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.
Rob and Tom erect the seating platforms
Erecting the platforms
Up in the loft
And under the stage
Everything is either in the loft, or under the stage
Mike and his handiwork
Who likes hanging doors?
Building the set
After fish and chips.. cake! Well, it IS Janet’s birthday.
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.
Well it may be April 1st but it’s no joke that it’s just 25 days to It Runs In The Family. Ray Cooney’s manic farce, set in a Doctor’s Common Room a few years back, is now deep into rehearsals and presenting another challenge for our actors as we juggle fast-firing lines, energetic moves, eleven characters and a number of costumes.
All will become clear if you book your tickets and be there – see details in the poster below. (If it’s not in the email version click on the blue links to take you to our website.)