Play highlights slice of camp life
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.
Nosy parkers: Sue Mortimer, Peter Drew and Paulette McIndoe struggle to relax on holiday in Mana Little Theatre caravan park romp