Tin Shed Theatre goes "modern classic"
11th - 14th September 2013 Tickets £9 via www.danarts.org or phone 01606 784442
Bar opens 7pm - Show starts at 7.30pm
Davenham Theatre, 59 Church Street , Davenham CW9 8NF
"A Cream Cracker under the Settee" by Alan Bennett
- with Margaret Smith as Doris, aged over 80, who is a tidy woman — and when she suffers a fall after trying to clear up after her considerably less thorough home help, Zulema, she contemplates her life. Alone and injured, she wonders whether the only place left for her in society is a care home which she distrusts.
"A Lady of Letters" by Alan Bennett
- with Vanessa Duffy as Miss Ruddock. Irene Ruddock is a working class single woman who is not afraid to speak, or rather write, her mind: she writes letters to her MP, the police, the chemist – everyone she can, to remedy the social ills she sees around her. After one too many accusations of misconduct from Irene's pen, she finds herself on the wrong side of the law and in a new but entirely liberating environment.
"Effie's Burning" by Valerie Windsor
- with Sue Elliott as Dr Kovacs & Angela Orme as "Effie". A local hospital ward provided the location in 1987, where Effie a disoriented woman in her sixties, is being treated for burns suffered during a fire at her nursing home. She appears highly concerned for her life-time friend - Alice. It quickly becomes clear that her child-like quality and reluctance to interact with the nursing staff stems from the fact the she has lived most of her life with Alice in a mental institution. But why was she there? This short play examines the callous brutality of bureaucracy and families when children do not turn out as they wanted.