Shenanigans behind the sight screen at the Playhouse, Weston (From Burnham and Highbridge Weekly News)
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Shenanigans behind the sight screen at the Playhouse, Weston
ONE of popular playwright Alan Ayckbourn’s most delightful comedies, A Cricket Match, is touring UK theatres and takes to the stage over three nights at The Playhouse Theatre in Weston.
The show has an Englishman’s passion for cricket as its backdrop and a strong cast of wellknown soap stars including Stephen Beckett, who played Dr Matt Ramsden in Coronation Street and Mike Jarvis in The Bill.
The play is a marital comedy, which promises to take audiences on an hilarious journey through the difficulties and complications of two unhappy couples – Celia and Toby and Miles and Rowena.
Celia, a confused housewife, fears her marriage to Toby may be over and doesn’t know how to break it to him that she’s leaving him.
Toby’s best friend, Miles, a similarly troubled man, who never really knows exactly how to say what he means, is married to Rowena and in a rather inappropriate time confesses his love for Celia.
At the same time, flamboyant Rowena flirts with everyone in sight and has indiscreet affairs.
Everything comes to a head at a cricket match where Lionel, the incompetent school caretaker and groundsman, has sabotaged the pitch and Miles and Toby come to dramatic blows over a dubious umpiring decision.
The show plays from Thursday, March 28, until Saturday, March 30, and performances will be held at 7.30pm every evening with a matinee on Saturday at 2.30pm. Tickets cost £8-£14.50 – for more information visit www.theplayhouse.co.uk
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