RADSOC is heading out on the road again, touring two short comedies to Bar Hill, Swavesey and Rampton in June – Alan Ayckbourne’s “Gosforth’s Fete” and Joan Greening’s “The Book Club of Little Witterington”.
Gosforth’s Fete by Alan Ayckbourn
Publican Gosforth is running the village gala. Due to a big mistake bad personal news from Milly Carter is publicised over the public-address system. Milly’s fiancé Stewart Stokes becomes extremely aggravated and drowns his sorrows with alcohol. Councillor Mrs Pearce, after the most disorganised greeting is electrocuted by the PA system. Gosforth’s Fete starts like all village fetes do. However it develops into chaos and as things continue to go wrong the play climaxes to a complete disaster
The Book Club of Little Witterington by Joan Greening
The regular ladies of the Book Club, all friends since school, are wary of letting a newcomer to the village join. The newcomer is loud, brash and it seems an impossibility she can fit into their circle. But there’s more to Paula than meets the eye, and she may even have what it takes to get around the appallingly snobbish Belle.
Both shows are being directed by Chris Avery.