We are really excited this week, as our opening night is on Thursday! Our director, Jim Wyllie; producer, Stuart Aldridge and our wonderful cast have been working so hard since January to make this, one of our most challenging productions, the best Spring production yet! Call our box office now on 01394 411079 to book, or throw caution to the wind and just turn up on the night! We look forward to seeing you there.
Message from Jim Wyllie.
This year's Spring production is Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit. Coward called it “An improbable farce” but I think it is so much more. It raises many issues about the side of marital relationships that lie beneath the surface and are not what is generally presented to the public.
We are keeping it in period as it was first performed in 1941, in Manchester, before moving to the Piccadilly Theatre in London, with Fay Compton, Cecil Parker and Margaret Rutherford in the leading roles.
The intriguing plot focuses on a successful playwrite who asks a medium to perform a séance so he can use it within a book he plans to write. He and his second wife invite two sceptical friends to dinner to watch the entertainment.
All starts well but before long there are most unexpected happenings as this play develops into a great deal more than mere farce.
Rehearsals are well underway and the members of the cast are settling into their roles. This is a big and challenging play but I am confident that The Hollesley Players will provide a performance that you will not want to miss.
The play will be at Hollesley Village Hall on Thursday 25th May, Friday 26th and Saturday 27th at 19.30. Tickets cost: Adults £8.00 & Concessions £6.00. Ticket prices will be reduced by £1.00 if paid for in advance and are available from the box office on 01394 411079 or Hollesley Village Stores.
We look forward to welcoming you.
Jim Wyllie, director.