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Spring Trio of One Act Plays

Thursday 25th - Saturday 27th April 2019

Ticket Prices – Adults £9; Seniors £8; Children £5.


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Box Office opens Monday 25th February 2019

Effie's Burning by Valerie Windsor

Effie, who has lived in mental institutions since the age of thirteen, has been admitted to hospital with severe burns. Treating her is Dr Ruth Kovacs, who finds in Effie's extraordinary story of injustice and official callousness the key to her own suppressed anger and power. Taut and powerful, tender and often funny, Effie's Burning is an emotional switchback of a play, with a searing anger at its heart.

Director

Lorraine Biddlecombe

Cast

Effie ... Marilyn Dunbar

Dr Novaks ... Lisa Dunbar


 
Ghost of a Chance by Brian J. Burton

When Mrs. Dean discovers that one of her ancestors is supposed to haunt an old deserted house, she arranges with the caretaker to spend thirty minutes in the house alone at night. As she watches in silence, dramatic events of two days in 1860 are re enacted by the former inhabitants of the house. She leaves, having found out the true reason for the reputed haunting-- or does she?

Director

Clare Britton

Cast

Mrs Terry ... Diana Mills
Mrs Dean ... Jennifer Prior
Mother ... Liz Finbow
Daughter ... Fiona Winchester
Hopkins ... Dave Collis


 
In By The Half by Jimmie Chinn

''In By The Half'' is yet another humorous yet immensely touching play from the pen of Jimmie Chinn. Madam, once a distinguished actress, lives in seclusion in a cottage in West London, looked after by her housekeeper and ex-dresser, Doris. Their peaceful routine includes regular visits from the doctor and the insipid Sylvia, who takes acting lessons from Madam. Life for these ladies has become a well-regulated, quiet experience. One day, however, a surprise visitor arrives - Ursula, Madam's estranged daughter, who is nursing a bitter secret. The initial acerbic comedy of the play gives way to the poignant drama of familial anguish -as Madam and Ursula are forced to confront several unhappy truths and to move towards some kind of understanding.

Director

Geoff Dodsworth

Cast

Madam ... Liz Strevens
Doris ... Sian Hayden
Doctor ... Sarah Phipps
Sylvia ... Kayleigh Fagence
Ursula ... Carrie Laythorpe


 

Forthcoming Productions:

They Came from Mars and Landed Outside the Farndale Avenue Church Hall in Time for the Townswomen's Coffee Morning

by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Junior

Thu 25th to Sat 27th July 2019


My Husband's Nuts

by Devon Williamson

24th to 26th October 2019


Atlantis, the panto

by Paul Reakes

17th to 26th January 2020

Past Productions:

A full list of all the Chameleon Theatre past productions is here

They are listed from the newest to the oldest productions.

A quick access to the decade of performances is below:

1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s, 2010s

Last saved: April, 2019