Production 66 Fools Rush In

Fools Rush InBy Kenneth Horne

Performed on Thu 2nd to Sat 4th and Thu 9th to Sat 11th September 1971 at The Astor Theatre

 

 

The Cast

The Cast

Millicent (bridesmaid) Linda Thomson
Mrs. Coot (daily woman) Zena Almond
Mrs. Mandrake (Mandy) (housekeeper) Alison Reynolds
Angela (Pam’s mother) Doreen Robertson
Pam (bride) Tessa Ashton
Charles (Angela’s fiancé) Norman Smith
Paul (uninvited guest) Julian Grenville
Joe (the bridegroom) Martin Brody

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Previews/Reviews

Previews/Reviews

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Matrimony is Funny when Guild Players Take Over

Poking fun at matrimony has been a favourite pastime of playwrights since the birth of the theatre, and Kenneth Horne, one of our most prolific dramatist’s has done this more than once. Fools Rush In, is being presented at The Astor Theatre, Deal, where The Guild Players as part of the summer drama season, almost farcical in its approach, the play written a quarter of a century ago, is still as funny as ever, and the success of this particular production is due to the deft and extremely light‑handed direction of Julian Grenville. As the young bride, Tessa Ashton gives a heart‑warming performance as she reveals the misgivings of youth, and shows herself as one of the most promising young actresses in the local theatre today. Martin Brody came through well as the bridegroom, in a part, which gives little opportunity to shine, but he is an attractive personality, and is worthy of stronger characters. Juilan Grenville is on top form as the uninvited guest, a humorous characterisation, which is etched with a little cynicism, in this type of role he always excels. There are attractive performances from Zena Almond and Alison Roberts, and Linda Thomson shows she has plenty of dramatic ability, while Norman Smith is excellent as the fiancé, competing with an ex‑husband. Fools Rush In is good summer show stuff and is showing again this Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

Production Team

Production Team

Director Julian Grenville
Set Design Julian Grenville, Norman Smith & Peter Eckersley
Stage Director Alex Thomson
Stage Manager Molly Bryce & Kate Sherren
Lighting Effects Arthur Laffar
Make-Up Joyce Jewson
Front of House Manager Conrad Sherwin

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