19 Feb 2024


7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Play Reading for October Production of ‘The Late Mrs Early’ #2

Play Reading for ‘The Late Mrs Early’ by Norman Robbins, due to be presented from 30th October to 2nd November 2024 at the Parish Centre, BL5 1DJ Anyone interested in a part are invited to come to our 2 arranged Reading nights, not formal auditions. These are on 12th and 19th February 2024, will start at 7:30, expected to finish by 9pm,and will be held in the Parish Centre. If you are interested in being in the play, but cannot make the readings, then please email, or ring Tricia on 07415 771665. Terry Early’s announcement that he and Susan Rickworth intend to marry rouses the fury of the formidable Alice, Terry’s mother, on account of a previous relationship between her and Reuben Rickworth, Susan’s father. Sam Early is caught in the middle of this and his peace of mind – as that of his crony, Joe – is shattered. Alice’s sudden demise, following her handling of a faulty electric kettle lent her by the inquisitive neighbour, Mabel, promises a peaceful solution. But Alice as a vengeful ghost is even more formidable than as a living wife and mother. Much drama ensues in which both families – and Mabel– are involved before Alice’s ashes can be persuaded to lie quiet in her urn, until Sam is ready to join her. This is a comedy for 4 men and 4 women, as follows:- Terry Early (17 year old or thereabouts), Susan Rickworth (about the same age as Terry), Mabel Sutton (neighbour), Sam Early (father), Alice Louise Early(mother), Joe Gittings (Sam’s friend), Reuben Rickworth (Susan’s father) Lucy Rickworth (Susan’s mother)

Contact – Toni Maloney, Secretary 07979 626104.