A Kiss on the Bottom

Venue : The Dovehouse Theatre

Date : June 2012

Genre : Comedy

Director

Jo Key

Assistant Director

Cast

Crew

Peter Round

Stage Manager

Adam Lee

Assistant Stage Manager

Peter Round

Producer

Beryl Linforth

Properties

Anne Cherry

Properties

Marcus Bridger

Programme

Crew

Peter Round

Stage Manager

Adam Lee

Assistant Stage Manager

Peter Round

Producer

Beryl Linforth

Properties

Anne Cherry

Properties

Marcus Bridger

Programme

Production Gallery

Reviews

Synopsis of the play:

"Brash but endearing Marlene is consigned to her hospital bed just two weeks before her daughter's wedding. She is determined to be out in time for the big day, but can't resist interfering in the lives of all on the ward in the meantime. Despite Marlen's good intentions the results of her help is equally annoying and hysterical.

Marlene shares laughter and tears with the other patients as the beauty of friendship and the sting of secrets collide.

Devilishly humorous and profoundly poignant with chirpy, cheeky, chitchat, forcible friendships and stirring sentiment, A Kiss on the Bottom is subtly thought provoking and unmistakably amusing".

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Overview of the play:

This is a comedy with pathos about three women who are in a
Welsh hospital for cancer treatment.

The main characters are: Grace, who is old and world weary, nearing death. Lucy who is foolishly self-deluding and the hopelessly optimistic Marlene.

Each of the women must cope with not only the uncertainties of her health, but with the inevitable secrets and half-truths which are maintained by the nursing staff and relations.

It's up to Marlene, the strongest and most outspoken of them all, to keep the atmosphere in the ward cheery. It's a task that comes easily to her - you could say that she has the gift of the gab - and soon she is forcing herself into the private lives of Lucy and Grace. Her activities - which are sometimes maddening, although her heart is always in the right place - make her bedfellows' time in hospital somewhat more interesting than it would otherwise have been.

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What the Audience said:

"Fantastic play and wonderful performances from every member of the cast! Well done to the director for showing an insight into the what is required of this play. There was the right balance of pathos, humour and compassion shown by the actors. Nicely paced and very well set. Congratulations to Wythall Theatre Company for another triumph!" MB

Well done to everyone. A great production on Thursday. How Sue managed to do a part like that so brilliantly and to remember all those words leaves me in awe. Congratulations everyone! MB

Congratulations to you all on a brilliant performance last night!!! LV

Congratulations to everyone involved in "A kiss on the bottom". Brilliant from start to finish. JH

Congratulations to all concerned in A Kiss on the Bottom, lovely performances from Sue, Estelle and Val and all the supporting cast. Great humour and pathos made for a fabulous night out!!! Well done Wythall Theatre Company and a special mention to Liz Round for her debut role as director!!! PH

What a great night. I always look forward to the WTC productions and they always surprise and delight me. I laughed and cried and had a great time. Thank you.
Great cast, great crew & a wonderful time had by all. Now, where's my diary - I need to put the next one in :-) MC

Well done all concerned. Lovely production, great performances. TL

Fabulous, well done Liz and everyone involved in the show. DW