The Old Library, 20, Church Road, Northenden, Manchester M22 4WL
Registered Charity No: 1175846
All productions now have an extra night’s performance on a Monday evening.
MOON OVER BUFFALO by Ken Ludwig
EDUCATIG RITA by Willy Russell
IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST by Oscar Wilde
PLAY DATES FOR EARLY 2022
PLAY : Performance Starting Times:
Sunday’s 7:00pm all other nights at 7:30pm
It is the summer of 1953, George & Charlotte Hay, formerly a couple of Broadway stars, take their run-down touring company to Buffalo, New York. In Buffalo they have the intention of running “Cyrano de Bergerac” and “Private Lives” in repertory, all the while grumbling about missed Hollywood opportunities. On-stage harmony is compromised when George performs an off-stage infidelity, impregnating the company’s ingenue. When Charlotte learns of this, she prepares to run away with the family lawyer, sending lightweight George on a grief-stricken drinking binge. It turns out that Frank Capra is headed to town on a talent scouting mission looking to hire the couple for his swashbuckling epic. As a result, the Hay family including scornful, deaf mother in law Ethel, determinedly practical daughter Rosalind, and dashing actor Paul, Rosalind’s ex-boyfriend must work overtime to get sloppy drunk George into his Cyrano hat and nose…. or is it his Elyot Chase smoking jacket? With the entrance of Rosalind’s fiance, anxious TV weatherman Howard one man with two mistaken identities and Richard Maynard, the wealthy lawyer hoping to lure Charlotte away to his mansion the confusion only intensifies. With a plethora of pratfalls, slamming doors aplenty, and backstage shenanigans.