REVIEW: Wedding of the Year By Norman Robbins The Masque Players
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How does a tubby plain girl find a husband?
Set in 1973, Wedding of the Year attempts to answer the question.
The dowdy Alison has reached the ripe old age of 29 and is more interested in biscuits and sandwiches than finding a boyfriend. Her worried mother Ethel is at her wits end and Ethel’s friend Peggy is quick to gloat.
But Alison’s uncle Frank has the solution – enter her into the local newspaper’s Wedding of the Year competition. The church is booked, the reception planned, the dress is made - the only problem is there are just six weeks to go and still no groom.
Enter a jealous friend, a worried mother, couple of maiden aunts – who only speak in proverbs – and despairing neighbour Walter and his hapless son Melvyn, who destroys most things he touches, you have all the ingredients of an amusing, if slightly silly, comedy piece.
And The Masque Players, under the direction of Sue Hayes, are on good form with this latest production. With touches of farce, the play bowls along nicely with plenty of laughs and plenty of pace.
The cast is strong as they milk the laughs and humour from this play from the pen of Norman Robbins.
- 1 Drug dealers jailed after police seize cocaine from van and home
- 2 Six arrested following two incidents involving knives in Ipswich
- 3 Two men spit at victim and demand money near Ipswich Waterfront
- 4 When and where will the thunderstorms hit Suffolk?
- 5 Missing 17-year-old girl found safe and well
- 6 Product sold at Tesco recalled due to risk of disease-causing bacteria
- 7 7 roadworks to be aware of in Suffolk this week
- 8 Racing bike worth more than £1,000 stolen outside Sainsbury's in Ipswich
- 9 Three supercars pulled over in village for having no front number plates
- 10 Go-ahead for business park project that could create 350 jobs in Ipswich
An enjoyable evening.
Wedding of the Year is being performed at Kesgrave Community Centre until March 19