CALENDAR

THREE BENNETTS

A WOMAN OF NO IMPORTANCE - A VISIT FROM MISS PROTHERO - SOLDIERING ON

THREE BENNETTS

By Alan Bennett
Directed by MARGARET MASON

5th - 10th June 2017

The first is the story of Peggy, who, when a mystery illness strikes, simply changes her comfortable niche at work, for the role of Queen Bee in hospital. Persistently cheerful, blind to the feelings of others, and, at heart, terribly lonely, Peggy is both a moving and comic creation from the pen of a master. In the second, Mr Dodsworth is settling satisfactorily into retirement, when an unwelcome visit from his colleague, Miss Prothero, leaves him unsettled and anxious. Again, Bennett's sure touch, gives us characters who are both touching and funny. In the third, Muriel's husband Ralph has just died, leaving her rather well off - until, that is, her son Giles gets his hands on the money and Muriel comes out the loser. Eventually, neglected by Giles and no longer needed by her disturbed daughter Margaret - whose state may well have been caused by Ralph himself - Muriel ends the play alone and poor.

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WINDOWS 17 & WINDOWS 17 PLUS ONE

WINDOWS 17

Written and directed by STUART SMITHERS

21st - 26th August 2017

Can be seen individually or together. Although they cross-reference, each is a self-contained play in its own right. They need not to be seen in any particular order and, while they may both be booked for the same morning, they can also be seen on separate days if so desired. Tickets are £5 for each performance, but for those booking both plays the discounted price for the two is £7.50. Tickets are available either at the theatre on the morning of the performance or you may reserve seats by calling 01903 412990 at any time up to Friday 18th August. The first play will start at 10.15 a.m. After an interval, when refreshments will be served, the second play will start at 11.15 a.m. concluding at around mid-day.

Our Arundel Festival Production

CHESS

CHESS

Music by Björn Ulvaeus & Benny Andersson
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Directed by KATE BENNETT
Musical Direction by BILLY BULLIVANT
Choreographed by ABI VINTER

19th - 26th August 2017

Chess is used as a metaphor for romantic rivalries and the US-Soviet rivalry during the Cold War. The main characters form a love triangle: the ill-mannered American Grandmaster, the intense Russian champion who plans on defecting to the West, and the Hungarian born female chess second, who arrives at the international championships with the American but falls in love with the Russian. From Bangkok to Budapest, the players, lovers, politicians and spies all struggle to get the upper hand.

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CHAPTER TWO

CHAPTER TWO

By Neil Simon
Directed by ROSEY PURCHASE

30th October - 4th November 2017

George, a successful writer, is mourning the recent death of his beloved first wife. Through his younger brother Leo, he meets the bright vivacious actress Jennie Malone. George is eager to rush into another marriage, following a whirlwind courtship. However it isn't long before memories of his first wife threaten to ruin his second chance of happiness with Jennie. Leo, and Jennie's friend Faye, don't have it any easier. Both of their marriages are in trouble, they are worried about George and Jennie getting married too quickly, and the two of them are thinking about having an affair with each other. The play is full of Neil Simon's witty humour and examines what it means to truly love someone else, and asks whether finding a soul mate can happen more than once in a lifetime.

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HOUSEKEEPING

Our next housekeeping dates are - Saturdays 6th May and 3rd June. Please come and help out between 10-12. And please don’t leave it to the usual few - we could do with some more help!