Black Comedy

by Peter Shaffer

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"What a lookout! Not a candle in the house. A deaf millionaire to show sculpture to- and your monster father to keep happy. Lovely!"

Brindsley Miller has an onerous evening ahead. He's got a new piece of art to sell to a renowned critic, and a prospective father-in-law to impress. He's "borrowed" some rather nice furniture from his neighbour, and is hoping for a perfect evening.

Suddenly, a fuse blows, the apartment is thrown into darkness, and chaos ensues! Meanwhile, a sober neighbour, with a new found taste for gin, a rather disgruntled neighbour, and an unannounced lover all pay Brindsley a rather unwelcome visit. Can Brindsley keep calm and salvage the night? Will the darkness keep all of his secrets hidden? After all, what else could possibly go wrong?

Peter Schaffer's classic farce combines drunken ramblings, stumblings in the dark and hilarious characters to produce mayhem and entertainment for its audience.

at the Welsh Church Hall
881 High Road Leytonstone
E11 1HR

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In advance £8 (£5 concessions)
On the door £9 (£6 concessions)
Special rate for parties*

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Fri 10th March 2017, 8pm
Sat 11th March 2017, 2.30pm and 8pm

Fri 17th March 2017, 8pm
Sat 18th March 2017, 2.30pm and 8pm

The 2.30pm performance on 18th March will be (BSL signed).

*Buy nine tickets, get a tenth full price ticket free. Only available with online bookings. Pay for the full number of tickets online: we will reimburse you the cost of your free ticket(s) at the door

Brindsley Miller James Lawrence
Carol Melkett Ashleigh Cole
Miss Furnival Paskell Meal
Colonel Melkett Oliver Clement
Harold Gorringe Stuart Clark
Schuppanzigh Andy Tucker
Clea Beth Coldridge
Georg Bamberger Andy Harker
Director Anastasia Oh
Producer Andy Harker
Stage Managers Danielle Keene, Keith Boote
Lighting Robert Bettelheim
Sound Stephen Wess
Set construction Steve Cahill-Hayes
Front of House Manager Julie Rickwood
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