2009 Archive

BAZAAR & RUMMAGE. by Sue Townsend. September 2009
Gwenda, a neurotic do-gooder and ex-agoraphobic, leads a self-help group of 3 agoraphobic women who are now venturing out to run a local jumble sale at a church hall. Supervised by Gwenda, and assisted by sensible trainee social worker Fliss, their personal stories unfold and fears erupt while sorting the rummage. Written with the sharply observed humour of Sue Townsend, (Adrian Mole, The Queen & I). Featuring 6 musical numbers writtenspecifically for Planet Rabbit by Nathan Dawe.
This 8 date tour visited: HULL, BRIDLINGTON, TADCASTER, OSWALDTWISTLE, BINGLEY, GLOSSOP, WHITBY, PICKERING.

ANORAK OF FIRE - THE LIFE & TIMES OF GUS GASCOIGNE, TRAINSPOTTER. by Stephen Dinsdale. July 2009
With his NHS spectacles, flask, sandwiches and beloved anorak clad with badges, Gus Gascoigne is a lovable teenage geek. He cannot see beyond trainspotting and enthusiastically tells the story of his life, love, locos, the joys of spotting and the history of his anorak - the anorak of fire - which he proudly wears after inheriting it from the greatest spotter that ever lived. A genuinely funny one act play. Performed 4 times as part of the Buxton Festival Fringe 2009, plus 4 additional performances; LEEDS, GLOSSOP, HEBDEN BRIDGE, HEYWOOD.

STANDBY ON STAGE PLEASE! by Claire Butler. July 2009
Suzi, a one time famous TV actress, is starring in a top pantomime. Her inability to remember any of her lines, her ludicrous requests to those around her and her constant off-stage wittering in the direction of the long-suffering stage manager, Kate make for a hilarious two-hander comedy. This one act play is set in the wings of a theatre. Performed twice at the Buxton Festival Fringe in July 2009.

GEORGE - DON'T DO THAT. by Joyce Grenfell. May/July 2009
Joyce Grenfell's famous nursery school sketches. Six separate comedy monologues of a primary school teacher addressing a classroom of four year-olds. Both clever and funny, you feel you are surrounded by classmates Neville, Lavinia, Sidney, Hazel, Susan and, of course, George as their innocent behaviour is brought to life through their teacher. Written by the legendary Joyce Grenfell. This production played twice in July 2009 as part of the Buxton Festival Fringe, and presented at a private function for the Howdenshire Women's Institute Annual Rally, East Yorkshire in May.