by ALAN AYCKBOURN
Six aspiring authors meet on a winter’s evening to
discuss their work. Among them are writers of historical romances and
children’s literature who are finding it difficult to start writing, and
a crime writer who can’t stop. A creator of extremely complicated
science fiction, a librettist without a musical partner and the writers’
circle chairman, who produces instruction booklets, make up the rest of
The chairman, Arnold, attempts to get the rest of the
group out of a rut by suggesting that they collaborate on a piece of
writing, an idea that is received without enthusiasm. However, as Arnold
is clearing up after the meeting there is a clap of thunder, a blackout
- and then the story that would have resulted from the collaboration
takes place before his very eyes!
Sharp comedy and affectionate satire characterise this
zany, imaginative play.
In the words of Graham Dormer, who is directing this
production, “seven people playing 25 parts, four simultaneous stories
with props and effects to match! There should be enough here to keep the
audience agog until the final curtain."
Performances are on Thursday 16th – Saturday 18th
October 2008 at Knebworth Village Hall, Park Lane. Curtain up at 8.00pm,
doors open 7.30 pm. Licensed bar available from 7.30pm, during the
interval and afterwards. Tickets £6.50, concessions £5.50 (excluding
Saturday). Tickets are available from Village News, Station Road,
Knebworth or call the box office on 01438 743788.
If you have the urge to act, work backstage, paint
scenery, work with lights and sound then please contact us. New members
are always welcome to join in with our productions and our social
activities. Our next production is ‘Murder-Go-Round’ by Fred Carmichael.
Auditions will be held on Thursday 23rd October at 7.30pm at Trinity
Hall, Knebworth. Please come along if you’d like to help out in any way.
For any further information about Knebworth Players or
our next production, please phone 01438 226894 or email
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