Don’t Panic - the Court Players are on stage

January 31 2016

The Court Players are presenting the farce “Panic Stations” by Derek Benfield this month.

Court Players

The Court Players are presenting the farce “Panic Stations” by Derek Benfield this month.  The am dram group will be performing at The Memorial Hall, Rangeworthy on from February 25 - 27, with the curtain up at 7.30pm.  
The play finds English gentleman Chester Dreadnought has bought an idyllic country cottage but finds himself plagued by local unhandy man Abel Bounty.  Next on the scene is Caroline, a young and naïve women who, having met Chester in the local pub moves in prior to his arrival mistakenly thinking the cottage is to be their love-nest.  Mayhem ensues when Chester’s wife arrives with her aristocratic parents in tow.
Derek Benfield, writer of “Panic Stations” is a master of farce and no stranger to acting himself. Amongst his most well-known roles was that of Robert, husband of housewife and amateur sleuth Hetty Wainthrop in the TV series of the same name
The Court Players, who have been presenting Drama, Plays, Pantomimes, Musicals, Farces and at The Memorial Hall, Rangeworthy for 57 years, have won a host of awards for their productions and their charity for the year is St Peter’s Hospice.  The charity pot is up and running with money being raised at productions and from various social events including “Last Night Of The Proms In The Garden”, a joint Court Players/Go Zumba UK afternoon of Zumba and cocktails, an abseil down the Avon Gorge and a fancy dress skittles challenge.
Ticket enquiries for “Panic Stations” should be addressed to: The Box Office, Mrs Lin Lewis, 61 Shackleton Avenue, Yate, Bristol, BS37 4NW or 01454 321149