Wednesday, November 11, 2015

2 December: The Play That Goes Wrong

Before I look at next month's play, my sincere thanks to Miriam for the delicious cake that she brought along, and for kindly agreeing to share the recipe with the rest of us!

Miriam's Delicious Cake

225gr. softened butter
225gr. caster sugar
4 eggs
275 gr. self-raising flour
2 teasp. baking powder
peel of one lemon (but I forgot to add this) 

·         I beat the eggs a bit first and then beat everything together for a couple of minutes in the Kenwood.
·         Put into a greased and lined backing tin and bake for 35 - 40 minutes at 160 fan oven.
·         Split when cool, add raspberry jam and whipped cream.
·         For topping mix 150gr. icing sugar with juice of one lemon. 



I hope you all enjoyed last month's play: Dangerous Corner.  I liked the unravelling of the couples'/friends' complicated relationships, and how easily our lives can change direction.

We had a large turn out last month, and so here are a couple of pictures of us!  I think we were all present!

Next Month: The Play That Goes Wrong

by Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields

I have to confess that I have some concerns about reading this, as it is a farce and a very well-received one in London: it won the 2015 Olivier Award for the Best New Comedy.

The success of the play hangs on its incredibly well-timed accidents and collapsing set, so let's just hope that our imaginations will be able to do justice to the script!  

NB:  Part of the comedy hangs on word play, so I will try to ensure that native English speakers are given those roles at the appropriate time.


The action of the play takes place on the set of a production by the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society's production of a murder mystery: Murder at Haversham Manor, written by Susie H. K. Brideswell.  
Stage Manager
Lighting & Sound Operator
Head of the drama society, director of the play and playing the role of Inspector Carter - an esteemed local police inspector
Plays Charles Haversham, deceased
Plays Thomas Colleymoore, Charles’ old school friend
Plays Perkins, Charles’ butler
Plays Cecil Haversham, Charles’ brother, and Arthur, the gardener at Haversham Manor
Plays Florence Colleymoore, Charles’ fiancĂ©e and Thomas’s sister

The writers with their Olivier

The set


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