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Curtain set to raise on Oldbury farce
11:37am Wednesday 27th February 2013 in News
A FARCICAL comedy is set to raise a lot of laughs when the curtain rises on Oldbury Rep’s latest production Breath of Spring.
Set in the late 1950s, the play centres around the antics of a group of elderly lodgers who reside with the eccentric Dame Beatrice and her maid Lily.
Lily presents Dame Beatrice with a mink stole for her kindness in employing her despite her rather ‘shady’ past. But Lily has stolen the fur from a neighbouring flat and suspicions are aroused.
The Brigadier and other guests endeavour to return it and a plan of action is devised. However, they take such delight in the secretive scheme that they form a syndicate for stealing furs and donating the proceeds to charity.
Everything is going well until a police investigation and it is down to Lily to save the day.
Breath of Spring was written by the late Peter Coke, actor, writer and sculptor and was his most successful play, opening in 1958 and running in the West End and Broadway. It was later adapted as a musical 70 Girls 70 in 1971 and loosely filmed as Make Mine Mink in 1969, starring Terry Thomas.
The production runs nightly at 7.30pm from Saturday March 9 until Saturday March 16, excluding Sundays.
Tickets, priced £8 and concessions at £7, are available from the box office on 0121 552 2761 or in person on Monday evenings from 7.30pm, on the Friday prior to opening night from 7.30pm and every night of the production from 7pm Tickets for Monday and Tuesday performances are at the special rate of £6.