Don’t miss our next production!
The Dorrington Players’ Spring production will be at the Silvester Horne Institute from 26 to 28 March.
We have brought the spring production forward this year, so as not to interfere with those much anticipated warm May evenings when our audiences would much rather be out in the fresh air.
It consists of two one-act plays Come into the Garden, Maud by Noel Coward and Too Long an Autumn by Jimmy Chinn.
Come into the Garden, Maud
This version of Coward’s view of the haute monde is tempered by having the man and wife Americans this time. She is a social climber, while he is a rich cornhusker who couldn’t care less about society. While the wife is entertaining a high and mighty prince downstairs, the husband is entertaining a threadbare princess upstairs. It doesn’t take long for the husband to realize he has more in common with royalty than his wife does.
Too Long an Autumn
Long Autumn, appropriately named, is a retirement home for theatricals in the autumn of their lives, where euphemism reigns supreme, together with a firm belief that elderly equals senile. Into their midst is flung Maisie May, a former music-hall star, too much of a burden for her strait-laced son and daughter-in-law, who do not find Maisie amusing. Initially the ever-cheerful, irrepressible Maisie copes with the rigours of Long Autumn in her own inimitable style, but she becomes increasingly depressed. Then one day a breezy impresario, Chris, arrives with big plans for Maisie…
More information is on our Next Production page.