by

 

Alan Ayckbourn

CAST

 

Ernest          Bob Nafzger

Delia            Mary Cole

Nick             Jeff Wilks

Jan               Dawn Popplewell

Malcolm       Peter Baker

Kate             Claire Stratford

Trevor          Adam Popplewell

Susannah    Sarah Dixon

May 2004

Directed by Shirlee Grundy

  The action takes place separately in three bedrooms

  Ernest and Delia go out to dinner to celebrate their wedding anniversary. When this is a failure they return home and prepare to celebrate with pilchards on toast in bed!

  Malcolm and Kate are preparing a house warming party and may eventually be ready if they manage to avoid one anothers practical jokes!

  Nick and Jan have been invited to this party but, Nick has hurt his back and prepares to rest quietly in bed. Jan, fed up playing nurse maid is going to the party anyway.

  All three preparations are doomed, however, by the marital problems of Trevor and Susannah, who descend on each couple in turn leaving chaos in their wake, finally taking over the bedroom (and bed) of the long suffering Malcolm and Kate.