The Graduate, adapted by Terry Johnson

based on the novel by Charles Webb and the motion picture screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry

Saturday 15th and Tuesday 18th - Saturday 22nd September at 7.45pm.

Matinee Performance Sunday 16th September at 2.30pm.

 

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Rehearsals are going really well with just a week to go!

In all we have five new members in our cast.  Matthew Davis (who also appeared in Sense & Sensibility earlier this season) plays the young and confused Benjamin Braddock.  BridgetAnn Lawrence is channelling her inner cougar playing Mrs Robinson.  Lucy Knight plays her innocent and unwordly daughter Elaine Robinson.  Peter Ingeldew plays Mr Braddock, Benjamin’s forecful father and Thaisa Money plays two roles as the Clerk and the Psychiatrist.  

Alongside the ‘newbies’ we have ‘not-so-newbies’ Patti Griffiths playing Benjamin’s mother – the excitable and confused Mrs Braddock.  Mike Skinner plays the cuckolded Mr Robinson, Mandy-Jane Jackson has a brilliant cameo as the Stripper (all very tasteful of course!) and Dug Godfrey playing the Priest and Man in a Bar (no comment – ed!).

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I’ve been very fortunate to have the skills of the brilliant Michael James who has created some interesting music for our resident "tassel dancer" and we have yet another great set courtesy of Steven Adams and Tom Williams. In addition, the whole production has been brilliantly costumed by Glenys Stuart who has clad the whole cast in suitably sixties costumes.

The Graduate was obviously made famous (or infamous) because of the film starring Dustin Hoffman and Anne Bancroft.  The stage version is a very funny play with lots of laughs (and just a tiny bit of nudity!).

All in all, this should be a good night’s entertainment and I look forward to seeing you all there!

Ann Atkins
Director

The Graduate opens on Saturday 15th September with an evening performance at 7.45pm.  There is a matinee performance (2.30pm) on Sunday 16th September and then evening performances (7.45pm) from Tuesday 18th– Saturday 22ndSeptember (please note there is no performance on Monday 17th September).

Tickets available in the usual ways, online by clicking here or by calling 0844 888 0432.