Rookery Nook

A farce by Ben Travers
Thursday 25 March 1982 - Saturday 27 March 1982
Faringdon Community Theatre, The Pump House, 5 Market Place, Faringdon
Directed by Evelyn Stoodley

Tickets were available from White Bros (hairdressers), 7 Cornmarket, Faringdon.

Rookery Nook 1982 PhotoGerald 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.

Cast (in order of appearance):

Gertrude Twine - Deirdre Hamley
Mrs Leverett - Mildred Carter
Harold Twine - George Young
Clive Popkiss - Nigel Murrin
Gerald Popkiss - David Keeling
Rhoda Marley - Gail Mander
Putz - Mike Durham
Admiral Juddy - Mike Page
Poppy Dickey - Pat Saddleton
Clara Popkiss - Irene Barron
Mrs Possett - Evelyn Stoodley

See programme for further details.

Production No.76 (3 shows were performed over 3 days)