Rehearsals well underway at Farndale Castle
WHILE we swelter in the current heatwave, the LADS are swapping steak and sausages for set-building and stagecraft, practising their blood-curdling screams as they rehearse the late summer production.
The Haunted Through Lounge and Recessed Dining Nook at Farndale Castle is a fast-paced comedy and spine-chilling mystery that combines murder, mayhem … and Tupperware. Imagine the love child of “Rocky Horror” and “The Play That Goes Wrong” and you won’t be far off the mark.
Once again, the ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society make a spectacle of themselves. Sympathise with their hapless producer as he does his best to impose order. Attempt to make sense of the enthusiastic sound effects. Learn the importance of a good cleansing and moisturising regime!
With multiple role and costume changes, inept prompting and luggage with a mind of its own, this show throws up challenges for everyone – cast, backstage and especially the director!
Director Julia Thomas explains, “I have directed a number of plays and they have all brought their own challenges, but The Haunted Through Lounge takes challenging to a whole new level. The demands of synchronising set changes and scripted set failures, entrances and exits, complex lighting and myriad sound effects and props are ‘differently challenging’ to say the least!”
How will they fare? You have to wait until September to find out.
Evening performances will be held at Llanymynech Village Hall at 7.45pm on Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd September, with a family-friendly matinee at 2.30pm on Sunday 4th.
Tickets are on sale now and are available from:
Llanymynech Village Shop
Or by calling Marg on 01691 830558