Thursday 23 - Saturday 25 April 2015
at the Digby Hall Sherborne, 7.30 pm
Tonight at 8.30
by Noel Coward
Three one-act plays from this ten play cycle
Hands Across the Sea
Piggie, an avid traveller and socialite, is constantly entertaining people -- she never rests, which soon becomes
confusing and, perhaps, chaotic. A phone continues to ring as the room begins to fill up with more and more
guests, forcing Piggie to attend to both the people in her home and the people on the phone. The comedy lies in
the chaos and Piggie's inability to recall who is who.
This play depicts the love affair of Alec and Laura across a twelve-month period. The sadness of Alec and
Laura's serious and secretive affair is contrasted throughout the play with the boisterous, uncomplicated
relationship of Myrtle and Albert, two of the station staff.
A lovingly cynical tribute to the music hall, this play features a performing couple whose onstage
choreography and off-stage marriage leave something to be desired.
Lily and George are still doing the same venerable routine of lamely comic songs and hackneyed patter that
George's parents were doing before them, and as they change out of their sailor costumes after a disastrous
performance, they snap and scrap in a comic but sympathetic picture of variety show life.