THE KINGS THEATRE presents "BACK ON THE BOARDS"
A Set of 3 One-Act Plays
Please join us as we get "Back on the Boards" at The Kings Theatre.
This will be an evening of 3 One-Act plays presented by our resident groups. The Crown Players, The Phoenix Players and The Hardwicke Players.
The Crown Players present Anger Management by Robert Scott
A group anger management session takes a turn for the worse when the facilitator suggests the participants re-enact the things that got them sent there in the first place.
The Phoenix Players present Curtain Call by Keith Trezise
Actors take over an abandoned theatre to pay tribute to their friend and brilliant writer who died in a tragic road accident, ten years earlier. Each year on that anniversary they produce one of the writer's plays in his honour - even though there is never an audience to see it.
As the play progresses their various relationships are revealed, as is the driving force behind the annual commemoration.
The cast, though, are at a loss to know where one of the actresses has got to, and they search everywhere for her. When she does finally arrive it brings about an unexpected revelation that may well change all of their lives.
The Hardwicke Players present The Cafe Sirocco by Tony Layton
Henry and Melissa, an unhappily married middle-aged couple, have each arranged a secret rendezvous with would-be lovers. Unfortunately for them, their liaisons take place at the same location, the Caf Sirocco.
Coincidentally, the people they are meeting are insurance clerks who happen to share the same office. Lying becomes the order of the day when all concerned try to bolster their basically boring existence.
A cold north wind is the hand of fate that forces Henry and Lucy to leave the pavement table and to enter the caf, bringing them, eventually, face to face with Melissa and Gareth.
The fabric of lies begins to crumble relentlessly. When the deceits are laid bare a wind of change runs through all their lives and perhaps things will never be the same again.
These are all amateur productions.