A Small Affair / Another Fine Mess
Production Date: May 2019
Directed by: Mandyrae Jessey
The first play is ‘A Small Affair’ - a comedy by Bob Larbey which is set in TV’s Broadcasting House.
Director Guy's TV rehearsal is shunted into a small room with a mock up set and he is beset with problems. The cast come to loggerheads but after a ‘calming’ break return to find their space double-booked by would-be contestants in an idiotic panel show. Regular interruptions from members of staff and his cast of eccentric actors add to the comic mayhem of the rehearsal.
The second play is ‘Another Fine Mess’ by Gillian Plowman.
Double act Stephen and Phil are having a last minute rehearsal as Laurel and Hardy in the back room of an old pub. Meg, Stephen’s girlfriend, is there supporting them. The close friendships between the three are strained to the limits by a revelation from Phil which tests their relationships to breaking point.