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Read through for Summer Plays

We are holding a read through of two plays for this year’s summer supper show on Wednesday 11th April at Hare Hill Club, 8pm. Everyone is welcome so please come along for a sociable evening.

We will be reading;

CCTV by Derek Webb

Synopsis

In the security control room of The Oaks shopping centre,  Rich is coming on duty for the night shift, relieving Alex and Jane, two other guards.  Alex is decidedly non-pc with a penchant for zooming in the CCTV cameras onto unsuspecting women shoppers.  Rich is far more conformist and rather pedantic in his attitudes, but he has obviously learnt to put up with Alex’s childish behaviour.  Jane has a penchant for shopping with a capital S and is a bright, rather feisty addition to the security team.

It is, it seems a ordinary evening at The Oaks – until the arrival of Keith, a robber of quite breathtaking incompetence, intent on robbing the shopping centre.

The dull routine of life in a security office is blown away with the arrival of Keith who has a stocking over his head and a gun in the back of the apologetic Jane The horror of the situation is somewhat diluted by the fact that neither Rich nor Alex can make out a single word that Keith is saying, due to the afore-mentioned stocking. The humour comes thick and fast. Alex unwittingly tells Keith all he needs to know, while Rich insists that people adhere to the correct use of grammar whatever the circumstances.

Characters

(3m, 1f)

Alex: security guard, treats most things as a bit of a joke
Rich: security guard, treats things far more seriously
Jane: security guard, treats shopping with reverence
Keith: would-be robber, treats himself to whatever he can lay his hands on

Smalls Talk by Sue and Clive Read

Synopsis

Five ladies of different ages and backgrounds meet for a lingerie party with Dawn, the Lady Lace Representative. The atmosphere is cool until the hostess gets out her husband’s lethal pea-pod wine. Under its influence tongues are loosened as the ladies decide to give one of their dowdy colleagues a makeover in order to regain the affections of her errant husband.

Characters

(6f, 1m)

Rex: Husband of Linda, a sly wimp
Linda: Hostess – easy-going
Dawn: Lady Lace Demonstrator – wet but persistent
Tracy: Young next-door-neighbour – innocently tactless
Carol: Linda’s sister – cynical, hard-bitten, a laugh
Dot: Older work colleague, dour
Emma: Workmate – pathetic – suffering from loss of husband

Hope to see you on Wednesday 11th April at 8pm in Hare Hill Club

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