Plays and Puddings
Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd August 2013
Arc Theatre, Trowbridge
What’s for Pudding? by David Tristram
Jack and Mary are preparing themselves for yet another stultifying boring night in, when the doorbell rings unexpectedly. What follows is a series of anarchic comic revelations, as we meet their friends Ted and Maureen, and the foursome proceed to get the wrong side of a bottle of whiskey! Their antics are witnessed by a bemused Dennis, who only turns up to order a pair of brown flared trousers from Mary’s catalogue, but ends up with a lot more than he bargained for!
The Fat Lady Sings in Little Grimley by David Tristram
Gordon, Margaret, Joyce and Bernard are back to tackle yet another threat to their survival – this time in the shape of a rival am-dram, newly-formed in their village, determined to upstage them with an award-winning musical. The querulous quartet pull together to devise an ingenious military-style plan that doesn’t, well, go quite to plan. When their subterfuge is discovered by the rival society’s psychopathic front-of-house manager, he’s none too pleased. Add in a few emotional complications for Gordon, and things look a little grim for Little Grimley. Could this finally be the end of their society? Don’t be so sure. It’s never over…until the fat lady sings.