Grange Drama Coming Soon
by Jim Cartwright
This will be the subject for two workshops led by professional local directors on
Mon 25th and Thu 28th June 2018
culminating in a rehearsed reading performance on
Fri 29th June 2018

At Victoria Hall, Grange over Sands
Curtain Up: 7.30pm

Cost: Pay what you think on exit

Landlord and Landlady - The central characters and the only recurring roles in the play.

Old Woman - A regular who pops in for her half of stout.

Old Man - A widower.

Moth - An ageing lothario
Maudie - His long suffering girlfriend.

Mr Iger - A meek man
Mrs Iger - His wife, obsessed with "big men".

Roy - Essentially a thoroughly despicable individual
Lesley - His girlfriend.

Alice - His wife.

The "Other" Woman - Having an affair with a married man.

Young Boy - A youngster, looking for his Dad.
Jim Cartwright's 'two-handed' play 'Two' presents a microcosm of working-class life in a Northern local in the 80's; a place of failed aspirations and unfulfilled lives. Its main characters, the Landlord and Landlady, interlace a variety of characters. At extremes with each other; he the hands on money-in-till manager, she the gossipy heart of the bar, their façade ultimately cracks when a young boy in search of his missing dad appears and they are forced to face the loss of their child years before. All life is present in this pub; it is the heart of communities, it where people celebrate and mourn and throughout this play we are confronted unflinchingly at its weaknesses and darkness as well as its heart and many spirits!
California Suite
by Neil Simon
Directed by Carol Williamson

will be presented
at Victoria Hall, Grange over Sands
on Wed 31st October, Thu 1st and Fri 2nd November 2018
Curtain Up: 7.30pm

Admission £8 adult, £5 child under 16
Visitor from New York
Hannah Warren a Manhattan workaholic.
William Warren, a successful screenwriter.

Visitor from Philadelphia.
Marvin Michaels, a Conservative middle-aged businessman.
Bunny, a prostitute.
Millie Michaels, his wife.

Visitors from London.
Diana Nichols, a British actress.
Sidney Nichols, her husband.

Visitors from Chicago.
Stu Franklyn.
Gert Franklyn, his wife.
Mort Hollender.
Beth Hollender, his wife.
In Visitor from New York, Hannah Warren is a Manhattan workaholic who flies to Los Angeles to retrieve her teenaged daughter Jenny after she leaves home to live with her successful screenwriter father William. The bickering divorced couple is forced to come to terms.

Middle-aged businessman Marvin Michaels is the Visitor from Philadelphia, who awakens to discover a drunken prostitute unconscious in his bed. With his wife Millie on her way up to the suite, he must conceal all traces of his uncharacteristic indiscretion..

The Visitors from London are British actress Diana Nichols, a first-time nominee for the Academy Award for Best Actress, and her husband Sidney, once-closeted, who increasingly has become indiscreet about his sexual orientation. An Oscar could jumpstart her faltering career, although Diana knows she doesn't have a chance...

The Visitors from Chicago are two affluent couples who are best friends. Stu Franklyn and his wife Gert and Mort Hollender and his wife Beth are taking a much-needed vacation together. Things begin to unravel quickly when Beth is hurt during a mixed doubles tennis match and Mort accuses Stu of having caused her injury.

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