Comic Potential - Emma - and a 2018 preview
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Alan Ayckbourn takes the Pygmalion myth on a wild and comic
ride into a future where television soaps are performed
by robot actors (actoids). On the way, he explores what makes us human as opposed to purely logical machines.
His answers are, triumphantly and riotously , Comedy and Love, as a robot actress discovers a weakness
for both and learns how to stand on her own two feet through the love of a good man and the power of the well-aimed custard pie.
As “Westworld” collides with “My
Fair Lady”, this is a highly entertaining
celebration of romance
and a master-class in comedy from the funniest playwright in the business, as well as proving that Love means never having to say you’re Android.
“A funny, fascinating, surprisingly moving inquiry into what it means to be human… an evening of pure pleasure” - The Daily Telegraph.
“An astute, big-hearted play that, even as it makes us laugh, asks why we do so.” - Financial Times
|JCF 3133 Jacie Triplethree||Alex Ciupka|
|Adam Trainsmith||Alex Baines|
|Chandler (Chance) Tate||Colin Lawrence|
|Carla Pepperbloom||Mandi Cattell|
|Prim Spring||Sarah Middle|
|Trudi Floote / Woman in Restaurant / Woman in Shop||Helen Holgate|
|Young Man / Farmer / Waiter 1 / Turkey||Tim Kelby|
|Marmion / Desk Clerk / Waiter 2||Mike Milne|
|Doctor / Lester Trainsmith / Man in Shop / Man in Restaurant||Nick Warburton|
|Mother / Farmer's Wife / Sales Assistant / Prostitute||Izzy Rees|
|Assistant Director & ASM Script||Joyce Fenton|
|Master Carpenter||Martin Avery|
|Set Construction||The Lolworth Team|
|Stage Manager||Rachel Chapman|
|Deputy Stage Manager||Kitty Foster|
|Lighting Design||Dominic Plunkett|
|Music, Film & Sound Design||Barney Brown|
|Costume Design||Dress Circle Costumiers|
|Costume Supervisor||Rachel Torrens|
|ASM Properties||Kate Crofts|
|Hair & Make Up Supervision||Hannah Curtis|
|Front-of-House Arrangements||Rosemary Eason|
Further information from: firstname.lastname@example.org
in association with Combined Actors
Venue & Dates Confirmed -
ADC Theatre 5 to 9 December 2017
at 7.45 p.m. nightly - Saturday Matinee 2.30 p.m.
A highly theatrical adaptation of one of Jane Austen's
Pledging never to marry, the mischievous Emma Woodhouse is nevertheless the "matchmaker of Highbury."
Her newest project, Harriet Smith, has already received a proposal, but Emma insists she
marry the eligible vicar Mr Elton, while, an older family friend, Mr Knightly, warns her to give up matchmaking.
When Emma discovers Mr Elton is more interested in her, she is forced to fend him off
and find another suitor for Harriet. Highbury welcomes two new guests, a mysterious Jane Fairfax and the
charming Frank Churchill, and Emma finds herself falling just a little in love with him .....
|Emma Woodhouse||Kathryn Cussons|
|Mr Woodhouse, Emma's father||Peter Simmons|
|Mr Knightley||James Inman|
|Harriet Smith||Rebecca Hargrave|
|Robert Martin||Andy Dunne|
|Mr Weston||David Foyle|
|Mrs Weston||Helen Leedham|
|Frank Churchill||Will Gould|
|Miss Bates||Tracy James|
|Jane Fairfax||Sara Popa|
|Mr Elton||Jonathan Totman|
|Mrs Elton||Roz Fearon|
|Ensemble||To Be Announced|
|ASM Properties||Kate Crofts|
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