20th, 21st, 22nd, 23rd July 2016 at 7.30pm
at the Lion Theatre
The Company is proud to present an evening of one act plays from the collection Tonight at 8.30 by Noël Coward: Still Life, directed by Dominic Hinkins, and Hands Across the Sea, directed by Gail Hinkins.
Adapted for the screen in 1945 as the critically acclaimed classic Brief Encounter, Coward’s Still Life tells the story of Alec and Laura, two perfectly ordinary people who meet by chance in the refreshment room of a provincial railway station. Almost without realising it, they fall in love, but – being English – they do nothing about it. Dramatic and full of almost unbearable tension, this play will have audiences on the edge of their seats and bring a tear to every eye.
Hands Across the Sea is a fun, fast-paced and farcical comedy, as unexpected guests and endless telephone calls invade the swanky London flat of Commander Peter Gilpin, RN, and his wife ‘Piggy’. Full of confusion – and some of Sir Noël’s best writing – this energetic play will make an excellent antidote to the tension of the first act and send audiences home on a high-note.
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.