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Over a hundred Rotarians and guests attended a special production of Aykbourn's play in the Colwall Village Hakk last night (October 28th) interspersed with different courses of a meal. We were treated to a highly entertaining and professional performance by the Colwall Players. The gist of the play is ... in a Docklands apartment, Justin and Julie-Ann are preparing dinner, while a storm rages outside. They have invited Justin’s mother Arabella and Julie-Ann’s parents, Derek and Dee, for the first time.

Then a girl falls onto the balcony. Justin pulls in the dishevelled and bruised blonde and discovers she is Paige Petite, trying to escape her boyfriend Rudy’s bodyguard and has dropped in from the flat above.

What follows is the dinner party form hell, described as vintage Ayckbourn territory and a wonderfully shrewd, comic and poignant piece. The play draws inspiration from the London Docklands, where Alan Ayckbourn has a flat, and people often do not know each other well.

Thanks must go to President Tony and Rotarian Chris Mill for organising the evening this year.

The proceeds from the evening are divided equally between a charity nominated by the Colwall Players and Rotary Charities.

Role Play is on at Colwall Village Hall on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, October 29, 30 and 31. Tickets are available from John Goodwin’s Colwall office on 01684 540300.

 

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