Production 189 Neighbourhood Watch

Neighbourhood&Watch

By Alan Ayckbourn

Performed on Wed 27th to Sat 30th May 2015 at the Astor Community Theatre

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Cast

The Cast

Martin Massie David Carter
Hilda Massie Debbie Pinfold
Luther Bradley Brett Linsdell
Magda Bradley Sarah Holman
Gareth Janner Mike Flynn
Amy Janner Hollie Appleton
Rod Trusser Jon Mabbs
Dorothy Doggett Claire Middleton
Ethan Dudgeon Ted Bain-Smith

The Gallery

The Gallery

Previews/Reviews

Previews/Reviews

Neighbourhood Watch


Brother and sister Martin and Hilda Massie have moved to the Bluebell Hill development where they hope to enjoy a quiet, Christian existence. Just as they are preparing for a housewarming gathering, their peace is shattered by a young trespasser in their garden. Neighbours congregate, and together they agree to form a neighbourhood watch group to safeguard against crime. But after the Massies' beloved garden gnome Monty is thrown through their window, matters swiftly escalate, complicated by Martin's burgeoning romance with Amy, wife of Gareth, rather too soon after her affair with Luther, husband of Magda... What begins as a well-intentioned scheme for a safer community ends in violence and acrimony. Neighbourhood Watch was first performed at the Stephen Joseph Theatre, Scarborough, in September 2011.

"this timely and provocative play rivets attention throughout. There are some blissful comic moments and even that staple of Ayckbourn's dramatic world, an ornamental garden gnome, has a crucial part to play." Charles Spencer, Telegraph

"This superbly acted, painfully funny and truthful play shows Ayckbourn in no danger of slowing down or having his age yet catch up with the number of plays he has written." Mark Shenton, The Stage

 

Local Press

Astor preview including Neighbourhood Watch Mecury People for Jon Mabbs (Rod Trusser)

Double page spread in the East Kent Mercury

 


 

Review in East Kent Mercury By Richard Sirot

 

Production Team

Production Team

Director Duncan Currie
Producer Debbie Pinfold
Set Design Gareth Winters
Set Build/Construction Kevan Allaway, Mike Pinfold & Gareth Winters
Props Duncan Currie & Gareth Winters
Prompt Shirley Linsdell
Backstage Duncan Currie
Lighting/Sound The Astor Tech Team
Costumes Duncan Currie & Debbie Pinfold
Publicity Manager Ken Green
Publicity Team Duncan Currie, Eve Beach & David Carter
Photography Gareth Winters
Filming Mike Pinfold
Posters/Programme Design Debbie Pinfold
Front of House Duncan Currie, James Peacock, Erin Pinfold & Kai Handley