HADS at Horsehay, Shropshire
A 'Summer Season' special of three one-act plays by well-known writers, Noel Coward and Alan Ayckbourn plus the first play by HADS member Chris Owen.
Polar Heat Written by Chris Owen, Directed by Chris Owen
A dark, brooding melodrama set in a local radio station. Besides briefly delving into the murky politics of regional broadcasting, we are thrust into the world of media journalism where a famous explorer's life is put under the microscope live on air, exposing him as a very fragile human being. His relentless interviewer also has to come to terms with her own mid-life crisis during the course of a radio programme.
Red PeppersWritten by Noel Coward, Directed by Eric Westwood
George and Lily Pepper are a music-hall act who have been touring the provinces for years, still using the bewhiskered routine that George's parents used before him and slipping further and further down the bill. After a disastrous performance Lily tells George - certainly not for the first time - just what's wrong with the act. Throw in a mature West-End actress and watch the fun develop.
Gosforth's FeteWritten by Alan Ayckbourn, Directed by Sheila Hood
Publican Gosforth is running the village fete. Due to an unfortunate mistake, bad personal news from Milly is publicised over the P.A. system. Milly's fiancé, Stewart becomes extremely aggravated and drowns his sorrows with alcohol. Gosforth's fete starts like all village fetes, but develops into chaos and, as things continue to go wrong, the play reaches a climax of complete disaster!
The Production Team:
Directors - Chris Owen (Polar Heat),
Eric Westwood (Red Peppers)
Sheila Hood (Gosforth's Fete)
Set Design - Edward Davies, Alan Foster
Lighting - Tony Curzon
Sound & Effects - Brian Hughes
Properties - Edward Davies, Richard Harris
Prompt - Matthew Allen, Jan Westwood
Front Of House - Society Members
Sir Rupert - Simon Phillips
Grace - Teresa Marie-Jones
Margo - Kate Ryan
Edward - Richard Harris