All set for opening night
18th to 20th May 2006 - Trivial Pursuits - by Frank Vickery
Directed by Margaret Bulmer & Angie Croome
A Summer evening's barbeque is the setting for a meeting of the Trealaw and District Operatic Society. Next Season's play is being announced but Nick, the Society's business manager, has promised a different show and the plum roles to four different people.
As the evening progresses each character's foibles and talents are revealed: Joyce, once talented and well-meaning, is a lush; Teddy is alternately sweet and strident; Derek is pathetic but lovable.
The complex relationships between players emerge as moments of pure slapstick and farce alternate with ones full of real drama and pathos.
Not every hitch is resolved, but at the end of this exploration, by turns ironic and serious, of the joys and heartaches of amateur theatrics, we leave the Society intact and its members ready for another season testing the magic and artifice that is theatre.
Act I 7.30 on a Saturday evening in August
Act II, Scene 1 Later that evening
Scene 2 Ten minutes later
The Actonians are grateful to the Winterbourne Operatic Society for the loan of the grass and the trellis work.
Font of House