THE STAGE CLUB Presents:
Black Comedy & Light Tragedies
Directed by Nick Perry
5th – 8th March 2008, 8:00pm
The Stage Club presents an evening of brilliantly inventive comedy. The main feature, ”Black Comedy”, is a Peter Shaffer classic. When the lights fuse on a big night for an impoverished sculptor and his fiancée, all hell is let loose. Inhibitions and secrets unravel in the dark as what should have been a perfect evening slides into disaster. A theatrical tour de force, Shaffer sets up the situation ingeniously by reversing the normal lighting conditions for us to see, all too clearly, the hilarious horror unfolding.
The first half features ”Countdown” by Alan Ayckbourn: a funny-sad snapshot of a marriage in which familiarity has blossomed into contempt and ”Present Slaughter” by Michael Green where the smooth veneer of a Noel Coward play degenerates into a bloodbath after an unfortunate accident to the leading man.
Directed by Nick Perry ( ”Out of Order”, ”Rumours”, ”Alarms and Excursions”, ”Gasping”, ”Arcadia”, ”The Real Thing” and ”An Evening with Gary Lineker”) and featuring a highly experienced cast, it promises to be a night of marvellous entertainment.
|Black Comedy by Peter Shaffer|
|Brindsley Miller||Nick Cheadle|
|Carol Melkett||Anna Vardy|
|Miss Furnival||Mini Elliot|
|Colonel Melkett||Barry Woolhead|
|Harold Gorringe||David Banham|
|Georg Bamburger||Bob Corwin|
|Present Slaughter by Michael Green|
|Binky & Bunny||Simon Hardy & Angela Barolsky|
|Countdown by Alan Ayckbourn|