Bottisham Players, May 18-20th, 2001
Director's Note: This is my first time directing and only by default: Alan Milne was initially taking on this play but had to drop out due to circumstances beyond his control. I hope you enjoy watching this clever farce as much as myself and the cast have enjoyed putting it together. It has the usual formula of mistaken identities, cover ups and other complications that should keep you amused until the end. It is also worth noting that the author, Raymond Hopkins, is donating all performing rights funds to Multiple Sclerosis research.
The Debanks live in a large town in the south of England. The action takes place in the lounge of their semi-detached house and it is late spring.
Scene 1: Wednesday, late morning, six weeks before the 50th birthday party
Scene 2: The following Tuesday evening
Scene 3: Friday afternoon, three weeks later
Scene 1: Friday morning, two weeks later
Scene 2: Saturday afternoon: the 50th birthday party