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Our next show is BACKSTAGE FARCE by Steve Barker
Thursday 11th, Friday 12th & Saturday 13th June 2020 at 7.30pm
St. Andrew's Methodist Church, Wilmot Street, Ilkeston DE7 8AJ
This hilarious comedy play, written by Steve Barker, is about an amateur dramatic group preparing for the opening night of their performance of the 1970's farce 'A Bit of Slap and Tickle'.
As we meet the actors we learn about their relationships, we discover who is nervous, who is confident, who is a terrible actor and who has been miscast. It is evident that most of the cast don't even rate the play they have to perform.
The only decent actress is late and nerves become frayed. Arguments ensue and someone threatens to quit and someone is terrified of having to drop their trousers.
Everything that could go wrong does and most of the cast want to cancel the whole thing but with 20 people having bought tickets the farce begins.
The performances in the farce are stilted, lines are forgotten, the prompt says more lines than most, someone turns up on stage who isn't even in the play.
From PlayScripts online