Our November production will be Entertaining Angels by Richard Everett, a funny, touching, and thought-provoking comedy.
Production dates: 20 to 23 November 2019. Directed by Andy Noakes.
Play reading: 8pm on Monday 29 April 2019 at the Green Room, The Sports Pavilion, Punch Croft, New Ash Green DA3 8HS.
Auditions: 8pm on Wednesday 1 May 2019 at Wellfield Community Hall, Wellfield, Hartley DA3 7PG.
If you are interested in auditioning but can’t make the play reading or audition dates please use the contact form below.
As a clergy wife, Grace has spent a lifetime on her best behaviour. Now, following the death of her husband Bardolph, she is enjoying the new-found freedom to do and say exactly as she pleases. But the return of her eccentric missionary sister Ruth, together with some disturbing revelations, force Grace to confront the truth of her marriage.
Grace: (late 50’s to early 60’s) Recently widowed vicar’s wife. Outwardly the typical image of the clergyman’s wife but the death of her husband has made her somewhat cynical. She has felt for most of her marriage that Bardolph her husband was hiding from something and that something was driving a wedge between them. When the truth comes out it makes her ask all sorts of questions about her life and her marriage.
Ruth: (late 50’s to early 60’s) Grace’s sister. A missionary who has spent most of her life in Uganda. Ruth was always the less sociable of the two. Grace was always the popular one with all the friends, leaving Ruth feeling somewhat envious of her. Unbeknownst to Grace at the start of the play, Ruth has a son in Uganda who was fathered by Grace’s late husband.
Jo: (early 30’s) Jo is Grace’s daughter. She loves her Mum very much, though she does find her rather trying at times and she likewise adored her late father and is shocked when she discovers the truth about Ruth’s son but takes the whole thing more in her stride than Grace – especially when she discovers it was just a one off. She develops a friendship with Sarah, the new vicar, as the two confide in each other over their various problems.
Sarah: (early 30’s) The new vicar in the parish. Married to Nick, who runs a frozen food company. Sarah is nervous about taking up the post of vicar and isn’t entirely sure she’s up to it but with Jo’s help she proves herself to be more than capable when helping Grace come to terms with the truth about Ruth and Bardolph.
Bardolph (Bardy): (60 something) Bardolph appears in the play as either a ghost or figment of Grace’s imagination. Grace is the only person who sees him or speaks to him. He is a kind, good natured, loving man who hides a terrible secret. Ever since his indiscretion with Ruth, Bardy threw himself into his work as some sort of penance, hoping to gain forgiveness. He never told Grace the truth out of fear of losing her.