1988 - Progressive Players Gateshead - All The Plays

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1980 - 1989

PP 634

Play 533

LT 495

18 - 23 January 1988
Educating Rita
Willy Russell
A jaded English Literature tutor accepts a brash young hairdresser onto his Open University course, and each helps the other to learn to believe in themselves again.
Comedy.

PP 635

Play 534

LT 496

15 - 20 February 1988
Busman's Honeymoon
Dorothy L Sayers & Muriel St Clare Byrne
An English lord buys a farmhouse for himself and his new wife, and is soon investigating the murder of its previous owner.
Thriller.

PP 636

Play 535

LT 497

21 - 26 March 1988
84 Charing Cross Road
James Roose-Evans
A struggling young writer in New York orders a book from a dealer in London, and their subsequent ongoing correspondence forms the basis of a friendship lasting almost twenty years.
Drama.
Adapted from the autobiography "84 Charing Cross Road" by Helene Hanff.

PP 637

LT 498

25 - 30 April 1988
Lord Arthur Savile's Crime
Constance Cox
Warned by a fortune teller that he will commit murder, an aristocrat decides it would be best to fulfill the prophecy before he marries.
(Previously produced in 1973)
Comedy.
Adapted from the short story "Lord Arthur Savile's Crime" by Oscar Wilde.

PP 638

Play 536

LT 499

6 - 11 June 1988
Close The Coalhouse Door
Alan Plater, lyrics by Alex Glasgow
A North East family gathers to celebrate a golden wedding, and recalls the history of the British coalminers Trade Union movement.
Drama.
Adapted from stories written by Sid Chaplin.

PP 639

Play 537

LT 500

11 - 16 July 1988
Arsenic And Old Lace
Joseph Kesselring
A theatre-hating critic lives in New York with murderous aunts, an uncle who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt, and a brother who looks like Boris Karloff.
Comedy-Thriller.

PP 640

LT 501

5 - 10 September 1988
Wind In The Branches Of The Sassafras
Rene de Obaldia
In early 19th Century Kentucky, a pioneer family finds itself surrounded by massed Red Indian tribe warriors.
(Previously produced in 1976)
Comedy.
Translated by Joseph Foster from the play "Du Vent Dans Les Branches De Sassafras".

PP 641

LT 502

3 - 8 October 1988
Dangerous Corner
John Boynton Priestley
In 1932, a cosy evening between friends is shattered by the production of a music-box, which sparks life-changing revelations.
(Previously produced in 1966)
Drama.

PP 642

LT 503

7 - 12 November 1988
The Servant Of Two Masters
David Turner & Paul Lapworth
In 18th Century Venice, a servant lands two jobs at once. But one 'master' is a woman in disguise looking for her lover, who is master number two.
(Previously produced in 1970)
Comedy.
Translated and adapted from the play "Arlecchino Servitore Di Due Padroni" by Carlo Goldoni.

PP 643

Play 538

LT 504

12 - 17 December 1988
Deadly Nightcap
Francis Durbridge
After disposing of his brother-in-law, a greedy husband enlists his girlfriend's help to kill his wife, but his plan backfires.
Thriller.

 
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