Production 189 Neighbourhood Watch
To be performed at the Astor Community Theatre from Wed 27th to Sat 30th of May 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 7th January 2016 at St Andrew's Church Hall.
All Guild Players members are invited