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Past Productions by The Other Theatre Company

July 2003 Victorian Music Hall April 2010 The Dock Brief/Darlings
May 2004 Victorian Music Hall You Were Wonderful
Nov 2004 Oh What a Lovely War Nov 2010 Thespian Pie
April 2005 Victorian Music Hall May 2011 Relatively Speaking
Nov 2005 Jack The Ripper Mar 2012 You’re Only Young
April 2006 Victorian Music Hall
Oct 2012 Who’s Your Father
Nov 2006 The Secret Diary of
April 2013 Quartet
Adrian Mole 13 3/4
April 2007 Stepping Out April 2014 Let’s Pretend
Nov 2007 Season’s Greetings Nov 2014 A Step Back to
April 2008 The Canterville Ghost
April 2015 Marriage Rites
Nov 2008 Time of My Life
Oct 2015 Jack The Ripper
May 2009 Wish
Nov 2009 How the Other Half

The Next Production by the Other Theatre Company

will be staged on October 27th to 29th 2016’

The Importance of Being Ernest

By Oscar Wilde
The Musical

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The Other Theatre

Thursday 31st March
Saturday 2nd April 2016

Plumley Village Hall

By Gerald Sibleyras
Adapted by Tom Stoppard

An Amateur Production by arrangement with Samuel French Limited.

I do you that you, the audience, enjoy this trio of actors and of course, the
For me, it has been so much joy to watch them make each character
larger than life and taking no notice of me, (the Director)!
We have had only four weeks to get this on stage, so let’s hope the
“veterans” make it work your journey tonight.

Sophia Kennedy.

Director - Sophia Kennedy

The Cast

Henri - Bill Platt

Gustave - Harry Kennedy

Philippe - Roger Barlow

Heroes is set in August 1959 in a home somewhere in
France for retired military men. The play takes place
outside on a terrace in the garden of a convent hospital
where Philippe, Gustave and Henri, all war heroes, are
hatching a plan to escape. They've had enough of the
tortures of their confinement: dictatorial captors,
untrustworthy fellow prisoners, and far too many birthday
parties. Indeed, life in a retired soldiers' home is almost
unbearable! So, while keeping each other company on
the back patio, they hatch a plan to escape to Indochina,
or at least to a picnic under the poplars on a nearby hill.

Winner of London's prestigious Olivier Award for Best

New Comedy, Tom Stoppard's adaptation of this French
play is playful, bawdy, and heartbreakingly funny.

Production Team
Stage Manager & Properties - John Newton
Prompt John Newton
Lighting and Sound Engineer - Andrew Poole
Front of House Manager - Tom Lloyd
Programme & ticket design - Sarah Sherwood
Programme Sales - Ann Barlow
Raffle - Joe and Cathy Lloyd
Bar Managers - George and Noreen Dutton,
Rob and Jane Raphael
and Joe Hague
Our sincere thanks to Norman Wythenshawe and Terry Rathbone
for transporting the seating and to Mike Finnigan for the
construction of the set.

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