This play by Alan Bennett is offered by the Elmwood Players, and current lack of nearby theatres and movies meant I was tempted to the Saturday matinee. Getting to the auditorium was a challenge as earthquake-related roadworks completely block Aikmans Road at present.
Arriving early I was the only person waiting while people scurried and chatted backstage. Eventually there was an audience of about fifty in a theatre that can seat 145. I’d never seen the play before, but Google provided a synopsis. The script had many clever moments and I loved the rhyming couplets. The cast gave a competent performance with good timing, on a bare set.
“This lively farce was worth the trip.
It went along with quite a zip.”