2017 | Black Comedy

Wednesday 31st May – Saturday 3rd June 2017

Peter Shaffer

Keith Hartley

Brindsley Miller – Hereward Cruttwell Reade
Carol Melkett – Lizzy Todd
Miss Furnival – Janet Sweet
Colonel Melkett – Roy Moore
Harold Gorringe – Mark Higgins
Schuppanzigh – Mark Foulds
Clea – Alex Parker
Georg Bamberger – Andrew Spence

Lovesick and desperate, sculptor Brindlsey Miller has embellished his apartment with furniture and objects d’arte “borrowed” from the absent antique collector next door hoping to impress his fiancee’s pompous father and a wealthy art dealer, Schuppanzigh. The fussy neighbour, Harold Gorringe returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness and Brindsley is revealed, teetering on the verge of very ripe farce. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored.

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