The Continental Quilt
IAN CLARKE Dereham Operatic Society at Dereham Memorial Hall
Everything from the 1970s seems to be a hit at the moment.
Whether it be the return of the good old Chopper bike or the revival of Starsky and Hutch, things from that decade are in great demand.
So Dereham Operatic Society made a wise choice in picking the saucy play The Continental Quilt - set in the lounge of bachelor Michael Feather - as its spring production.
Joan Greening's script has all the ingredients essential for a successful “nod nod, wink wink” farce - a flat in Totteridge, complex relationships, a Beetle called Bertie owned by Humbert Carpington, misunderstandings, innuendo, flirtatious characters, a brood of Feathers and lots of comings and goings from bedrooms.
The opening night had a disappointing turnout, and the 10-strong cast and behind-the- scenes team deserve more support as the week continues.
- 1 Pub transformed into 'breathtaking' family home for sale for almost £1m
- 2 Man accidentally downloaded indecent images of children, court hears
- 3 Delays expected with A47 to close in both directions for 15 miles
- 4 Family 'increasingly concerned' about missing Beccles woman
- 5 Man had cocaine hidden in car when stopped by police
- 6 Here are the new Covid travel rules which begin today
- 7 Flood alert on the Broads due to high water levels
- 8 Chef reopens historic Norwich coffee shop with roasts on the menu too
- 9 Norse chief executive quits for personal reasons
- 10 Trains cancelled after lorry crashes into bridge
The spring production is always entertaining and amusing and this show is no different.
On a cold night, the ageing Memorial Hall could do with more heating. And the talented actors and actresses did a sterling job to warm those in the audience.
The Continental Quilt continues at Dereham Memorial Hall nightly until Saturday, March 13, at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £7/£8. Box office is at Hallmark, 12 Nelson Place, Dereham, telephone 01362 851919.