Production 189 Neighbourhood Watch
Neighbourhood Watch is a black comedy written by Alan Ayckbourn.
To be performed on Wed 27th May to Sat 30th May 2015 at The Astor Community Theatre, Deal.After successful auditions, which were held on December 8th and 11th 2014, the show is now cast and rehearsals will start on Thu Jan 8th 2015.
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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
The Annual General Meeting will be at 7 pm on Thursday 22nd January 2015 at St Andrew's Church Hall.
All Guild Players members are invited