Get your Just Desserts

Eydon Players
Eydon Players

There will be three plays for the price of one when a village amateur dramatics group performs its latest show.

The Eydon Players present the plays under the umbrella title of Just Desserts? running from Thursday, June 12 to Saturday, June 14.

The first of the plays is an action-packed thriller called The Terrorist, written by Graham Jones.

Living a quiet life as a hotel manager, David’s violent past comes back to haunt him when a guest recognises him.

Getting rid of the troublesome man is just the beginning of his problems, as the man’s wife and David’s own daughter dig into the mystery disappearance.

The second is a two-handed play called Endowment written by Sue Scott.

Linda receives a visit from her ex-husband, bearing unwelcome memories and unexpected news.

Have their years of separation changed them enough to right old wrongs?

The final play of the evening is called Mum’s the Word written by Damian Woods.

David and Janet have money worries and reluctantly devise a plan to involve David’s mum in their attempt to solve their difficulties. Cracks appear in their relationship as the plan gets out of hand with shocking results.

The stage manager Alan Watson said: “We were originally planning to do another show and we were hoping to stage it in the village church.

“However we found that we were having difficulty in casting the piece with the actors that we had.

“We knew that we wanted to do something that we could stage quite quickly.

“We were then looking for something else to do and we came up with the idea of doing these three plays. We thought it would be easier to stage three plays than doing one long play.

“They are all centred around the theme of retribution. There are a couple of lighter plays in there as well, so they are not too serious.”

He is also pleased the cast has adapted to the challenges of learning a different show.

Alan added: “The rehearsals for the show have been going really well.

“The cast has been working very well. We have been steadily getting the show ready,

“But it will be a push for the final two weeks of the show for getting the stage ready and for the actors to make sure they know the scenes.

“Although some of the plays are about death and killing people, they are very light hearted. I think it will be a lot of fun”.

All of the plays have been directed by Matthew Tasker.

They are performed at 7.30pm each night at Eydon Village Hall.

Tickets for the show cost £7 and can be booked by calling Sue on 01327 261068 or by visiting the Royal Oak pub in the village.

For further information about the amateur’s dramatics group visit www.eydonplayers.co.uk.