The play is about relationships with 2 young people perhaps about to embark on a new relationship and a more mature couple looking back on their relationship. They all come together in a garden when 2 parties are happening next door to each other. The older couple met whilst enjoying Northern soul music at Wigan casino and they share this experience and advice with the younger couple. The song "Young hearts run free" could be the anthem for this play which will include some Northern Soul classics and dancing. The play does contain some very strong language but it is essential to the plot there is briefly some nudity again part of the storyline. I think that is about as much as I can say about the play without giving too much away.
The playing ages are, younger couple age 18-25 old couple mid 60's
Written by Neil Simon
Directed by David Rhodes
Read through 4th August
Casting night 11th August
It's a humorous confection divided into four parts: Visitor from New York , Visitor from Philadelphia , Visitors from London and Visitors from Chicago.
In Visitor from New York, Hannah, a magazine writer is joined by her ex-husband, the question being with whom should their daughter spend the next six months? The banter flies fast and furious but Hannah's well-wrought artifice crumbles as her fears take hold.
The Visitor from Philadelphia is a wife who arrives at the suite, catching her husband "en flagrante delicto" with a drunken hooker.
Visitors from London brings a British star as Academy Award nominee. Diana returns from the ceremony to husband Sidney
The Visitors from Chicago are two couples ending a disastrous vacation they should not have shared.
Neil Simon at his most humane, compassionate best.
Visitor from New York
Visitor from Philadelphia
Visitors from London
Visitors from Chicago
This could be a great opppurtunity for the actors out there as each actor would ideally play multiple parts.
Written by Norman Robbins
Directed by Helen Lockett
Read through 30th August
Casting night 6th September
Marion Bishop, an elderly writer of romantic novels, is dying. Katherine Willis, kind soul from the nearby village, looks after Marion in a most caring way while also carrying for her brother of twenty with learning difficulties. When Katherine takes leave to attend her cousin's wedding in Scotland, Laura, an experienced nurse from London, comes to take care of the failing writer on the recommendation of the local doctor. A series of mysterious phone calls and the appearance of Raymond, Marion's greedy and desperate nephew, set off a nightmare situation. Deceit, suspicion, blackmail and incrimination are subtly woven into a web of crime, which is completed by a dramamtic confrontation scene just before an ingenious twist brings a surprising close.
Marion, an elderly, frail writer in her 70's
Doris, her friend, 50's
Katherine, a kind soul looking after Marion, mid 20's
Andrew, the doctor, 40's
Michael, Katherines brother with learning difficulties, 20's