Yet more deckchairs

The Regis Players will be rolling out more and different Deckchairs for their latest production this week.

Saturday, 22nd October 2011, 8:12 am

After a very successful run of Jean McConnell’s Deckchairs last year (a compilation of three playlets from Deckchairs 2 and Deckchairs 3 of her four Deckchairs play productions), the Regis Players are now staging the five short playlets which comprise the complete Deckchairs 1.

The plays will again be staged cabaret style as Supper Theatre at 7.30pm on Saturday, October 22 (bring your own wine) and as Cream Tea Theatre at 3pm on Sunday, October 23, both at Felpham Village Hall. There will be an additional Supper Theatre performance at the Pagham United Reformed Church at 7.30pm on Saturday, October 29.

Tickets are on sale from Margaret Burbidge 08456 806159 and Felpham Post Office

for the Felpham venue and from Bernie Taylor on 08456 804758 for Pagham.

The setting for the playlets is a seaside promenade in the present day.

Act I (directed by Peter Green) is:

Shoppers. Two well-to-do shopaholics have a rather surprising secret. Rosemary - Margaret Leach, Angela - Liz Lawrence.

Early Blight: a heart-breaking exploration of a doomed mother/daughter relationship.

Helen - Sue Bartlett, June - Rebecca Moore.

Dancers. Wittily dissects the tea-dancing world of two skittish women. Wynn - Di Hiblen, Betty - Chrissie Lester.

Act II (directed by Philip Amor) is:

Late Frost: a drama in which a woman finds out something she would rather not have known.

Pamela - Judy Roberts, Kate - Judy Watts.

Doggies A hilarious tale about two very different types of dog-owner - one with a Pekinese and the other with a mongrel. Thelma - Deborah Amor, Eleanor - Liz McNally

“The five short playlets alternate between comedy and pathos and make a wonderful entertainment - plus great food!” promises Peter.

Next up for the Players is a workshop on Monday, November 7 at 7.30pm in Felpham Village Hall offering Deborah Amor’s One-Act Challenge.

“You’ve heard of the twenty-four hour musical?” Peter said. “Welcome to the madness and mayhem that will be this ninety-minute one-act play!

“A La Carte consists of monologues, a dualogue, two groups of four and up to three waiters. So rise to the challenge and be there for a prompt 7.30pm start!”