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TITLE: Role Play  PLAYWRIGHT: Alan Ayckbourn PERFORMANCE DATES: 17th-19th November 2011  DIRECTOR: Sadie Ashton 


Julie-Ann Jobson Nicki Clay Justin Lazenby Graeme Parker Paige Petite MacKenzie Crompton Mickey Rale David Lane Derek Jobson Brian Rowland Dee Jobson Pat Davison Arabella Lazenby Barbara Miller The Hand Keith Old Click HERE for full Cast and Crew details 


In a Docklands apartment, Justin and Julie-Ann are preparing a dinner, while a storm  rages outside. They have invited Justin’s mother Arabella and her current foreign  lothario to meet Julie-Ann’s parents, Derek and Dee, for the first time. Justin and Julie-  Ann are intent on getting married although there are already a few cracks in the  relationship, not least Julie-Ann’s humour bypass.  Justin is also discovering how tightly strung his fiancée is when a fork is lost and she  makes the ‘suggestion’ the pair abstain from sex until after the marriage. To make  matters worse, Justin is receiving calls from his increasingly drunk and incoherent  mother. Julie-Ann leaves to search for a new fork and Justin is left alone. Until a girl falls onto  his balcony. Justin pulls in the dishevelled and bruised blonde and discovers she is  Paige Petite, trying to escape her boyfriend Rudy’s bodyguard and has dropped in from  the flat above. Despite knowing the potential for disaster, he promises to help her and  dresses her in Julie-Ann’s best dress. By the time, Julie-Ann returns, Justin and Paige  have been joined by the bodyguard Micky, who is obviously torn between his loyalties  to his boss and Paige’s blackmail tactics. Julie-Ann is horrified that Paige is wearing  her best dress and that the pair won’t leave. With the help of Micky’s pistol, Julie-Ann is  instructed to find a new dress from the flat upstairs.  Derek and Dee arrive from Doncaster, where they are big in garden centres. They are  somewhat shocked to see Julie-Ann in a revealing dress and are further shocked when  Arabella arrives drunk and alone. She immediately mistakes Paige for Justin’s fiancée  and describes Julie-Ann as a ‘dog’. Arabella collapses as Julie-Ann leaves screaming  and Justin offers soup.  Dinner has apparently gone reasonably well and an incredibly politically incorrect Derek  is discussing with Justin his prospects in the garden centre business; Justin’s alarm  bells now sounding particularly loudly when he also sees a vision of the future when  Julie-Ann and Dee are together. Meanwhile, Micky and Paige are increasingly in  stalemate about what to do when Ruby returns. Derek and Dee are extremely  unimpressed by the pair and are further mortified when Paige demonstrates a dance for  Justin; they believe she’s a ballet dancer - she’s not and performs a lap dance. Pushed  to breaking-point, Julie-Ann attacks Paige. As they are separated, Julie-Ann offers to  forgive Justin; he is silent.  Micky, aware that he is probably going to be hurt as much as Page when Ruby returns  and having impressed Arabella, agrees to do a runner and to take Arabella back to her  country home. Julie-Ann, Derek and Dee are together in her bedroom and Justin is  alone with Paige trying to make some hard-decisions. Paige asks him for some cash to  help her get away and he gives her both money and his coat. As she leaves, he asks  rather desperately for her to let him go with her. Reluctantly she agrees and they  escape the flat. A doorbell rings followed by a violent hammering. Derek, Dee and Julie-  Ann go to answer, as the door opens, Derek manages a cry of alarm at the unseen  visitor 



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