Rookery Nook

A farce by Ben Travers
Thursday 16 November 1967 - Saturday 18 November 1967
The Little Theatre, Old Royal Marines Camp, Butts Close, Faringdon
Directed by Edwin Preece

Gerald rents Rookery Nook where his wife, Clara, will join him later. He is agreeably surprised by a pretty stranger called Rhoda who comes running to him for protection against her irascible German stepfather. Gerald allows her to stay in one of the bedrooms but as she is clad only in pyjamas, it is vital to conceal her presence from nosy neighbours. Rhoda gets herself some clothes just in time before Clara arrives but Gerald has some difficulty in convincing Clara of his innocence.

The action of the play takes place in the lounge hall of Rookery Nook, Chumpton-on-Sea. It begins on a night in summer in the ‘thirties.

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Cast (in order of appearance):

Gertrude Twine - Eileen Heath
Mrs Leverett - Kathleen Hill
Harold Twine - George Young
Clive Popkiss - Sam Heath
Gerald Popkiss - Norman Pickles
Rhoda Marley - Penny Duringer
Putz - David Wagstaff
Admiral Juddy - Ted Preece
Poppy Dickey - Carol Thomas
Clara Popkiss - Deirdre van Tinteren
Mrs Possett - Evelyn Stoodley

Production No.52 (3 shows were performed over 3 days).