First produced at the Stephen Joseph Theatre in Scarborough in 1984, the action takes place over a period of four months (February to May), between the first rehearsal and the opening night of Pendon Amateur Operatic Society‘s (PALOS) production of John Gay’s “The Beggar’s Opera” .
Guy, young and recently widowed, tries to escape his loneliness by joining PALOS. He’s incapable of saying “no” to anything - whether it’s a request for confidential business information or an offer of illicit sex. Through a series of accidents and actor tantrums he advances from a one line part to playing the lead. The nearer they get to opening night, the closer events in the cast’s off-stage lives mirror situations in the twisted relationships of their onstage characters.
Show Dates: Thursday 30th November, Friday 1st December & Saturday 2nd December