Therapist comedy play on Sheringham stage

Cast members of The Birds, the Bees and Therapy which is being performed at Sheringham Little Theatr

Cast members of The Birds, the Bees and Therapy which is being performed at Sheringham Little Theatre by Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society. Picture: ERIC BRICKLES - Credit: Archant

A fast-paced comedy about a group therapist whose life unravels is coming to a coastal arts hub.

Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society (CSODS) is performing The Birds, The Bees and Therapy at Sheringham Little Theatre from Wednesday October 14 until Saturday October 17.

Written by Jack Williams, the play focuses on the life of Steve Kingsellar.

The stage is split - one half based in his flat and other at a community centre where he works.

After a rambunctious evening drowning his sorrows with the idea of forgetting about Emma, his married friend who he is in love with, he unfortunately meets Samantha.


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The play begins with Steve waking up with little memory of the night before and he must get to work.

It then follows his trouble-free life unravelling quickly.

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Everything comes to a head with his professional and personal life intertwining.

Steve Kingseller is played by Martin Rodwell who first performed for CSODS in 1981 as the Artful Dodger in Oliver!

Following a break of 15 years from the group, he returned to the society and has performed in plays including Annie and Guys and Dolls.

He will be directing CSODS musical next year which will be Calamity Jane.

Mr Rodwell said: 'Being part of CSODS is like having an extended family, and a joyful experience to be part of a highly-acclaimed group representing Cromer and Sheringham and bringing musical theatre, comedy, and drama to the stages at Sheringham Little Theatre and Cromer Pier Pavilion Theatre.'

Andrea Wilson, who plays Samantha, joined CSODS in 1994 for Pirates of Penzance and continued as an active member on and off stage until 2004. She returned last year for Copacabana.

She said: 'I'm so glad to be back.'

Love interest Emma is played by Kerry Davis, who joined CSODS three years ago.

Another cast member is Robin Taylors, who first joined the amateur dramatics group in 2003 and plays an alcoholic called Tom Pepper

The Birds, The Bees and Therapy will be performed at 7.30pm each night and there will be a 2.30pm matinee on Saturday October 17.

Tickets cost £9 or £10 and are available by calling 01263 822347 or visiting www.sheringhamlittletheatre.com

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