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Spring Double Bill

Spring Double Bill
Two one-act plays with an interval inbetween

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 A B O U T


Our regular Spring 'Double Bill' slot consists of two one-act plays performed at the Welsh Church Hall. Additionally the plays are performed separately as part of the Waltham Forest Festival of Theatre.

The Ruffian on the Stair

The Ruffian on the Stair
by Joe Orton

Madam Life's a piece in bloom,
Death goes dogging everywhere:
She's the tenant of the room,
He's the ruffian on the stair.

Joe Orton's 1964 bleakly comic play is an unsympathetic peek into the lives of Mike, an ex-boxer, and Joyce, a former prostitute.

When Mike and Joyce are visited by Wilson, a young man who has been watching their movements, their pasts come tumbling out of the closet. How does Joyce know Wilson's brother (of whom he is very fond)? Are Mike's suspicions correct? And how does the goldfish fit into all of it?

The master of black comedy, Joe Orton's grimy one-act play lifts the skirts of 1960s London and finds a real stink underneath ...

Bobby Gould in Hell

Bobby Gould in Hell
by David Mamet

Bobby Gould, the jaded Hollywood mogul from Mamet's Speed-the-Plow, finds himself unexpectedly in the waiting room of Hell.

He is to be interviewed by the Interrogator, a devilish figure who would much rather be fishing and is not impressed with Bobby's protestations of innocence and goodness. Glenna, an ex-girlfriend who feels sorely mistreated by Bobby, is called as a witness for the prosecution but gets so carried away that she starts in on the Interrogator as well, and he and Bobby end up bonding over her hostility.

 W H E R E   &   W H E N   &   H O W   M U C H

DOUBLE BILL
at the Welsh Church Hall

7 adults
4 concessions

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Fri 11 March 2011, 8pm
Sat 12 March 2011, 2.30pm and 8pm
Fri 18 March 2011, 8pm
Sat 19 March 2011, 2.30pm and 8pm

Please note new matinee times

BOBBY GOULD IN HELL
at the Waltham Forest Festival of Theatre
Booking details on the festival website

Tue 22 March 2011, 7.30pm

THE RUFFIAN ON THE STAIR
at the Waltham Forest Festival of Theatre
Booking details on the festival website

Fri 25 March 2011, 7.30pm

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 F E S T I V A L   A W A R D S

Awards won by Woodhouse entries
to the 2011 Festival

Festival Award for First Team
The Ruffian on the Stair

Romeril Award for Third Team
Bobby Gould in Hell

Arts Council Award for Best Actor
Chris Jefferies (Ruffian)
NOMINATION: Jim Killeen (Bobby Gould)

Arts Council Award for Best Actress
NOMINATION: Lucy Cork (Ruffian)

Guardian Trophy for Best Stage Presentation
The Ruffian on the Stair

Guy Gostling Award for Best Supporting Actor
Faye Baker (Bobby Gould)

Dick Williams Award for Comedy
Bobby Gould in Hell
NOMINATION: The Ruffian on the Stair

Roy Seammen Award for Adjudicator's Choice
Dan Usztan (for his direction of The Ruffian on the Stair)
NOMINATION: Bobby Gould in Hell

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