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A forbidden love affair in a station café; a down-at-heel music hall act

Alec and Laura are the epitome of middle-class respectability; they find themselves falling into a passionate liaison that is quite beyond their experience or control. Husband and wife George and Lily Pepper have been making a living of sorts ‘on the halls’ for fifteen years, performing the act that was originated by George’s parents and grandparents – and the cracks are beginning to show.

We are delighted to present two of Noel Coward’s cycle of nine short plays, Tonight at 8.30, which first entranced audiences in the 1930s. (Still Life is best known through its adaptation as the 1945 film Brief Encounter). Their sharply observed characters and situations still resonate nearly ninety years later; the challenges of life in the professional theatre, and the timeless pain of an unsought, potentially destructive amour fou, remain as relevant as ever.

This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French Ltd


Still Life & Red Peppers

By Noel Coward

2-4, 8-11 March at  7.30pm

plus a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday 11 March