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  • THE HAUNTINGMarch 2015
  • THE STIRRINGS IN SHEFFIELD ON A SATURDAY NIGHTMay 2004
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  • RELATIVE VALUESMay 2008
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  • DEATH OF A SALESMANJan/Feb 2012
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  • HENRY IV, PART 1March 2013
  • THE FLINT STREET NATIVITYSep/Oct 2013
  • THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANENov 2013
  • ALL IN GOOD TIMESep/Oct 2014
  • BLUE REMEMBERED HILLSNovember 2014
 

 

Review: Laying the Ghost
by Victoria Evans

Being my first experience as an audience member at
the Little Theatre, I was struck by the vibrant buzz in
the foyer; everybody was there to have a good time
and Laying the Ghost by Simon Williams didn't disappoint.

When the curtains opened, the whole audience broke
out in applause as the set was revealed, and rightly so.
The construction team have done a wonderful job in representing the actors' retirement home which is the setting of the play.

The action takes place on the morning of the 70th
birthday of Margot Buchanan, a resident with failing eyesight, dry wit and a mouth like Gordon Ramsey
(swear tin jokes were well received!). Margot would
rather forget this day, but with the arrival of unwelcome visitors, it turns out to be most unforgettable, and from here the plot unfolds most chaotically and comically.

As Margot, Lesley Warburton gives a solid performance with brilliant delivery of her dry witty lines. She performs with clarity, depth and humour.

My favourite moments were her fantastic exchanges
with physic friend Freda Deacon, played by the talented Sheila Eyre. Sheila is simply hilarious! From the way she shuffles, to her facial expressions and perfect comic
timing, she has created a performance which delighted
the audience.

Tricia Hill was the perfect choice to play the fretful and
busy Mrs Kid, the home manager. The sparky, well-paced exchanges between these three women was the highlight for me.

Mike Nixon as Leo, Margot's ex-husband, manages to
get across the sleazy side of the character whilst also adding in enough sweetness and humility to make this
a likable man.

Tracey Stafford as Leo's current wife, Lady Buchanan
and Charlotte Newton as Sadie croft, the new love
interest, played their parts well and helped to keep the
plot moving along.

An uproarious entrance by a Superman kiss-o-gram
played by Derek Green adds to all the madness.

Altogether, this is a well written comedy, well directed
by Robert Warburton and I urge people to go along and support their local amateur theatre. I assure them they
will have a great night.

 Our Current Production

Laying the Ghost
by Simon Williams

5th to 13th February 2016, 7:30pm

Margot Buchanan is a witty ex-actress in a retirement home. She is visited by a young actress who is having an affair with Leo, Margot's ex-husband - and by Leo's current wife Judy. Leo arrives but suffers a fatal heart attack. Thus the scene is set...

Click here for details and booking information

 


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