Preview of ‘Pastimes’ – Carol Davies, Director

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Pastimes by Brian Jefferies

When Covid interfered with the direction of the next show I was asked to step in. A light comedy with an excellent cast – straightforward? No problem … except members of cast and crew had their participation also delayed by the dreaded virus! But it was straightforward …

Well there are two different rooms for a start. With doors to all sorts of places … upstairs, downstairs … in my lady’s chamber! One of the rooms onstage is a sitting room with an ongoing board game – and the other one happens to be a kitchen … but it’s straightforward. And there is food to prepare – on stage. Each night. Lettuce to chop, tomatoes to slice. Plus cheesecake and apple pie, quiche and tuna flan, pastries and carrot cake. But it’s straightforward. Fridges and cookers and washing up in a sink to be used and negotiated. Very straightforward.

So it’s a case of putting on a pinny, rolling up sleeves and getting stuck in. But it is straightforward!

Carol Davies, Director of Pastimes

See ‘Pastimes’ by Brian Jefferies at the Millgate Arts Centre from 12th – 19th February. Tickets £10 (£5 students) from TicketSource. Or book by telephone on 01457 874644 (£1.80 booking fee), or buy from the Box Office on show night (subject to availability).

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