Production 110 Three One Act Plays from Confusions

Three One Act Plays from ConfusionsBy Alan Ayckbourn

 

Performed on Tue 13th September 1983 at The Kilshawe Theatre

 

The Cast

The Cast

Cast of Mother Figure

Mother Figure
Lucy Pam Ewens
Rosemary Rosemary Devine
Terry Andy Russell

 

 

 

 

 

Cast of Drinking Companion

Drinking Companion
Harry Jeremy Stewart
Paula Sue Watson
Bernice Nicola Gratrix
Waiter Peter Wood

 

 

 

 

Cast of Gosforth's Fete

Gosforth's Fete
Mrs. Pearce Barbara Robinson
Milly Sue Watson
Gosforth Roger Brown
Vicar Alex Thomson
Stewart Andy Russell

 

 

 

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Previews/Reviews

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Three One Act Plays from Confusions

Cast of Three One Act Plays from Confusions

Feast of Drama …. and Supper

The Guild Players had a happy evening last Tuesday when they performed three of the one-act plays from Alan Ayckbourn’s Confusions at their Kilshawe Theatre. This was a one-night-stand before an invited audience, who were seated club style and given a buffet supper in the interval. The three playlets marked the debut as a director of Gill Watson, on of the Players most talented character actresses. It was evident from the outset that Gill had the feeling of the author. The first of the plays was Mother Figure in which Ayckbourn ruthlessly exposes the over protective mother. Pam Ewens showed promise in this, her stage debut, as the mother, making her at the same time a figure of fun and one for sympathy. Rosemary Devine, another newcomer, played the friendly neighbour in a warm manner, and Andy Russell tried hard as her husband, looking far too young without the aid of make-up.
In the second play Jeremy Stewart gave his farewell performance to local audiences before moving to the West Country. His caricature of the would-be seducer was delicious satire. Sue Watson was excellent as the object of his desire and Nicola Gratrix scored as the girl who came between them. Peter Wood played the barman with aplomb. The final play, all about a village fete, was the best. Lacking malice it was first class fun all the way. Alex Thomson played the Vicar as only he can. He is a comedian of rare talent and his performance was only matched by that of Andrew Russell who came into his own as a Cub‑master, who gets drunk on sherry when his girlfriend unwittingly announces on the public address system that she is pregnant by the local innkeeper. This was a priceless characterisation and Andy – who has been improvising over the years – showed he had found his forte in slapstick comedy. Roger Brown – playing by invitation – revealed all his theatrical skill as the innkeeper and fete organiser. Sue Watson, the pregnant lady, didn’t seem all that worried, and Barbara Robinson, another new face, showed promise as the fete opener. It was a first class evening of fun and food par excellence and showed that making the theatre a social occasion is a good thing.

Production Team

Production Team

Director Gill Watson
Stage Managers Paul Taylor & Christine Eyden
Lighting & Special Effects Nick Tigwell
Prompt Heather Dedman
Props Christopher Sewell
Wardrobe Kath Fox
Bar Peter Wood
Refreshments Mildred Wood & Helpers
Front of House Kerry Summers & Kath Fox
Set Sid Jones & Martyn Bailey

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