What’s On

Alarms and Excursions, by Michael Frayn

Wednesday 14 to Saturday 17 March 2018 at 8pm
in Hartley Village Hall, Ash Road, Hartley, DA3 8EL

Tickets £10 (adults) and £8 (concessions)
Box Office: 0845 260 2545 boxoffice [at] hartleyplayers [dot] org [dot] uk
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Four old friends sit down for a quiet evening together. But they are constantly harassed by an assortment of bells, sirens, buzzers and beeps. If all this sounds like a lot of “noises off” that may be because this play is written by Michael Frayn, author of the brilliantly funny Noises Off (and Alphabetical Order, Donkeys’ Years etc). What are these electronic noises so urgently trying to tell them? Will they find out without making you laugh too much? It’s a race against time because there are seven more plays and twenty more characters still to come before the evening is through, plus a lot more strange noises — and increasingly desperate calls from eleven separate pay-phones. Expect clever dialogue and absolute mayhem and try not to get too confused by the number of parts some people are playing!

Directed by Martin Pickering

Lee Cogger
Nick Noakes
Cheryl deBie
Jean Bentley
Margaret Bown
Lindsey Hudson


5 Responses to What’s On

  1. paul tetley says:

    found Plaza Suite very funny. it always amazes me how everyone remembers all those lines.
    the scenery was excellent.

  2. Mary Cracknell says:

    Came to see Calendar Girls on first night. What a triumph! I enjoyed every hilarious and sometimes emotional moment. Well done to the ladies of Knapely WI and supporting cast

  3. Fairby Grange says:

    Wonderful show. The residents from Fairby Grange thoroughly enjoyed it well done to everyone

  4. Eileen McManus says:

    We came to see Twelfth Night on 22 November 2014. Thank you Hartley Players for such an entertaining evening and well done on your first (I think!) venture into Shakespeare!!

  5. The National Operatic and Dramatic Association’s representative enjoyed Twelfth Night. “The .. simple set worked well. Good use was made of part of the auditorium for entrances and exits. Backstage work was handled well, as was lighting. Costumes looked excellent and colourful against the black curtains.

    There were some strong performances from the leading characters. The rest of the cast were equally up to the challenge and the quality of acting was excellent throughout. Congratulations should go to all involved, especially Director Martin Pickering who can be justly proud of the way he brought Shakespeare to Hartley for the first time.

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