May Production 1989 - "Knightsbridge" by John Mortimor, "Round and Round the Gooseberry Bush" by Rae Shirley
Knightsbridge by John Mortimer
Directed by Muriel Taylor
Henry Bulstrode Oscar Baldomero
Francesca Stokes Lisa Nixon
Muriel Stokes Jacintha Horowitz
A Man in a Mackintosh Bryan Taylor
The action of the play passes in part of the sitting-room of Muriel Stokes' flat, somewhere behind Harrods, in the early Sixties.
Francesca brings her lover, Henry, to her mother's flat to annouce their intenation to get married. While waiting for Mrs Stokes, Francesca answers a mysterious phone call. From waht he overhears, Henry, in astonishment, concludes that Mrs Stokes is a member of the oldest profession. As a television interviewer he is immediately interested in securing her for a talk-show - the he finds his interest deeping . . .
Round and Round the Gooseberry Bush by Rae Shirley
Directed by Joan Kuster
Aunt Lavinia Joy Scherer
Annie May Helen Baldomero
Gertrude Penny Ehrsam
Prunella Rasha Mazzotti
Charlotte Ruth Meier
Life during the Edwardian period in Britain was very far removed from the life we lead today. In those days, conversation was goverend by the rules of polite society and sex was a taboo subject. Gertrude, the Colones's middle-aged widow and her two spinster sisters, the shy, reserved Lavinia and the imprudent Charlotte, who is doing her best to improve women's rights, are faced with a serious problem. Gertrude's daughter, Prunella, is to be married the following day and they realise that there is a certain delicate matter hwich must be explained to her . . .
Venue: Theater Vis-à-Vis, Klosterberg, Basel24/25/26/27 May 1989