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Move Over Mrs Markham! at The Mill at Sonning


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This wonderful farce is set in an elegant, recently renovated London flat belonging to the happily married Philip and Joanna Markham.

Philip, a straight-laced publisher of children's books, has reluctantly agreed to let his partner Henry Lodge borrow the apartment for an evening to entertain a new girlfriend. At the same time, Joanna Markham has allowed Linda Lodge to borrow the apartment so she can rendezvous with her lover. What nobody knows is that the Interior Designer has also decided that this is the night he wants to try out the new oval bed - with the au pair girl!

When the Markhams' evening out is cancelled, it's too late to let any of the parties know and three sets of hopeful lovers all converge on the bedroom at the same time.

The situation is further complicated by the arrival of Olive Harriet Smythe, a dour and successful authoress.

The frantic efforts of the Markhams to hide the amorous goings-on and, at the same time, sign up Miss Smythe, lead to a hectic and hilarious evening where, as in all farces, chaos and confusion reign.

Don't miss this saucy, sparkling and riotously funny treat. You won't stop laughing!

 

OPENING TIMES

Matinee performances:

Bar open from 11:30am.

Lunch served between 12:15pm and 2pm.

Performance starts at 2:15pm.

Evening performances:

Bar open from 6pm.

Dinner served between 6:15pm and 8pm.

Performance starts at 8:15pm.

ALL TICKETS INCLUDE A HOME-COOKED TWO-COURSE MEAL IN THE RESTAURANT BEFORE THE SHOW.

 

WRITTEN BY: RAY COONEY AND JOHN CHAPMAN

DIRECTED BY: RAY COONEY

SET DESIGNER: JACKIE DOUGAN

COSTUME DESIGNER: NATALIE TITCHENER

CAST LIST: 

Judy Buxton - Linda Lodge

Una Byrne - Sylvie

Mark Curry - Philip Markham

Elizabeth Elvin - Olive Harriet Smythe

Andrew Hall - Henry Lodge

Jeffrey Holland - Walter Pangbourne 

Delme Thomas - Alistair Spenlow

Finty Williams - Joanna Markham

Rebecca Witherington - Miss Wilkinson

 

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