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MADF Easter Festival of Plays 1 February 2013

Easter Plays

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Sat 30th March: Bijou Moonlight and Magnolias Ron Hutchinson

Hollywood 1938. Mogul David O. Selznick has shut down production on his most eagerly anticipated movie in history - a mega budget version of the best selling novel 'Gone With The Wind' - scrapping the original script and sacking the director in the process. Determined to produce a rewrite within 5 days he engages the services of ace script doctor, Ben Hecht, possibly the only person in America who has never read the novel, and a new director, Victor Fleming. His reputation on the line, Selznick locks himself in his office with his two collaborators, and a marathon creative session begins.

Sun 31st March: Cytringan Players The Cemetery Club Ivan Menchell

Three Jewish widows, Ida, Lucille and Doris, meet for tea once a month before going to visit their husband's graves. Sam, the butcher meets them whilst visiting his wife's grave. The budding romance between Sam and Ida is squashed by the other two, but they are guilt stricken when they see how much this upsets Ida.

Mon 1st April: Caversmill Ladies Down Under Amanda Wittington

Further adventure of the foursome from 'Ladies Day', these likely lasses from Hull fish docks made their debut in 'Ladies Day', where they won a fortune at the races. Now the four of them - Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda -are celebrating with the trip of a lifetime to the land of Oz. While Shelly dreams of luxury and glamour, the rest of the gang decide to go native and camp out under the stars at Uluru. But Shelly soon discovers there is more on offer than posh hotels, stunning beaches, and sun-kissed surfers; and Pearl finds that she has got a mountain of her own to climb.

Tues 2nd April: Garden Suburb Timeshare Terry Rogers

In this black comedy Malcolm and Judy join their friends Simon and Vicky at their timeshare complex on the Costa del Sol. The two men have applied for the same promotion at work and their boss, Duncan, will make a decision whilst they are away. The veneer of good humour and mutual bonhomie soon starts to slip. No-one believes Malcolm when he notices a strange couple living in an apparently empty apartment. But gradually as they realise they are living next door to the Macbeths, they become inextricably involved in the Shakespeare plot.

Wed 3rd April: Wellington Theatre Company The Glass Menagerie Tennesee Williams

Set in St Louis during the Depression, this is one of Tennessee Williams' most powerful and moving plays. Abandoned by her husband, Amanda comforts herself with recollections of her earlier more gracious life in the Blue Mountain when she was pursued by 'gentlemen callers'. Her son, Tom, a poet with a job in a warehouse, longs for adventure and escape from his mothers suffocating embrace. Laura, her shy crippled daughter, has her glass menagerie and her memories. Amanda is desperate to find Laura a husband, then the gentleman caller arrives...

Thur 4th April: Martello By the Bog of Cats... Marina Carr

Set in the mysterious landscape of the bogs of rural Ireland Carr's Lyrical and timeless play tells the story of Hester Swane, and Irish Traveller with a deep and unearthly connections to her land. Tormented by the memory of a mother who deserted her, Hester is once again betrayed , this time by the father of her child, the man she loves. On the brink of despair, she embarks on a terrible journey of vengeance as the secrets of her tangled history are revealed.

Fri 5th April: Romiley Little Theatre Hound of the Baskervilles

Sir Arthur Conan-Doyle adapted Steven Canny & John Nicholson When Sir Charles Baskerville is found dead on his estate, with a look of terror still etched on his face, and the paw prin

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