Actors go back in time for Catholic school comedy
MADS Theatre’s next production is the comedy Once a Catholic by Mary O’Malley.
Set in the late 1950s and early 60s in Liverpool, the play is about daily life in a convent school where all of the girls are called Mary, except one - Maria - who are presided over by a set of sadistic nuns and a fire-breathing father.
It runs from Monday ot Saturday, December 5 - 10, at the Little Theatre on Lord St, and boasts plenty of new faces.
Lucia Wilde makes her MADS debut as Mother Peter. She is joined by Emma Hulley, Lesley Owens, Alex Hine, Nick Ash, Richard Chester and Steve Donnelly, who’s making a welcome return after a break.
The Marys are played by Caitlin Johnson - whose mum Fran was expecting Caitlin when she played Mother Peter last time MADS performed the play - Ella Muscroft, Sammy Wells, Joe Hatton and Leila Jacklin.
The play contains adult themes and some strong language.
Gail Hardman, director, said: “Directing this play has been rejuvenating for me, transporting me back to my own school days in the last century - longjohn knickers (to prevent chapped thighs), tapioca pudding, boyfriends and general adolescent angst.
“Working with today’s teenagers has been great fun, explaining to them what life was like for their grandmothers - no mobile phones, no computers, one channel on TV and tripe and onions for tea if you were lucky. How ever did we survive?”
Tickets are priced at £8 & £10 and tickets are on sale now from www. ticketsource.co.uk/ madstheatre or on 01625 611974.
MADS theatre’s Once a Catholic will run from December 5 - 10