HERNE BAY LITTLE THEATRE
“HAYWIRE” BY ERIC CHAPPELL
DIRECTED BY MICHELLE COLLIN
DATES 15TH -20TH February 2016
Herne Bay Little Theatre “Playmakers”, will be presenting “Haywire!” a farcical comedy by Eric Chappell from 15th -20th February 2016.
Eric Chappell is the BAFTA award-winning author of classic comedies such as, Rising Damp, Duty Free, Only When I Laugh and Home To Roost.
Directed by Michelle Collin, the contemporary comedy, “Haywire” is set in the living room of a book shop.
It follows the exploits of owner, Alec Firth, as he tries desperately to engineer an Easter assignation in Spain with his assistant Liz. He tries to arrange this without arousing the suspicions of his wife Maggie, who is all set to go on a trip to, “three capitals in five days - and the tulip fields”. What could possibly go wrong? In the tradition of all farce... plenty.
Alec’s efforts are fraught by the odds of his own cover-up arrangements, and thwarted by a series of knocks at the door from demanding family members. In dizzyingly rapid succession, are: Phoebe, Alec's mother, who has discharged herself from her old people's home; Alec's son Jamie, with a broken ankle; and his daughter, heavily pregnant and not planning to marry the child's father...
It is the tale of a man on the edge who is earning a come-uppance for his devious and disloyal intentions.
TICKETS COST £8.00
AVAILABLE FROM Box Office (01227 366004)
10am – 6pm Monday to Saturday
Website : hbltheatre.com
ALEC FIRTH - GRAHAM JACKSON
LIZ - BARBARA JENNER
MAGGIE FIRTH - PAT DIXON
PHOEBE FIRTH - MARIA ROOKE
JAMIE FIRTH - LUKE FRUIN
MANDY FIRTH - STEPH JONES