Middleton Cheney’s long established drama group, Lynden Players, is trying something new for 2022.
A small group of players will be ‘touring’ a fringe-inspired two part comedy, PLOT and The Plot Thickens, written and directed by Lynden veteran Kay Andrews-Kuhn. Originally created for a drama festival, Plot is a scurrilous send up of behind-the-scenes drama, with larger than life characters serving up a slice of show business in all its ridiculous glory.
A bunch of actors gather to rehearse a play for the firework festival. It’s career-endingly terrible so they hatch a secret PLOT to sabotage the show. What could possibly go wrong? Twelve months later, the gang are reluctantly reunited for a Christmas pageant as The Plot Thickens. With memorable musical numbers, colourful costumes and wicked wit, the show is a spectacle on a shoestring budget.
I wanted to create a fringe theatre experience where the audience is close enough to really connect with the actors” said Kay. “Taking the show out on the road and performing in different spaces makes it very exciting for the cast and crew and we want that energy to be shared by our audiences. We are very grateful to the venues who are hosting us and hope that theatre lovers in the community will come along and support us.”
With strong language and adult themes, the show is not afraid to push the boundaries to get a laugh. Described as ‘a masterpiece of kitsch’ you will find family, friendship and love at the heart of this filthy, funny, fork up of a show.
Friday 25 March Lock 29, Castle Quay Waterfront, Banbury 7.30pm
Saturday 26 March Lock 29, Castle Quay Waterfront, Banbury 7.30pm
Friday 1 April The New Inn, Middleton Cheney 7.30pm
Saturday 2 April Lighthorne Village Hall CV35 0AY 7.30pm
Tickets £12 from Ticketsource www.ticketsource.co.uk/lyndenplayers