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Production Launch – ‘It Runs in the Family’

23 June, 2022 @ 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

It Runs in The Family
by Ray Cooney

Directed by Phil Astle

To be performed from Tuesday 13 September to Saturday 24 September 2022 at 7.30pm.

It Runs in the Family is an out and out comedy by the master of farce, Ray Cooney.

The action (and there is a lot of it) is set in the 1980s and takes place in a doctors common room in a London hospital.

Waiting to deliver the Ponsonby Lecture, Dr David Mortimore finds himself fighting off a paternity suit. A host of nutty characters, enter doors adding to the chaos, and leave as lies abound and identities are changed, to ward off (see what I did there) the inevitable.

Are you interested in getting involved in this production, either onstage or off? Then come along to this production launch to meet the director. There’ll be a read through of the play and you can then decide if you’d like to get involved.

For people interested in acting, the auditions will be on Monday 27 June and Tuesday 28 June 2022 at 7.30pm in the theatre’s Upper Foyer.

The Characters

Dr David Mortimore – stuffy, chief neurologist, circa 50yrs

Dr Mike Connolly – young doctor, good fun

Dr Hubert Bonney – enthusiastic and amiable, circa 50yrs

Rosemary Mortimore – wife of David Mortimore, circa 50yrs

Matron – a classic Matron and good comedy role, 40yrs plus

Sir Willoughby Drake – older character and stern

Jane Tate – attractive, circa 40yrs

Leslie – young man late teens/early 20s

Sister – a smaller role, circa 20s/30s

Police Sergeant – another good substantial and comic role

Bill – elderly patient, a decent role with lots of humour

Mother – Dr Bonney’s mother appears in final stages

(Any ages indicated are general performing ages and for guidance only and may need to be flexible depending on matching of partners etc.)

Please note: You will be invited to become a member of the Highbury Players if you wish to be involved in this production.

Highbury Players

0121 373 2761

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Highbury Theatre Centre

Sheffield Road
Sutton Coldfield, B73 5HD United Kingdom
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0121 373 2761
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