The Prisoner of Second Avenue concerns a middle-aged couple who have an apartment in New York in the seventies when New York had the highest crime rate in the world, rising unemployment in addition to common city problems of noise and smells assaulting the senses.
Charlie Fuller has built himself a comfortable life in his retirement village, having several ‘friends with benefits’, all of who are aware of, and happy with the situation. His daughter thinks he needs looking after, that he may be declining, losing his grip. Meanwhile she is having her own dalliance with a work colleague. The arrival of a new widow and her nephew upsets the balance for both of them.
Written in the early Seventies and set in the late Sixties, Alan Ayckbourn's How The Other Half Loves made us laugh at ourselves and our social (or lack of them) mores.
The publicity describes this production as a dark comedy about the dark ages! That about sums it up nicely, with the emphasis on comedy. Michael Hollinger has written a play about moral dilemmas - we all face them - the concept of doing the right thing for the wrong reason.
The lilt of Oscar Wilde’s elegant language, meticulously chosen to delight, provoke and entertain, helps to confect a figgy pudding of fun crammed with bons mots, epigrams and wicked satire.
Michael Jacobs' comedy 'Cheaters' is about relationships and an examination of commitment and fidelity.
Galleon Theatre Company are all set to present Michael Jacobs' delightful rom-com (with a slight difference) Cheaters as their 2016 season's final production.
What would you do if you showed up for a dinner party only to find the hostess missing and the host upstairs in his bedroom with a bullet hole in his ear.?
Author Jake has women troubles: they are on his mind; they are in his mind. He only has to think about them to have them materialise and speak the dialogue he gives them. But what happens if they start writing their own conversations?
Disaster strikes for a bride-to-be when her ex-boyfriend shows up on her wedding day in this funny comedy at the Galleon Theatre Group.
Young, handsome, somewhat naive Guy Jones joins the Pendon Amateur Light Operatic Society and quickly finds himself moving up the theatrical ladder when two of the ladies take a fancy to him.
Accommodations , written by Nick Hall and directed by Warren McKenzie is a funny, witty comedy set in America at a time when women were really starting to assert their independence in life, work and marriage.
If you need a good belly laugh, this is just what you are looking for. Don’t delay, as the venue has limited capacity, and this group always attract large audiences.
The play may not be comfortable viewing for anyone touched by addiction but Simon has a gift for finding laughs in the darkness and sympathy in the unsympathetic.
All in all, it was easy to see why the house was full and the applause was enthusiastic. This production is lots of fun, but with depth and meaning, making it a good night out.
A sweet story of love and loss, told with Neil Simon's usual flair for comedy.