Thurlow Playhouse is in the running for an Arts Council Grant, and do they need it! The Chairman of the Board of Trustees – one Clarence Mason – perpetually squanders the Theatre Trust’s money by hosting lavish parties, insisting on real horses for his wife’s amateur productions, sacking the entire backstage staff on a whim and generally bullying everyone who attempts to oppose him – his wife in particular. Unfortunately he goes too far when he tries his domineering antics on Ms Murdstone – the Arts Council representative. However, fortified by the demon drink, his wife Doretta comes out with a few home truths, assisted by the chief usherette, Rita, and order is restored and everything ends happily. A day in the life of a regional theatre may not be strictly accurate, but it is enormous farcical fun.
- Sarat Broughton as Val Marshall
- Mark Edgar as Alec Partridge
- Ros Greenwood as Lulu Lynchpin
- Lynda Newton as Doreta Mason
- Hugh Everett as Murphpy
- Beverley Stuart-Cole as Rita
- Val Watkinson as Ms Murdstone
- Steve Williamson as Clarence Mason
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