Meopham Players

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Saturday 25th May 2019

Our Next Production: 23rd - 25th May

Nobody's Perfect by Simon Williams

Many of our patrons will recall the Player's production of Nobody's Fool in 2008. We now present a sequel with two of the original cast - John Winson and Rodney Buckland - appearing in different roles from last time.

They are joined by two new recruits to Meopham Players - Sophie Payne and Carmel Deely - along with S. Sangha who has appeared in many Players' productions.

Our co-producers are Diana Dixon, who appeared in our 2017 production of Quartet, and Maureen Gardner who appeared in our 2017 production of Dead Guilty.

Booking options:
- online (here)
- telephone 08442 889708
- e-mail:
  mp.bookingoffice@gmail.

Storyline

Single father Leonard works at home as a statistician. He has a rebellious daughter Dee Dee whose difficult behaviour is further encouraged by his “growing old disgracefully” father Gus, who has come to live in their home

Leonard writes a romantic novel which wins first place in a competition and a substantial cash prize. There is one snag; the writing competition is only open to women authors!

Leonard manages to overcome this problem with hilarious consequences which involve Gus, Dee Dee, publishing house executive Harriett and next-door neighbour Willy in much subterfuge!

Nobody's Perfect at Meopham Village Hall, 23rd - 25th May, 8pm.

Booking options:

theatre seat only: £8.50

- online (here)
- telephone: 08442 889 708
- e-mail:
  mp.bookingoffice@gmail.com

Theatre Experience:

2-course meal and a theatre seat: £23.50

- The Cricketers
- The George (not Saturday)
- The Railway Inn in Sole Street
- The Green Man in Longfield Hill

Sophie Payne
as Dee Dee
Carmel Deely
as Harriett
John Winson
as Gus
S. Sangha
as Leonard
Rodney Buckland
as Willy Braggs
Diana Dixon
Co-producer
Maureen Gardner
Co-producer

Auditions for our next production - On Approval

Auditions for On Approval will be held at our next Monthly Meeting on Wednesday 5th June at Meopham Village Hall.

On Approval was written in 1926 as a light comedy by the then very well-known and successful playwrite, Frederick Lonsdale.

It should be great fun to play, so if you would like to be considered for a part, please contact Anne Horrocks on 07747 752276 or by e-mail: aehorrocks1@hotmail.com. Everyone, whether a member or not, is welcome to take part.

Characters

George, The Duke of Bristol
Richard Halton
Maria Wislack
Helen Hayle

Synopsis

The exacting and difficult Maria Wislack is a widow who decides to take Richard away to her Scottish island for a month's trial "on approval" to see if they are compatible for possible marriage.

The egotistical and difficult Duke of Bristol (who is Richard's friend) contrives to be there as well. While there they meet Helen, who is in love with the Duke, and circumstances make all four of them stay on the island for the month

Because of the bad behaviour of Maria and the Duke, Helen and Richard decide not to marry either of them and they leave them stranded on the island. The Duke and Maria pretend to be romantically involved to make the other two jealous, but end up marrying each other instead.