12th-15th: Octopus presents "Rumours"
Christ the King Church Hall, Thornbury
Wednesday June 12th – Saturday June 15th at 7.30pm
As Ken and Chris arrive at a party to celebrate the 10th wedding anniversary of their friends Charley and Vivian, they find a dazed Charley, (a prominent government official), in his bedroom with a bullet wound.
As the other guests arrive, each with their own problems, including whiplash, back spasms and marital disharmony, the friends’ attempts to keep the story from each other and the press, descends into total, hilarious chaos. A second accidental gunshot leaves Ken temporarily deaf, adding great comedic value and then the police arrive…….
American playwright, Neil Simon was widely regarded as one of the most prolific and successful playwrights in the world. His works include such well-known hits as Barefoot in the Park, The Odd Couple and Sweet Charity. ‘Rumours’ was his first farce.
Octopus Drama Group are well known for their ability to put on a good farce and are delighted to have the chance to perform the British version of ‘Rumours’. Directed by Nigel Lane, and with a very strong cast, this will be a show that will lift your spirits and send you home smiling.
Tickets, £8 and £7 for concessions, from Chappell and Matthews on Thornbury High Street or call Karen Gill on 01454 413783.