Farcical ‘Fringe Benefits’ in Bilton!
|January 7, 2013||Filled under Bilton, Community, Theatre|
BILTON AMATEUR DRAMATIC SOCIETY will perform their version of Fringe Benefits over four nights at the Bilton Theatre.
Fringe Benefits is a farce written in 1974 by Peter Yeldham and Donald Churchill and recounts the ‘complications’ that ensue when friends change their joint holiday plans for ulterior motives!
“Isobel and Colin, Jim and Brenda are arranging to go on their annual joint holiday to Torremolinos. However, both the men and the women have decided (separately) they would rather not go:the women because they are sick of it, the men because, according to Jim, two very attractive office girls would appreciate the pleasure of their company – in East Croyden.
Both the women and the men suggest that plans are changed, but neither sex divulges the real reason. Complications inevitably ensue – particularly after the arrival not only of Fiona and Doreen (the two office girls) but also of young Richard, a plumber who Brenda plans to seduce!”
Fringe Benefits was first performed by the Bilton Society in 1990. One member of the cast members, Helen Davison, took part in that 1990 original production, playing the part of Doreen, one of the young office girls. This time round, and 23 years older, she takes on the role of Brenda, wife of Jim.
Helen says: “This was probably the most popular comedy we have ever done. We had to put on an extra night’s performance due to demand for seats and we were turning people away on the final night.
The most popular scene in the play is the striptease game played between the two men and the two office girls – not to be missed!
This production is bound to be well attended so please book early to avoid disappointment.”
To reserve you seat, ring Steve Dale on 01482 812750.
Prices: £6 with concessions at £5, includes refreshments and a programme.
Performances start at 7.45pm on Tuesday 22nd January and run up to and including Friday 25th January.