Our next production, A Month of Sundays is written by Bob Larbey, writer of The Good Life, Ever Decreasing Circles and A Fine Romance to name a few. As you would expect, this leads to plenty of laughs along with Bob’s skill of making his shows about life with those touching moments.
A Month of Sundays, set in a retirement home and starring George Cole, won The Evening Standard best comedy award in the West End in 1986 winning praise for its humour , delicacy and humane consideration for growing older, something that the Grange players are dedicated to deliver when you come and take your seats.
We look forward to sharing our first show of the season with all of you.
Welcome Back! We'd like to give you all a warm welcome back to the Grange Playhouse. We are proud to announce our first production of the year is David Farr's "Elton John's Glasses", directed by Chris Waters and showing through 18th - 27th November 2021.
The play concerns Bill, a Watford Football club supporter who has not recovered from his club's defeat in the FA Cup final in 1984. It is now 1996 and all Bill does is repeatedly watch the same video of Watford's defeat and refuses to leave the house. He now never goes to see Watford play, even though he lives right next to the stadium. However, a woman calls around every Saturday afternoon when the match is on and he has sex with her in a bizarre ritual. The rest of the time he is depressed and just sits in a chair in his dingy house, which has barely any furniture. However, things are about to change for him as he receives a visit from his younger brother, Dan, whom he has not seen in years. Dan has arrived with members of his rock band, who have lost all their instruments and their female lead!
Our second production of this season is the return of "The Dixie Swim Club", written by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope & Jamie Wooton and directed by Rachel Waters.
Five Southern women, whose friendships began many years ago on their college swim team, set aside a long weekend every August to recharge those relationships. Free from husbands, kids and jobs, they meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina’s Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other’s lives. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges (men, sex, marriage, parenting, divorce, aging) that life flings at them. And when fate throws a wrench into one of their lives in the second act, these friends, proving the enduring power of “teamwork,” rally ‘round their own with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction. THE DIXIE SWIM CLUB is the story of these five unforgettable women—a hilarious and touching comedy about friendships that last forever…
We can't wait to see you there!