Deck Chairs

Peterborough Playgoers Presents

£14.50 Per Person

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Wed 13 May 2020, 19:45 - Sat 16 May 2020, 19:45
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Deckchairs By Jean McConnell
Jean McConnell wrote sixteen short plays, published in four volumes, with surprising twists featuring colourful and animated women. All display the author’s keen-eyed and delicate observations on life that are sometimes
humorous, sometimes touching and always compassionate.


Playgoers have chosen five of these plays to perform for you:


In DAY TRIPPERS confident Beryl and prudish Doris are on an annual
work’s outing and learn a little more about themselves and their work
colleagues than they perhaps ought to.


When Felicity, the widow of a much-respected Army Colonel receives
an unexpected visitor, she hears news which threatens to turn her world
upside down in LAST POST.


In SHOPPERS, Rosemary and Angela, two well-to-do shopaholics
have a rather surprising secret, as does Deborah the sickly elder sister of
Marion in THE GUILT CARD, a secret which has blighted Marion’s
life and taken away her future.


Finally, DANCERS introduce us to Wynn and Betty and wittily dissects
the world of tea-dances.


As well as her many plays, Jean McConnell has written for film, television, and
radio. An actor herself, Jean directed her own work at her local amateur
dramatic society in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, where she lived. She told a journalist
who was interviewing her that she started writing her series of Deckchairs plays
for two actor friends who asked her to write a play that would give them a range
of characters to perform.


Come along and see how the plays we have chosen demonstrate that range, and
meet a series of women who are all very different and interesting in their own
way.

Deck Chairs

Peterborough Playgoers Presents

£14.50 Per Person

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