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Lend Me a Tenor

A farce by Ken Ludwig
Friday 28 September 2007 - Saturday 29 September 2007
Faringdon Junior School, 26 Gloucester Street, Faringdon SN7 7HY
Directed by Darka Makarec & James Reid (GLT)
Producer: Gary Field (FDS)

Performances start 7:30 pm. Doors open 30 minutes earlier.
Tickets: £7. Concessions £5. Tickets were available from The Nut Tree, 2 Cornmarket, Faringdon.

Performed in conjunction with Garrison Little Theatre of Fort Erie, Canada


Lend Me a Tenor contains all the elements of simple, basic comedy, with lots of slapstick, misunderstanding and mistaken identities.

The play was originally set in 1934 but has been brought up to date for this production.

The farce revolves around renowned tenor Tito Merelli, known to his fans as “Il Stupendo,” who is scheduled to sing the lead in Otello, produced as a gala fundraiser for the Cleveland Opera Company. Unfortunately, even before the star leaves his hotel room, everything begins to unravel.

More info? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lend_Me_a_Tenor

Cast (in order of appearance):

Maggie – Valerie Winslow
Max – Vince Marinaccio
Saunders – Derek Joynes
Maria Morelli – Maxine Simons
Tito Morelli – Chuck Jagiello
Bellhop – Brian Honey
Diana – Joyce Stark
Julia – Pat Joynes

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Photographs by Joan Lee

Production No.156 (2 shows were performed over 2 days)