Churt Amateur Dramatic Society will be performing the play Waiting In The Wings at Churt Village Hall from November 9 to 11 at 7.30pm.
Waiting In The Wings is Noel Coward’s 50th play and it premiered in 1960.
Noel wrote of it: “The play contains, beneath the froth of some of its lighter moments, the basic truth that old age needn’t be nearly so dreary and sad as it is supposed to be, so long as you greet it with humour and live it with courage.”
Coward’s tribute to the theatre is set in a retirement home for actresses, all former stars.
It’s an exciting and very moving mix of comedy, drama, tragedy and much joy.
Central to the plot is a lifelong feud between two of the home’s greatest stars – but what was it about and will they resolve their differences?
In addition there are several intriguing sub-plots, including one or two surprise visitors with their own agendas, and always the colourful and humorous banter between old troupers who have known each other for decades.
There are moments of music throughout, then towards the wonderful climax of the play it almost becomes a musical revue.
In the large cast, familiar faces from Churt Amateur Dramatic Society are joined by members from several other local amateur dramatics groups, including Tilbourne, Headley, Grayshott and Elstead, enhancing the feeling of community and mirroring the whole point about life in ‘the wings’.
A spokesperson said: “Churt Amateur Dramatic Society are honoured to be putting on this play in memory of Noel, 50 years after his death.”