Plays and Wine 2019
Following last year’s highly successful, (and sold out), Plays and Wine evenings, The Linlithgow Players return to “tread the boards” this autumn, on Friday and Saturday, the 11th and 12th of October at Linlithgow Primary School.
During these extremely sociable, popular and fun filled nights, the Players will entertain you with two One Act plays along with a handful of sketches. While the laughs and drama flow from the stage, the audience sit around candle-lit tables, feasting on cheese, biscuits and nibbles. We’ll even throw in a free drink. A licensed bar is on hand if one drink does not suffice.
If you think you couldn’t possibly afford a night out like that, then let me ask you, how does £10 sound!?
In Poor Yorick, (by Phil Mansell), despite rumours to the contrary, Yorick, Hamlet’s favourite jester, is not dead – in fact, he’s on the road dying a death as he pioneers a new kind of comedy called “stand-up”. When this fails, he is persuaded by his tavern wench girlfriend, Bess, to return to Elsinore and get his old job back. But upon his return, he finds there have been many changes, and quickly becomes embroiled in Hamlet’s ridiculous plans for revenge upon Claudius the king, with comic results. Poor Yorick was a winning entry in a competition run as part of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Open Stages project in 2015, however a knowledge of the Bard, and his works, is not necessary to enjoy this riotous comedy.
In Love in a Glass Jar, (a comedy drama by Nancy Harris), two strangers, Eve and Patrick have agreed to meet face to face in a hotel room outside Dublin having found each other on a dating website. But all is not as it might seem. The dynamic between them shifts and flows with sometimes painful but often comic results as they struggle to come to terms with their loneliness, each other and what Eve wants from Patrick. However, while Patrick obfuscates and procrastinates, Eve would really just like him to get down to business!
This year, we also have three wonderful sketches on show.
In Ménage A Trois (1,000 feet) by David Evans, Jan is having an affair with parachute instructor, Jeff, and opts to tell husband Tim, during a charity jump, with disastrous consequences. Getting a life sized plane inside the primary school was proving problematic, so we had to compromise...
In Mr Robertson’s Blood Test by Lou Treleaven, Mr Robertson has strange symptoms. Why does the sight of blood excite him so much?
And Nun Break by Neil Walden. Is there anything funnier than a nun on the run? Escaped nun, Sister Iggy takes refuge in a pub and meets someone who is awaiting her date.
Tickets, £10, are available online on this site, from 07847 735077, or from Far From the Madding Crowd in Linlithgow High Street.