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CELEBRATION

Written By: Keith Waterhouse & Willis Hall
Directed By: Patsy Thomas 

Season runs 13 - 28 September 2019

 

CELEBRATION is a wonderful comedy from the ever witty pens of Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall. One family with two events and, as the saying goes, “Weddings and funerals, nothing like them for bringing out the best and worst in people”. Set in the early 1960s, this lovely play introduces us to a very Northern family. The first act sees the family making wedding preparations and the second act is set six months later with the family returning from the funeral of their Uncle Arthur, whose mistress, much disparaged and ignored by the family, turns up. A very entertaining observation of “the family”.
 
Cast

Christine Lucas (The Bride) - 23 to 25 - ‘an ordinary pleasant girl’

Rhoda Lucas (Bride’s mother) – Middle aged, pleasant but strong willed woman

Edgar Lucas (Bride’s father) – Middle-aged, balding and of a rather retiring nature

Jack Lucas (Bride’s brother) – 25 to 30 – single, bombastic nature

Irene Howes (Bride’s cousin) –19 to 20 – a plain, slow girl with an obviously low I.Q.

Lilian Howes (Bride’s Aunt) – Irene’s mother – middle aged, a small, thin-lipped woman

Frank Broadbent (Bride’s Uncle) – In his mid-forties. The most prosperous member of the family and very conscious of this fact.

Arthur Broadbent (Bride’s Great-Uncle) – About sixty to seventy – he is more or less permanently, though not too obviously, drunk

Stan Dyson (Irene’s Fiancé) – Nineteen – an aggressive, wiry young man.

Bernard Fuller (The Groom) – 25 – an ordinary, pleasant young man lacking in personality.

Edna Fuller (Groom’s Mother) – A wisp of a woman, perpetually concerned about her health, who continually scratches the backs of her hands.

Alice Fuller (Groom’s Aunt) – Small “plumb” unfit middle-aged woman 

Lionel Fuller (Groom’s cousin) – Mid-twenties, polite and, in this company, almost unctuous. A high-pitched voice.

Margo Fuller (Groom’s cousin’s wife) – In her early twenties. A cheerful “tart” who shuffles about in old slippers.

May Beckett – in her fifties. A blowsy, badly made-up woman.

Sgt. Major Tommy Lodge – in his mid to late forties. A small and sprightly man who makes more use of the army than the army makes of him


Performances: 
Performances at Stirling Community Theatre
Saturdays: 13, 14, 20, 21, 27 and 28 September at 8pm
Sundays:  15 & 22 September at 4pm.

Venue:
Stirling Community Theatre, Avenue Road, Stirling