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New season opens with world premiere
Wednesday 26th September, 2012 - Farndon Memorial Hall
By Dawn Bond
The Night In QuestionSHOCKED at what they find on the computer screen are front, left to right, Phil Hawyes, and Tony Smith, and back, from left, Lindsay Follen, Dawn Bond, Chris Lebeter and Nick Timms.
THE first play in the 2012-13 season of the Robin Hood Theatre Company, Averham, is the world premiere of Eric Chappell’s comedy thriller, The Night In Question.
Eric is a patron of the theatre and writer of hit television series such as Rising Damp, Only When I Laugh and Duty Free.
Directed by Dawn Bond, The Night In Question will be staged in Farndon Memorial Hall from Wednesday to a week on Saturday at 7.30pm.
The play is set in the office of Faraday Finance and centres around senior assistant Brian Heath.
He has just been down to the police station where he has been picked out in an identity parade as the man who groped a woman in the office carpark at night a month ago.
He swears he is innocent but his colleagues do not believe him, neither do the police who keep popping in to ask more questions.
The audience discovera that Brian has been in trouble with the police before, and not everything in the office is quite as it seems. Who really did grope the woman and why?
The play is full of double entendres, innuendoes and twists and turns that will keep the audience guessing, and laughing, from start to finish.
The cast comprises Tony Smith as Brian Heath, Jonty Redgate as Jack Morley, Chris Lebeter as Ronnie Gould, Nick Timms as Chief Inspector Rudkin, Phil Hawyes as DC Harris, Lindsay Follen as Thelma Heath and Laura Talbot as Judy.
Dawn has stepped into the role of Grace Gould with a week to go due to illness.
Tickets are available from José King on 01636 706097 or 07900 601497, Southwell Library on 01636 812148, Newark Tourist Information Centre on 01636 655765 or at the door.
They are available online from www. robinhoodtheatre.co.uk
The rest of the season includes performances of The 39 Steps at the Grove School’s Lilley and Stone site, Newark, from November 21 to 24; Alan Ayckbourn’s Season’s Greetings in Farndon Memorial Hall, from January 23 to 26; Alan Bennett’s Habeas Corpus at the Grove School’s Lilley and Stone site from April 17 to 20; and A. A. Milne’s Toad Of Toad Hall in the grounds of Newark Castle in June.
More information about the programme is available on 01636 706097 or on the Robin Hood Theatre website.
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