Many of the ‘more mature’ readers will remember this highly dramatic radio thriller from the late 1940’s. The tale of the daring hero ‘Dick Barton’ and his battle with the ‘horrible Hun’ was required nightly listening for 5 years. More recently, Phil Willmott took the original characters, added a modern twist and a lot of humour to produce a hilarious two hours of entertainment.
The cast of 15 presents all the stock characters of trusty sidekicks, Snowy White and Jock Anderson. There is also the beautiful German spy, Marta Heartburn and the villainous baron Scarheart plus the delightful Lady Laxington and sweet Daphne Fritters et al.
Not only do the cast master accents ranging from Cockney & Scottish to German & Norfolk, they also sing (in a fashion, it is the New Theatre Players after all!). You can marvel at the melodious renditions of ...
Everything Stops for Tea
bits from ‘The Mikado’
Mack the Knife
... to name but a few and listen carefully to the lyrics – you have been warned!
The set designers have manufactured some amazing pieces including a finale which takes place on Big Ben in the style of ‘The 39 Steps’.
Director, Priscilla Morris, had assembled a highly talented cast so don’t delay book your tickets today.
Tickets are available from the Concordia Theatre booking office: Saturday morning 10.00 – 12.00 noon and also from Harpers Newshound during the day - Telephone 01455 632 233 and by ringing Richard Cooper on 01455 613346