FOR this season’s springtime play, Southport Dramatic Club are presenting a popular comedy entitled Curtain Up by celebrated playwright, Peter Quilter, author of Glorious and The Nightingales.
This is a story of five ladies who inherit a dilapidated theatre and, with great hilarity and lots of one-liners, team up to restore it to its former glory, whereupon they decide to put on plays themselves. What will happen when Lisa Minnelli, the star guest for the opening show, fails to turn up?
Kathy Felton-Aksoy, who played the lead in he SDC production of Glorious, Emma Wells Hall, Valerie Pedlar, Corrina Davies and Sabrina Haynes make up the cast for what promises to be an evening of great entertainment.
The playwright Ray Cooney said the following about the play: “An excellent piece of writing – very charming and very funny.”
Topzine magazine added: “A mad play, full of dynamism, momentum, funny dialogue and great surprises..Proves that purely female plays can achieve great success and lots of laughter. Well worth seeing, you can be assured of great entertainment.”
The playwright Peter Quilter also wrote End of the Rainbow, about Judy Garland’s final months.
The 2019 film called Judy, which was directed by Rupert Goold, and stars Renee Zellweger and Michael Gambon is based on End of the Rainbow. Zellweger received the Best Actress award at this year’s Oscars.
The show opens at the Little Theatre this coming Friday at 7.30pm and runs until Saturday, February 29. Tickets from the Box Office at 01704 530521/530460 or book online at www.littletheatre-southport.co.uk
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