Play high­lights slice of camp life

Kapi-Mana News - - ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT -

Set in a some­what run down car­a­van park on the crum­bling cliff tops of North York­shire, Mana Lit­tle The­atre’s pro­duc­tion of Third Week in Au­gust, hopes to of­fer more laughs than a sum­mer hol­i­day.

The play, writ­ten by Peter Gor­don and di­rected by Stephanie Drew, opens this Thurs­day.

Sue, played by Ta­batha AtoaJakobs, is af­ter a quiet and re­lax­ing break on her own, but finds her­self in the ‘‘fam­ily’’ sec­tion of the car­a­van park, which rapidly de­scend into may­hem.

She finds her­self deal­ing with the help­ful but in­ter­fer­ing and in­com­pe­tent Neville (Peter Drew) who, with his wife Mary (Sue Mortimer), have been stay­ing at the car­a­van park for 20 years.

This time they brought Mary’s sis­ter Liz (Paulette McIn­doe) ‘‘for her own good’’.

Sue’s other neigh­bours are Tony (Terry Bloom­field) and his on- again, off- again girl­friend Jenny (Sue Knip­ping) who are go­ing through a rather stormy pe­riod in their re­la­tion­ship.

All of these folk very quickly take over Sue’s life and her car­a­van site.

There are sit­u­a­tions and peo­ple in the play that will be fa­mil­iar to any­one who has ever been on a camp­ing hol­i­day, says di­rec­tor Stephanie Drew, and they are por­trayed at their best – and worst.

Third Week in Au­gust is at Mana Lit­tle The­atre in Plim­mer­ton, 8pm Au­gust 23-24, 3pm Au­gust 25-26, 8pm Au­gust 29 – Septem­ber 1. Book­ings are es­sen­tial, phone 233 8087.

Third Week in Au­gust.

Photo: GE­OFF MAR­SHALL

Nosy park­ers: Sue Mortimer, Peter Drew and Paulette McIn­doe strug­gle to re­lax on hol­i­day in Mana Lit­tle The­atre car­a­van park romp

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