FDS - Enchanted April poster

Enchanted April

A romantic comedy by Matthew Barber
Wednesday 15 May 2024 - Saturday 18 May 2024
Buscot Park Theatre, Lechlade Road, Buscot SN7 8BU
Directed by Carolyn Taylor

Performances start 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets: £12. No concessions. +5% booking fee.
Includes a free programme, which you may also download below when available.
Tickets are available from our Online Box Office (OPEN NOW - tickets may NOT be available here some hours before a performance).
Buscot Park is open to theatre-goers from 6:30pm, picnics welcome.

Based on the well known novel by Elizabeth von Arnim, Enchanted April takes you on a magical, theatrical holiday. “To those who appreciate wisteria and sunshine. Small castle on the Mediterranean, Northern Italy, to be let for the month of April. Cook, gardens, ocean view.”

When two proper London housewives see this advertisement in The Times, their own bleak marriages and dreary wet England in 1922, recovering from the First World War and an influenza pandemic, seem even more unbearable than usual. They decide to rent the castle and recruit two other very different English women to share the cost and the experience. During their enchanted month in Italy, the ladies fall under the spell of their idyllic, sun-drenched surroundings. Amid the wisteria blossoms they rediscover laughter, learn new truths about themselves and find just the romance they need, although not perhaps the romance we – or they – expect to find.

Cast (in order of appearance):

Lotty - Bex Hutchings
Rose - Amanda Linstead
Mellersh - Duncan Sinclair
Frederick - Mike Fraser
Lady Caroline - Lu Waywell
Wilding - Jonny Waywell
Mrs Graves - Debbie Lock
Costanza - Sue Ashforth Smith

Production No.206 (4 shows will be performed over 4 days)