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Charley's Aunt

by Brandon Thomas

April 2nd-6th 2019

The Forum Studio Theatre


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Synopsis:

Jack Chesney and Charley Wykeham are two Oxford Undergraduates; hapless at life and hopeless in love! Jack loves Kitty Verdun and Charley loves Amy Spettigue; but the course of true love never did run smooth. In an attempt to impress, the boys invite the ladies to meet Charley's exotic and wealthy aunt Donna Lucia, who comes from Brazil, "where the nuts come from". But when Donna Lucia cancels her visit at the last minute, the boys turn in desperation to their flamboyant yet feckless friend Lord Fancourt Babberley; who with the aid of a rather fetching frock and wig, makes for a very convincing dowager aunt. All proceeds well, especially for Babbs who enjoys the affection and confidences of the young ladies, until the real Donna Lucia appears. A fundamentally farcical concoction of deception, mistaken identity and indecent proposals ensures that chaos and hilarity ensues for all concerned. Brandon Thomas’ classic farce is one of the great plays of the English Stage. Fresh from a West End revival, this is a wonderful slice of life in a bygone age, as fast and funny today as it was on its debut 125 years ago.

 

Cast:
Directed by Gemma Richards

Auditions:
Audition Date: 27th January, 2019 – 10:30am Director: Gemma Richards. Charley’s Aunt: Jack Chesney and Charley Wykeham are two Oxford Undergraduates; hapless at life and hopeless in love! Jack loves Kitty Verdun and Charley loves Amy Spettigue; but the course of true love never did run smooth. In an attempt to impress, the boys invite the ladies to meet Charley's exotic and wealthy aunt Donna Lucia, who comes from Brazil, "where the nuts come from". But when Donna Lucia cancels her visit at the last minute, the boys turn in desperation to their flamboyant yet feckless friend Lord Fancourt Babberley; who with the aid of a rather fetching frock and wig, makes for a very convincing dowager aunt. All proceeds well, especially for Babbs who enjoys the affection and confidences of the young ladies, until the real Donna Lucia appears. A fundamentally farcical concoction of deception, mistaken identity and indecent proposals ensures that chaos and hilarity ensues for all concerned. Brandon Thomas’ classic farce is one of the great plays of the English Stage. Fresh from a West End revival, this is a wonderful slice of life in a bygone age, as fast and funny today as it was on its debut 125 years ago.

Times & Tickets:
Evenings at 7.30pm
Saturday matinee ad 2.30pm
Tickets from £7

Booking:
Tel 01244 341296

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