Maskers' Studio Theatreon
Monday 24th to Saturday 29th October 2005
It has been said of Ayckbourn that the more farcical his work is, the more clearly one hears the authentic sound of human desperation.
John Mortimer states that farce is tragedy at 100mph – in which case, leave your logic outside, suspend belief and for a couple of hours sit back and just be entertained.
The extremes people will go to to get their hands on a fortune …
In the best tradition of farce the fast action and deliciously dotty dialogue make this a Masker’s production to have you laughing all night!!
From The Maskers September newsletter
written by Adam Taussik & Sarah Roach:
Maskers were reeling tonight after the cast of Tons of Money were trapped in the studio after a car was set alight, right outside the front door! The nine intrepid thespians were just packing up after another successful rehearsal, when Ken Hann looked out of the window and said in his usual laconic manner ‘There’s a car on fire.’ Naturally everyone thought this a nice little wind up, and it was treated with the usual scepticism at first, but after looking out of the window, the group concluded that indeed there was a car on fire.
Flames leapt into the Shirley night, as level headed Ken called Hampshire Fire and Rescue, and the Man from the Garage (whose car it was – temporarily). The cast were trapped for 45 minutes, and could no nothing but admire the strapping fire fighters and their shiny helmets. Said Sarah Roach: “I do like a man in uniform,” and the size of their hose was the subject of much debate!
As the artistes watched the burning Ford Fiesta, our sensible chairman – allegedly enacting emergency rules - got the bar open, and treated the shocked crowd to a medicinal glassful. Finally, after the hoses had gushed their last, and the ladies had gushed even louder, the City’s finest subdued the blaze to rapturous applause.
|Sprules||Philip de Grouchy|
|Miss Mullett||Sarah Roach|
|Theatre goer 1||Alan Watson|
|Theatre goer 2||Jo Iacovou|
|For the Maskers|
|Production Manager||Ken Hann|
|Stage Manager||Kathryn Salmon|
|Set Design||Graham Buchanan|
|Set Constructiont||Graham Buchanan, David Jupp, Roger Lockett|
|Wardrobe||Sheana Carrington, Emma Carrington|
|Properties||Gill Buchanan, Ella Lockett, Helen Officer|
|ASM's||Sarah Russell, Cat Andrews, Rachael Courage|
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