In the best tradition of Great British Farce, a new play is ‘swinging’ its way into Horsham this August, at the Capitol Theatre! After two highly successful sell-out runs, this naughty new comedy is being staged by Simply Cuckoo Productions, for two nights only. Written by Sussex based playwrights, its unlikely combination of bridge-playing and wife-swapping is sure to excite great interest from theatregoers of all kinds!
A talented cast, including David Corbett (BBC’s ‘WPC 56’, ‘Doctors’ & ‘The Coroner’), remain (just!) in control throughout, as their characters navigate a madcap evening of cross-purpose confusion and delicious double-entendre!
Politically ambitious Margaret and long- suffering husband Norman are expecting a new couple into their Bridge circle. When wife-swapping beginners Barry & Angie arrive by mistake, both couples spend an alarming evening at cross purposes!
Meanwhile, bridge-playing Edward and Charlotte (Margaret and Norman’s intended guests) enjoy a party with George and Zoe – Barry and Angie’s intended hosts! When the party is in full ‘swing’, all are caught in compromising situations as Bridge turns to Farce…
“Bridge to Farce” – The NODA Award-Winning New COMEDY BY RICHARD WILLIS & PAUL RUSE.
Richard Willis’s direction of his and Paul Ruse’s hit comedy combines all the frantic confusion of “Fawlty Towers” with quite the cleverest of “Carry On” naughtiness!
With speculation the play could ultimately find its way to the West End, co-writer Paul Ruse, who lives locally in Cuckfield, is delighted Sussex audiences are the first to enjoy its racy, yet clever, humour: “Although the theme of the play is risqué, the resulting naughtiness occurs only in the minds of audiences!”
The writing duo, who met when working at Sky Television, are already close to finishing their next comedy, but remain determined, once again, to bring it to Sussex audiences first: “Being local, it’s great to see first-hand just how audiences react, not just during performances, but in the days that follow”.
Performance: Friday 24 August, 8pm; Saturday 25 August, 7.15pm, the Capitol Theatre, Horsham. Tickets: £16.50 (£15 Concessions), available online: www.thecapitolhorsham.com or via the Box Office: 01403 750220