Side Effects

Venue : Palace StudioVenue : Redditch Palace Theatre

Date : April 2019

Genre : Comedy

Director

Anne Cherry

Director

Paul Hughes

Assistant Director

Cast

Ed Parrott

Frank Cook

Denise Williams

June Cook

David Smith

Rev. Paul Latimer

Alison Trombley

Sarah Latimer

Rhiannon Daye

Tracey

Crew

Elizabeth Round

Stage Manager

Jo Key

Sound Effects & Music

Val Archer

Val Archer

Front of House

Beryl Linforth

Front of House

Estelle Shutkever

Front of House

Crew

Elizabeth Round

Stage Manager

Jo Key

Sound Effects & Music

Val Archer

Front of House

Beryl Linforth

Front of House

Estelle Shutkever

Front of House

Production Gallery

Reviews

Play Overview

"Frank Cook, having been taken ill with a rare complaint, has been booked into a private nursing home by his wife June for a week's respite. Whilst there, he encounters the Reverend Paul Latimer who is recovering from a heart transplant and whose odd behaviour is beginning to alarm his wife, Sarah.

The young, attractive Tracey might provide the answer. She is convinced that the vicar's new heart belonged to her recently deceased lover Melvin, a fairground "wall of death" rider. Could it be that Paul has taken on Melvin's personality traits as well as his heart? That would explain the swearing, the smoking, the drinking and the clandestine canoodling with Tracey in the rose garden. Then again, perhaps he's just suffering from the side effects of his medication? Frank, ever the cantankerous sceptic, is delighted by the vicar's fall from grace, while June does her best to rein in his detective work."

Side Effects is a hilarious comedy for two men and three women from the Bafta-winning creator of Rising Damp. The play was first presented on 28th September 2011 by The Robin Hood Theatre Company On Tour at Farndon Memorial Hall. The cast was Jonty Redgrave, Sally Williams, Nick Timms, Rebecca Smith and Lindsay Follen. Directed by Dawn Bond.


What's On

Wythall Theatre Company are staging the top comedy Side Effects by the BAFTA-winning creator of Rising Damp, Eric Chappell. Set in the intimate Palace Studio, the story tells of Frank Cook, who, having ben taken ill with a rare complaint, has been booked into a private nursing home by his wife June for a week's respite. Whilst there, he encounters the Reverend Paul Latimer who is recovering from a heart transplant an whose odd behaviour is beginning to alarm his wife, Sarah. The young, attractive Tracey might provide the answer... She is convinced that the vicar's new heart belonged to her recently deceased lover Melvin, a fairground wall of death rider. Could it be that Paul has taken on Melvin's personality traits as well as his heart? That would explain the swearing, the smoking, the drinking and the clandestine canoodling with Tracey in the rose garden... not th usual traits associated with being a man of the cloth. Then again, perhaps he's suffering from the side effects of his medication? The show runs from Thursday, April 4 to Saturday April 6 and promises to be a real hoot. Tickets are from the box office in person or on 012527 65203 or by online at www.redditchpalace theatre.co.uk

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