Monday, 26 November 2012

Noel Coward at Kirkby Overblow

Kirkby Overblow Dramatic Society will be performing two one-act plays entitled Still Life and Red Peppers, both from Noel Coward's Tonight at 8.30, a collection of ten short plays Coward wrote in 1935.  Still Life was one of the most influential plays from the collection and follows the lives of a suburban housewife and a successful doctor who meet by chance at a railway station. Their paths accidentally cross again the following week and without realising it they fall in love.  Many people will know Brief Encounter, the film that was made of the play in 1945 starring Trevor Howard and Celia Johnson.  Red Peppers is Coward's affectionate take on life in the music-halls of the 1930s.  George and Lily Pepper form a music-hall act which has been touring the provinces for years, still using the same routine that George's parents used before him.  Needless to say, the Peppers are slipping further and further down the bill.  The play involves two musical numbers from this routine, the last number going spectacularly wrong!

Performances from Thursday 29th  November to Saturday 1 December.
The link to their site seems to be broken this morning, but if anyone wants further information or tickets, email me and I'll put you in touch.

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