3:35pm Wednesday 5th December 2012
THE Proteans, the talented workshop company and adult drama group affiliated to Proteus Theatre Company, return to Central Studio at QMC with their usual festive treat for grown-ups.
This year’s production is Christmas Crackers by John Godber. It's Christmas time in a hospital A&E department and Keith, hospital security, fantasies about reinventing himself. Overworked A&E nurses Holly and Kath are on a festive getaway shopping trip to Prague, yet things soon take an unexpected turn...
Christmas Crackers is a festive fusion of fairy-tale and reality that is humorously dry, yet painfully true. Following on from the success of last year's Comfort and Joy, this seasonal show will leave you with warm feelings and cheery thoughts to beat the winter blues.
The cast includes regular Proteans Andy Ball, Jeanette Hobdon, Sally Lamacroft, Charlie Perrett, Bryn Strudwick, Gordon Sutton, Helen White and Jenni Warren. Joining them will be Liam Elvish, Richard Morgans and Lizzy Price. The Proteans are also pleased to welcome newcomers Gail Blues and Thomas Dack into the show.
Christmas Crackers, which has strong language and is suitable for those aged 15 and over, has been directed by talented local man Ross Harvie, whose day is the associate director (producing) at Proteus.
Ross said: “It’s always fantastic to work with such a talented group of local performers. The Proteans go from strength to strength. Not only have they now found their own audiences for their work, they have proved time and time again that they deserve a recognised place on the cultural scene in Basingstoke.”
The Proteans’ next project will be their traditional outdoor summer Shakespeare production performed at the Walled Garden in Down Grange.
*Performances of Christmas Crackers take place tomorrow, Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the box office on 01256 418318 or online at centralstudio.co.uk.
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