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The Phoenix Players presents

'Enchanted April'

by Matthew Barber, from the novel by Elizabeth von Arnim.
Directed by Sally Lovejoy

Charmed by a beguiling advertisement and tired of a rainy London winter on top of their domestic problems, Lottie persuades Rose to get away from it all - and their husbands - by renting San Salvatore, a villa in Italy, for the month of April. They reluctantly recruit two other ladies to share both the cost and experience.

At San Salvatore, the sunshine and wisteria weave their magic, attitudes change, visitors arrive and new friendships, laughter, love and happiness return to change all their lives.

Set in the 1920s, this is a delightful, funny and heart-warming play. Don't miss it!

"As good as they come….a lush, thoroughly refreshing theatrical holiday. Escape has seldom seemed so sweet. A magical triumph" - Los Angeles Times

"A comical, restorative journey of discovery....from darkness to light, from inhibition to unrestrained joy. Beautiful and theatrically rewarding" - Variety

"Enchanted April is that rarity: a play where every single element falls perfectly into place....a show that leaves you positively glowing" - NYTheatre

"Hopeful and joyous...carries the wonderful message that anyone's life can be transformed for the better" - What's On Stage

" evening full of hope and joy....bellissimo!" - British Theatre Guide

"A beautfully crafted play with a poetically poignant script" - The Stage

2003 Tony Award Nominee for Best Play

Lotty Wilton Emily Roberts
Mellersh Wilton Steven King
Rose Arnott Clare Brown
Frederick Arnott Courtenay Merchant
Caroline Bramble Emma Hartup
Antony Wilding Nic Gratton
Mrs Graves Jean Belt
Costanza Sharon Cooney


Stage Manager Sandra Gilbert
Prompt Margaret Price
Props Anne Despres, Nigel Margetts & Stephanie Trinci
Sound Martin Lawrence
Lighting Alan Wrixon, Will Thomas
Box Office & Mailing list Daphne Breakspear
Front of House manager Dennis Breakspear
Ticket sales Pauline Eldridge
Set design team Sally Lovejoy, Nigel Margetts, Colin Wilkins & Dennis Breakspear


Wednesday 22 – Saturday 25 April 2015 at 7.30pm

The Arts Centre, Devizes Road, Swindon. SN1 4BJ.

Important: See Tickets below

Ticket Prices: £ 9.00 or £ 8.00 for concessions

Group Bookings: 1 ticket FREE for every 10 tickets booked.

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Wednesday 23rd to Saturday 26th September - Play to be announced...