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The Phoenix Players will present Laying the Ghost - which had to be cancelled in May 2020 - and The Odd Couple next year in 2021.

Please watch this space for which production will be first for 2021. Many thanks for your patience and understanding.

Laying the Ghost by Simon Williams.

Directed by Sally Lovejoy.

Margot Buchanan is a witty ex-actress in a retirement home. She is visited by a young actress who is having an affair with Leo, Margot's ex-husband - and by Leo's current wife Judy.
Leo arrives but suffers a fatal heart attack thus the scene is set for chaotic hilarity as Leo's ghost appears, anxious to sort out matters between his three women while visible only to Margot's psychic friend Freda...

Cast:   Backstage Crew:  
Freda Deacon Marlene Poole Stage Manager Steve Keogh
Mrs Kidd Deborah Watkins Prompt Emma Hartup
Margot Buchanan Sandra Gilbert Props Margaret Price
Sadie Croft Abi Perkins Sound Martin Lawrence
Sir Leo Buchanan Nic Gratton    
Lady Judy Buchanan Sue Marett    
Superman Joey Stevens    
Orderlies Steve Keogh & Joey Stevens    

The Odd Couple by Neil Simon.

Directed by Daphne Breakspear.

A group of guys are in the midst of their weekly poker game in the apartment of the recently divorced Oscar Madison, and if the mess is anything to go by, it's no wonder his wife left him. Last to arrive is Felix Ungar who has just been thrown out by his wife.
Fastidious, depressed and very uptight, Felix seems suicidal but as the action unfolds, Oscar is the one with murder on his mind when the clean freak and the slob ultimately decide to room together with hilarious results.
The play was made into a film in 1968 and starred Walter Matthau as the slob and Jack Lemmon as the clean freak.

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