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Panic Stations

Date

13th June 2019

Society

Little Eaton Players

Venue

Little Eaton Village Hall

Type of Production

Farce

Director

Lynne Chambers

Report

Author: Keith Scott-Savage

This mad cap farce by Derek Benfield was brought to the stage in a lively presentation by the Players.   Disorganized chaos was the order of the day, and there were some excellent performances from the cast.

David Jones, on stage for most of the production, gave a very creditable portrayal as the bungling husband, careering from calamity to calamity, maintaining his character throughout.

Phillip Hadley, as Able Bounty, a maintenance man of sorts, played his droll role superbly, his comic timing spot on, enabling him to extract every ounce of humour.

Catherine Baker played Carol, the glamorous pick up from the pub, contributing with a well delivered performance, along with Rachel Humpries as Patricia, the long suffering wife.  A fine cameo by Jo Russell as Mrs Bounty in a Victoria Wood style character, was a bonus, a real highlight.

Lord and Lady Elrood, were well played by Trevor Chambers and Sue Cope. Paul Makinson and Sue Kirkland completed the cast, all adding to the confusing mayhem of the plot, which left the audience bemused, but well entertained.