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The Petuaria Players 2018-2019 Season

OUR NEW SEASON IS READY TO ROLL….


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THE ODD COUPLE (female version)

by Neil Simon

OCTOBER 25th, 26th, 27th  2018

First performed by the Petuaria Players in 2006 we return to this funny and witty comedy, the female version of the Neil Simon classic. 

Untidy, easy-going Olive in her messy New York apartment is hosting their weekly Trivial Pursuits game with Vera, Mickey, Sylvie & Renee when they start to wonder where their uptight friend Florence is.  They soon find that she and her husband have split up. Would inviting Florence to be Olive’s roommate be a wise move for these mismatched personalities? 

Directed by Richard Bateman

Cast (in order of appearance): 

Nic Johnson as Sylvie
Gill Collins as Mickey
Sue Hart as Renee
Barbara Failey as Vera
Jayne Hewson as Olive Madison
Dianne Turner as Florence Unger
Steve Howland as Manolo Costazuela
Gary Vann as Jesus Costazuela

You can read more about this play here


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DOUBLE TOP

by Ron Rose

JANUARY 24th, 25th, 26th  2019

Note – this play contains adult humour and some swearing

First performed by Hull Truck in 2002 we are bringing this wonderful life-comedy back to Hull and the East Riding for our second play of the season.

Set in Hull, a women’s darts team, set up as part of a self-awareness study, enter a knock-out competition.  Can they put aside their differences, overcome their relationship problems and throw the ever elusive double top?

Directed by Janet Drewery

Cast

Rachel Miller as Marie
Wendy Fairburn as Chris
Nic Johnson as Jackie
Gill Collins as Kath
Jayne Hewson as Kirstie

with Rob Newton, Steve Howland, Gary Vann, Dan Dyke and Tom Fryer as the men.

You can read more about this play here


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TAKE AWAY THE LADY

by Jimmie Chinn

MAY  2nd, 3rd, 4th  2019

Take Away The Lady is another example of the sharp wit and observation of popular writer, Jimmie Chinn. Intriguing glimpses into a cupboard full of family skeletons, together with some serious, and not so serious, detective work, combine in this unusual suspense play, to keep everyone guessing until the very end.

Returning home from prison after serving fifteen years for allegedly murdering his mother, Matthew finds his three sisters, his wife and his father waiting for him.  Still protesting his innocence, Matthew’s arrival prompts the question – “who did kill Mother?”– scornful Celia, dotty Emma, cold Lavinia,  flighty Gilda or even gentle Father? Accusations and hypotheses abound but it takes an apparent suicide and a good deal of amateur sleuthing before the truth is revealed.

Directed by Jayne Hewson

Cast

Tom Fryer as Richard Owen
Rachel Miller as Celia Owen (nee Doubleday)
Barbara Failey as Emma Doubleday
Nic Johnson as Gilda Doubleday
Janet Drewery as Lavinia Doubleday
Rob Newton as Matthew Doubleday
Wyn Price as Charles Doubleday

You can read more about this play here


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