'Confusions' 
by Alan Ayckbourn

Directed by Peter Green & John Covey

Friday 6th May, 2011 7:30pm

Pagham Village Hall

 

Saturday 7th May, 2011 7:30pm

Sunday 8th May, 2011 2:30pm 
Felpham Village Hall


 

 

The Play

Confusions is a play by Alan Ayckbourn consisting of a series of five interconnected one-act plays. The scenes are all loosely linked by characters or locations, but riotously, and with sharply pointed undertones, with human eccentricities and the dilemma of loneliness.

The five plays call for a minimum of five actors but in this production the twenty three parts are shared with seventeen members to showcase the acting talents of the Society. Not to be missed!

 
 

A Talk in the Park

Five strangers sit on benches in a park, each trying to strike up a conversation but self involvement with their own predicaments create a situation where they have no sympathy or common bond with each other even though they are all very much in the same boat.

 

Cast

Arthur – David Rosser
Beryl – Chrissie Lester
Charles – Peter Green
Doreen – Di Hiblen
Ernest –
Paul Ramsey

Directed by Peter Green

 

Mother Figure

Neglected by philandering traveller husband Harry, Lucy has 'reverted' to being a total mother figure. She spends so much time at home with the three children that she's started to treat everyone - even the next-door neighbours the same.

 

Cast

Lucy - Lucinda Dearlove
Rosemary – Sandy Knight
Terry – Peter Green
Directed by John Covey

 

Drinking Companion

Away on business Harry tries his charms on perfume demonstrator Paula staying in the same hotel. The arrival of Paula’s more experienced friend Bernice affects Harry’s seduction plans.

 

Cast

Harry – Doug Hammond
Paula – Abbi Holdsworth
Bernice - Becky Moore 
Waiter -
John Covey

Directed by Peter Green

 

Between Mouthfuls

In the same hotel dining-room are two couples Mr and Mrs Pearce and Polly and Martin, each table unaware of the other’s presence.  The waiter manfully tries to deal with the meal requirements but food is the last thing on the minds of the diners with the rapidly deteriorating relationships at each table.

 

Cast

Waiter – Trevor Roman
Pearce – Clive Curtis
Mrs Pearce – Liz McNally
Martin -
Steve Hutchings
Polly - Becky Moore 

Directed by John Covey

 

Gosforth's Fête

Mrs Pearce is the guest speaker at a charity 'do' organized by whirlwind publican Gosforth and aided by his helper Millie and her cubmaster fiancé Stewart. Rain, the Vicar, naughty cubs and an electrifying experience by Mrs Pearce ensure the event is a hilarious shambles.

 

Cast

Mrs Pearce - Julia Webb   
Milly - Deborah Addicott
Gosforth – John Covey

Vicar – David Rosser
Stewart -
Chris Armstead

Directed by Peter Green