Clonmel Theatre Guild and Amanda Kirwan, with her first production as director, will present Move Over Mrs. Markham, a well-known farce by two of the most successful writers of comedy, Ray Cooney and John Chapman, from Tuesday, 27th to Saturday, March 31st in Raheen House, Clonmel.
The charity to benefit from the production will be The Friends of St. Joseph’s Hospital, Clonmel.
The play is set in a very elegant top floor London flat, belonging to Philip and Joanna Markham. Philip is a straight-laced publisher of children’s books and he shares an office with his partner, Henry Lodge, on the ground floor. Philip had reluctantly agreed to let Henry borrow his apartment for the evening to entertain his latest girlfriend.
At the same time Joanna Markham had been persuaded by Linda Lodge to let her borrow the apartment so she can entertain her lover. What nobody knows is that the interior designer who had been decorating the apartment for the past three months had decided that this was the night he and the housekeeper would try out the apartment too. Not surprisingly, chaos and confusion ensue.
The cast is as follows: Joanna Markham - Trisha Harte; Alistair Spendlow - Ricky Dunne; Sylvie Hauser - Maggie Morrissey; Linda Lodge - Carol Acheson; Philip Markham - Sean Bergin; Henry Lodge - Jim Malone; Walter Pangbourne - John Hally; Olive Harriett Smythe - Juanita Guidera and Felicity Wilkinson - Esther Byrne.
Another great night from the Theatre Guild is guaranteed and tickets are on sale from Marian’s, O’ Connell Street, Clonmel.