Half-term Fun and Den Building
Barrington Court Barrington, Ilminster TA19 0NQ
This February half term we've plenty to interest all the family, including den building and outdoor activities with our ranger team. Learn new skills and use your imagination to create the perfect den - and bring your sandwiches and a flask if you like, and sit back to enjoy your handiwork! Wear something warm if you're den building; bring a coat and put on your wellies, as it could be a bit muddy! This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue Event Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/barrington-court
10.30am to 4pm
Three One Act Plays
Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster
We are thrilled to have three new directors for this venture and do hope that you will support them by coming on Monday. The three plays are as follows:
Andrew Carson has chosen to direct:
Thank You for Protesting
by Paul Adam Levy.
A high-tempo comedy on the subject of a citizen’s right to protest, full of satire and quick-fire dialogue.
When a local government worker is tasked with replacing “a thing” on a street with another “thing”, a nearby resident takes it upon herself to put a stop to it in a civilised, law-abiding and dignified manner. When a younger, more eager protester steps in with a more direct approach, all three are caught up in a farce of protesting rights and housing policy when the worker’s boss shows up and starts flexing her administrative might.
Resident - a middle aged woman, ‘Daily Mail’ reader, likes the idea of the ‘big society’, but isn’t quite sure what it means, avid member of the neighbourhood watch
Worker - a young man, not too interested in his work, but respectful towards authority
Protester – a young woman, new-age hippy type, doesn’t respect the establishment or anyone who disagrees with her ideals
Boss – a middle aged woman, a cut-throat clipboard-wielder with a smile
Michael Wills has chosen to direct:
The Death of Sherlock Holmes
by Richard James
Holmes and Watson must act fast to prevent the theft of a famous diamond and safeguard the economy of the Austrian Empire. But does Holmes mean to get shot by Watson? Will the Great Detective survive?
There are two characters:
Holmes and Watson
Our third offering is to be directed by Richard Tingley:
A Resounding Tinkle
by N F Simpson
It would be wrong to say nothing surprises the Paradocks, Bro and Middie. It's just that they take in their stride the things that would surprise us. The elephant in their garden, for instance, has actually been ordered, but this year the shop has made a mistake and sent the wrong size. The arrival of Uncle Ted does cause Middie to raise her eyebrows momentarily, for he has become bored with being a he and is now an elegantly dressed young woman. Their social habits are different from ours and their talk satirizes the life of suburbia, and in the intervals, turns a mildly disconcerting eye on all of us.
One male and two female
Horton Village Hall
Purple Fields Charity Quiz - make up a table of 4 - 6 people or just turn up and we'll fix you up with a table for our wildy entertaining quiz. There will be a raffle with magnificent prizes and a Bar. For information on PFP go to http://www.purplefieldproductions.org/
Pay at the door - £4 per person
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