It Runs in the Family

Venue : Studley Village Hall

Date : May 2014

Genre : Comedy

Director

Mike Beamish
Assistant Director

Cast

Adam Lee
Dr David Mortimore

Steve Rossiter
Dr Mike Connolly

Alison Trombley
Rosemary Mortimore

Ed Parrott
Dr Hubert Bonney

Sue George
Matron

Paul Hughes
Sir Willoughby Drake

Denise Williams
Jane Tate

Lucy Alderton
Lesley

Martin Alderton
Sergeant

David Smith
Bill Lesley

Crew

Jo Key
Lighting

Jamie Poxon
Assistant Stage Manager

Jason Trombley
Set Design

Val Archer

Val Archer
Properties

Beryl Linforth
Properties

Marcus Bridger
Programme

Alison Spencer
NHS Costumes

Estelle Shutkever
Ticket Sales

John Parkes
Front of House

Lou Dilke
Front of House

Anne Cherry
Front of House

Crew

Jo Key
Lighting

Jamie Poxon
Assistant Stage Manager

Jason Trombley
Set Design

Val Archer
Properties

Beryl Linforth
Properties

Marcus Bridger
Programme

Alison Spencer
NHS Costumes

Estelle Shutkever
Ticket Sales

John Parkes
Front of House

Lou Dilke
Front of House

Anne Cherry
Front of House

Production Gallery

Production Reviews

Press Release

Wythall Theatre Company present
Ray Cooney's hilarious comedy 'It Runs in the Family'
(by arrangement of Samuel French Ltd.)

Studley Village Hall Theatre
21 to 24 May 2014, daily performances at 7.30pm

"Dr David Mortimore is about to address a neurologists' convention, which will probably earn him a knighthood. While putting the final touches to his speech an old flame, Jane Tate, arrives and announces that their liaison years ago resulted in a son, Leslie, who is downstairs desperate to meet his dad."

"Frantic to hide this catastrophic news from his wife and the hospital authorities, David is forced to invent not one but two non-existent husbands for Jane and enlist the help of his colleague Hubert Bonney. Events are further complicated be the presence of a police sergeant, a wandering senile patient, and assortment of matrons (real and otherwise), a syringe full of tranquillizer and costumes for the hospital pantomime!"

"This hilarious farce in the true Cooney tradition enjoyed a spectacular success at the The Playhouse, London."

WTC Press Release, Various


What the audience thought


"Just seen the WTC production of 'It Runs in the Family'. Thank you all for such a brilliant performance which made me laugh all the way through! Congratulations to cast and crew and front of house! Loved it. Brilliant direction from Jason and Mike." MB

"Enjoyed a fab fast paced laugh out loud performance this evening. Congratulations and well done to all. Go see it ! We had great fun!" AMM

"Had a fantastic evening laughing at the antics at Studley Village Hall. Denise Williams was amazing as ever as Naughty Nurse Tate in this hilarious farce. Well done all involved and big hugs to my mate, Nurse Tate xxxxxxxx". JM

"Just seen my lovely friend Denise Williams in this extremely funny play - she and the cast were brilliant - really enjoyed it!" GG

"I saw it on Wednesday and can highly recommend it to anyone. Fast paced comedy at its best." MH

"The chairman of WTC is very proud man. That, Jason Trombley, was a brilliant production. Hilarious, super acting and great set. Well done all. If you have the chance a few tickets left for tomorrow. It runs in the family at Studley Village Hall." TL

"What a great show!" SB

"Well done WTC. A fantastic show... A united show." AC

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