See How They Run

A farce by Philip King
6-9th April 1954
The Little Theatre, Old Royal Marines Camp, Butts Road, Faringdon
Directed by Peter Lilley

The action of the play takes place in the hall at the vicarage, Merton-cum-Middlewick. The Rev. Lionel Toop’s wife, Penelope, is an ex-actress. While Lionel is away Clive, an actor, calls. He invites Penelope to dine in town which is out of bounds to servicemen. He dresses in Lionel’s blacks. Miss Skillon, a parishioner, sees the couple repeating one of their theatrical scenes and draws the wrong conclusion. Matters become highly complicated when Lionel arrives, followed by the Bishop of Lax and a German POW disguised as a vicar!

See the programme for further details, it cost thrupence 3d (just over 1p in today’s money).

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