Production 185 RolePlay

RolePlayBy Alan Ayckbourn

Performed on Wed 28th March to Sat 31st March 2012 at The Kilshawe Theatre

 

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The Cast

The Cast

Justin Lazenby David Carter
Julie-Ann Jobson Sarah Holman
Paige Petite Debbie Pinfold
Mickey Rale Mike Flynn
Derek Jobson Ken Green
Dee Jobson Libby Dix
Arabella Lazenby Louisa Jackson

Cast of RolePlay

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Previews/Reviews

Previews/Reviews

RolePlay

David Carter as Justin Lazenby, Debbie Pinfold as Paige Petite, Sarah Holman as Julie-Ann Jobson & Mike Flynn as Mickey Rale

Players hit their stride in Ayckbourn's comic classic

Another night of laughter and top class entertainment was put on by The Guild Players in their latest play RolePlay. The 7-member cast and proficient crew made the Alan Ayckbourn comedy their own, with hilarious gags, faux pas, and accurate characterisation to keep you laughing well after the curtain closed. Set on a rainy evening, the mismatched Justin Lazenby (Dave Carter) and Julie-Ann Jobson (Sarah Holman) are preparing to announce their engagement to the bride-to-be's snobby Yorkshire parents and Justin's hopelessly drunk mother. Despite their best efforts to keep the evening on course, nothing goes right for the couple, especially with the arrival of Cockney ex-pole dancer Paige Petite (Debbie Pinfold) and hard man Mickey Rale (Mike Flynn). The mixture of personalities in one small flat leads Justin to consider if marriage, and indeed Julie-Ann, are what he really wants. It takes high quality acting to pull off the Yorkshire and Cockney accents that five of the cast members had to grapple with, but pleasingly they all achieved it with ease. And just as hard, Justin's consistent state of harassment was believable and comic. The star of the show was Louisa Jackson who played Arabella Lazenby, Justin's mum. Expertly written by Ayckbourn and perfectly adapted by Jackson, she was the most convincing drunk I have ever seen on stage or TV, and was hilarious to boot with Arabella's refreshingly honest insults about the prim and proper Julie-Ann.

Beth Robson
Published in The East Kent Mercury April 12th 2012

Production Team

Production Team

Director Duncan Currie
Producer Sophie Chadwick
Lighting and Sound William Parker-Gorman & Mimi O'Halloran
Set Design Kevan Allaway
Set Construction Kevan Allaway & Mike Pinfold
Set Painting Dawn Allaway, Sophie Chadwick, Duncan Currie, Sarah Holman, Mike Flynn, Charlotte Martin, Debbie Pinfold, Erin Pinfold & Tim Wales
Set Artwork Rebecca Murphy
Props Faye Barnsley & Tim Wales
Prop Construction Patsy Grant
Prompt Aneta Baniak
Backstage Alex Currie
Make-up Artists Suzanna Forrister-Beer & Anna Forrister
Photography Gavin Hardy
Poster/Programme Design Debbie Pinfold
Printing Mike Pinfold
Front of House Manager Tim Wales
Front of House Barry Barnsley, Sophie Chadwick, Alex Currie, Patsy Grant, Charlotte Martin, Hannah Martin, James Peacock, Erin Pinfold, Mica Pinfold, Sue Watson & Linda Westbrook

Debbie Pinfold as Paige Petite & Louisa Jackson as Arabella Lazenby