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The Phoenix Players presents

This play takes place in the General Manager's office of a theatre called the Thirlow Playhouse and is an amusing and chaotic day in the life of Alec Partridge, general Manager of the theatre.

The Director of an amateur production of Oklahoma! demands real horses to be in the show; an Arts Council agent arrives to assess the theatre's eligibility for a grant....

This fascinating look behind the scenes in a Theatre manager's office makes what is described as a "rollocking comedy"!

Cast:   Backstage:  
Alec Nic Gratton Stage Manager: Nigel Margetts
Val Clare Brown Lighting: Alan Wrixon & Will Thomas
Murphy Alex Pitcher Prompt: Jean Belt
Ms Murdstone Sandra Gilbert Props: Margaret Price & Marlene Poole
Dori Steph Trinci Box Office: Daphne Breakspear & Pauline Eldridge
Lulu Anne Dupres Front of House: Dennis Breakspear
Clarence Mark Harris  
Rita Mel Roberts


Wednesday 23 – Saturday 26 September 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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