Gym & Tonic
Venue : Studley Village Hall
Date : May 2017
Genre : Comedy Drama
Hilarity in the mix at the hall.
John Godber's bittersweet comedy Gym and Tonic takes to the stage at Studley village hall next week from Wednesday, May 24 to Saturday, May 27.
Performed by the excellent Wythall Theatre Company and set in Scardale Hall Health and Hydro, Don and Shirley Weston have come to relax, pamper themselves, and just possible rescue and resuscitate their ailing marriage.
But as the days pass so the rifts appear to widen as Don's mid-life crisis and his hilarious incompetence in step aerobics disco-cise and squash leave his wife wishing for their glory days of old.
They are not the only guests either as an assortment of other characters drop in, ranging from fitness fanatic and businessman Ken Blake, bolshie student Shaun and the irrepressible and loaded octogenarian Gertrude Tate - not forgetting of course the glamorous masseuse Chloe and fitness instructor Zoe.
With temptations rife fro the couple it is not long before blood pressures begin to boil, pulses are set racing and nervous breakdowns at on the cards.
From the pen of master playwright John Godber, whose previous successes include Teachers, Bouncers, Shakers and Up 'n' Under, it promises to be a great night of theatre packed with hilarity and pathos right up to the final curtain!
With tickets just £10 on 07843 091297 or 01564 823350 the fun starts at 7.30pm each evening.
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Gym and Tonic
An amateur production by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd.
Our fantastic Paul Hughes will be in the directing chair again. He has a fantastic record both as a performer, back stage and as a director. He has found a perfect play for WTC and will be announcing the cast in January 2017.
Gym & Tonic is a comedy play by John Godber. “Don and Shirley Weston have come to the Scardale Hall Health Hydro to relax, pamper themselves and just possibly rescue their ailing marriage. But as the days pass so rifts in the couple’s marriage appear to widen and Don’s mid-life crisis and in competence in aerobics becomes more evident! But they are not the only guests as an assortment of other characters are there too, raging from fitness fanatic Ken Blake to loaded widow Gertrude Tate. But temptations are rife for the couple including love interests from others and the odd chocolate bar and pasty.
Please let us know if you would like to work back stage. Please find contact details on the home page.
When: Wednesday 24 May to Saturday 27 May 2017
Time: Daily performances at 7.30 pm
Where: Studley Village Hall, Warwickshire
Ticket prices: £10
Contact: 07843 091297 or 01564 823350
What the Audience said...
"Congratulations to you all for a great performance on Friday night. It was so lovely to see the audience enjoying such a lovely show which has some wonderful moments. Looking forward to seeing your next production soon!!"
Tim Mackrill, Theatre Manager at the Palace Theatre, Redditch who saw the show on Friday night.
"Play was brilliant and fab performance by Denise and the fellow actors... Play was very funny."
"Wonderful evening of fun and laughter - well done to all."
"Great job. Thanks for suggesting a fun evening out :-)."
"Really enjoyed last night it was excellent. Please tell the rest of the cast." A. Griffin
"Just wanted to say that we came on Friday and thoroughly enjoyed the evening. As with the previous two plays we came to, it was a brilliant performance and all of you should be very proud of your achievements; you are an extremely competent theatre company."