Charley’s Aunt at Southport Atkinson

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Charley’s Aunt at Southport Atkinson

Sat 29 Jun – 2.00pm (matinee) & 7.30pm

Today (Saturday) is your last chance to see Charley’s Aunt at Southport Atkinson.

A local critic said: We are just back from the new Atkinson Theatre and a performance of the classic Farce Charlie’s Aunt.  With all good farce’s the timing has to be just right. And this was. The cast of six brought new life to this play, and deserved a better turn out than they received. Saturday is their last night in Southport, so may I suggest if you want a good night out with lots of laughs, good acting, and no sex or swearing. go along and see this wonderful show.

The play:

It is 1892 and Oxford undergraduates, Jack and Charley are preparing to propose to Amy and Kitty, but a chaperone is needed or the girls will refuse their lunch invitation. As luck would have it, Charley’s Aunt is arriving from Brazil (where the nuts come from) and will happily serve the purpose.   However, a telegram declares that her trip is delayed so their plans are in disarray until they hit upon the idea that Lord Fancourt Babberley, their good friend, should put on a frock and assume her identity.   Madness ensues when Charley’s real aunt from Brazil (where the nuts come from) finally arrives. All is well in the end after a breathtaking chase, a musical interlude and an absurd number of marital engagements.

“stylish, smart, farce-like fun & very cheering.” Donald Hutera (freelance writer for The Times,etc)

“Laughs come thick and fast as Sheridan’s play is given a sublime makeover….Our attention never strays from the mesmerising cast” London 24

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