Set Destruct

We have a great selection of photos from the play to show you in a few days or so – but before that a couple of posts about our experience of creating the production.   Firstly, have a look at this little video of our set-destruction last Sunday, primarily for those who haven’t seen it on our Facebook page.

And I’m also using this post as an experiment to see if we can successfully post video content onto the webpage so please feedback and let me know if it works.  

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Here is our time-lapse video of set-destruction – three days of hard work building it and three hours taking it all down.

And the above fails to show the team dismantling the platforms and tiers, the lifting of all the gear into the loft, dismantling back stage, returning masses of equipment back to our rehearsal room and more…

A few make it to the pub after set destruct for a well earned pint




It (no longer) Runs In The Family

Wow. Excellent feedback from everyone on our now finished run of It Runs In The Family. It seems that a classic farce just tickles most people’s ribs, certainly from comments received and the laughter in the audience.

The after play party took place on stage late on Saturday night in a buoyant atmosphere – so here are a few photos of the earlier proceedings. However, once the pizzas had arrived and more wine was imbibed, the author of this page lost interest in photos….

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From Set Build to Dress

Here we are ready to go on our first night. It’s been an extremely busy few days as usual from building the set at the weekend, through Technical and then Dress rehearsal. Here’s a few photos to give you a little insight and a teaser for the play.

Before we started..

Erecting the platforms

Everything is either in the loft, or under the stage

Building the set

Hard work deserves fish and chips…
Set underway

Dress rehearsal night, ready to go

Completely candid capture of Reuben getting ready. Well…
The set is ready to go

Speaker announced!


This year at St. Andrew’s Hospital the annual international Ponsonby Christmas Lecture will be delivered by Dr. David Mortimer, Senior Specialist in Neurology and introduced by past Head Surgeon and Chairman of the Board of Governors, Sir Willoughby Drake.

Unless, of course, events take an unpredictable and hilarious turn before it can take place – one that sends Dr. Mortimore into a panic of deception and involving the appearance of ex-nurse Jane Tate, her son Leslie, the Police Sergeant chasing him, Dr Connolly who is more interested in his pantomime rehearsals, Dr Bonney in a permanent state of confusion and his mother, a scary Matron, a Ward Sister and a very annoying patient called Bill, not to mention Dr Mortimore’s wife, Rosemary. 

Whilst tickets for the Ponsonby Lecture are invitation-only to the world’s leading neurologists, the events taking place in the Doctor’s Common Room can be seen by getting your ticket for ‘It Runs In The Family’.  

A good choice of seats are still available for Saturday, but only limited seats left for Thursday and Friday. 

Reserve your tickets here


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