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TITLE: A Respectable Funeral / Last Tango in Escrick PLAYWRIGHT: Jimmie Chinn (ARF) / David Tristram (LTIE)  PERFORMANCE DATES: 19th - 21st May 2016  DIRECTORS: Linda Baillie (ARF) / Andrew Faulkes (LTIE) 

A RESPECTABLE FUNERAL CAST

Evadne Nicki Clay Greta Pam Newsholme Joyce Jill Pearson Charlie Nick Leaf LAST TANGO IN ESCRICK CAST Gordon Graeme Parker Margaret Linda Baillie Joyce Karen McLeod Bernard David Lane Click HERE for full Cast and Crew details Click HERE for production programme 

SYNOPSIS - A RESPECTABLE FUNERAL

Evadne, Joyce and Greta, three middle-aged sisters, are gathered at the house of their  deceased mother, following the funeral.   Surprisingly, Charlie, their brother, who had looked after their mother after she was  widowed, has failed to turn up.   As the sisters talk and gossip, it becomes apparent that their late mother was no saint,  being neither a faithful wife nor a loving parent.   All the women have plans for the money that they will inherit when their mother's house  will be sold; but then suddenly, Charlie arrives - with a request that will put pay to all  their dreams......

SYNOPSIS - LAST TANGO IN ESCRICK

Membership of the local amateur drama society has dwindled to four. Time for dramatic  action. There's only one thing that sells tickets these days - sex. But how will the locals react to the promise of a sizzling sex comedy? All is revealed in  this fast-paced comedy of an Am-Dram in trouble. 

A RESPECTABLE FUNERAL / LAST TANGO IN ESCRICK

CHAIR’S PRODUCTION NOTES

Welcome to our ‘two for one’ play offering!  It's that time of year again and I am delighted to introduce our latest 'value for money'  entertainment!  You may or may not have noticed that our planned production of The Importance of  Being Earnest will now be performed in November. A little local play known as York  Mystery Plays nobbled some of our cast; we did fleetingly discuss having an all-female  ensemble...we thought better of it!   We will now be presenting two one-act plays: A Respectable Funeral (a play with some  funny bits) and Last Tango in Escrick (a comedy with absolutely no serious bits). We  hope you enjoy a few drinks at the start, middle and end of the evening too.  On a sadder note, the society would like to pay tribute to our very dear friend Frank  Atkinson who sadly passed away earlier this year. We have included some of our  memories in a page dedicated to Frank which I hope brings a smile to your face, as it  did ours. In addition, those of you who knew Frank will remember his Olivier Award winning  performances when drawing our raffle! The society have decided to honour him by way  of a lasting memorial. Our raffle will now be known as The Frank Atkinson Raffle - we  do so with the kind blessing of Frank’s family. I would also like to take this opportunity to extend a very warm welcome to our newest  member Karen McLeod.  And finally, thank you to our audience and sponsors for your continued support and  patronage. It is, as always, greatly appreciated.  I hope you enjoy our plays!  Nicki Clay

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