Move Over Mrs. Markham
a comedy by Ray Cooney and John Chapman
Directed by Peter Lloyd, Produced by Don Thorne
Add three couples, a newly renovated bedroom and a seven-door set, and you get a classic English bedroom comedy. Misunderstandings, miscommunications and mistaken identities abound as a parade of hopeful paramours descends on a supposedly empty London apartment. The result is an evening of non-stop nonsense written by two of Britain’s top comic writers of the late twentieth century, Ray Cooney and John Chapman.
The cast includes:
Joanna Markham Elaine Hale
Phillip Markham James Luckett
Linda Lodge Angela Rea
Henry Lodge Robert Holdaway
Sylvie Hauser Kate Hawtin
Walter Pangbourne Peter Bowman
Olive Harriet Smythe Sandy Milne
Miss Wilkinson Jennifer Barclay
Alistair Spenlow Peter Anderson
Show dates at St. James United Church, 306 Parkside Drive, Waterdown, ON are:
May 5, 6, 7* and May 12, 13, 14*
*Saturday Matinees start at 2:00pm, Saturday evening shows start at 8:00pm.
Evening shows start at 8:00pm
Tickets are now available through the phone or at Pickwick Books, *new* Village Fish & Chips and St. James United Church in Waterdown. See the tickets page for more information.
This is a Non Paying, Non Equity Production.
VILLAGE THEATRE WATERDOWN 43rd Season
Don’t Dress For Dinner
by Marc Camoletti, adapted by Robin Hawdon Directed by James Luckett
Produced by: Elaine Hale and Anne Hogan
Village Theatre Waterdown proudly presents “Don’t Dress for Dinner” by Marc Camoletti (adapted by Robin Hawdon), November 19-28th at our temporary new home of: St. James United Church, 306 Parkside Drive, Waterdown (2 blocks east of Hamilton St.).
Don’t Dress for Dinner is a two-act play by French playwright Marc Camoletti, who wrote the farce Boeing-Boeing, and is under the direction of James Luckett.
In a stylish converted farm house, Bernard is hoping to entertain his mistress, Suzy, while his wife is off to her mother’s. He has everything carefully planned: he’s arranged for a cook for the weekend and invited his best friend Robert to supply the perfect alibi. But things don’t go the way he planned. Jacqueline decides not to go to her mother’s. Robert doesn’t know why he was invited, and Bernard doesn’t know that Robert is having an affair with his wife. Lots of mix ups and a whole lot of fun.
Bernard: Julian Ford
Jacqueline: Elaine Hale
Robert: Andy Dumas
Susanne: Angela Rea
Suzette: Jayne Reid
George: Jack Verrips
Thurs. Nov. 19th, Fri. Nov. 20th, Sat. Nov 21st,
Wed. Nov 25th, Fri. Nov 27th, Sat. Nov 28th* Santa Claus Parade – see note below (note no show Thursday the 26th)
Start time: 8:00pm, Matinees on Saturdays: at 2:00pm.
*Flamborough Santa Claus Parade
So, if you’re headed to the Village Theatre, Waterdown “Don’t Dress for Dinner” Saturday Night 28th at St. James United Church, there is a police barricade at Mill and Parkside – just show your tickets, they will let you through. Here is a link that may help you out: Santa Claus Parade Route
Tickets are now available through our Box Office: (905) 690-7889 , or for cash purchase at our local outlet Pickwick books, 325 Dundas St. East, Waterdown (no phone calls please). See our “Tickets” page for more details.