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TITLE: See How They Run  PLAYWRIGHT: Philip King PERFORMANCE DATES: 18th - 20th May 2017  DIRECTOR: Barbara Miller 


Ida, a maid Linda Baillie Miss Skillon Julia Birkett The Reverend Lionel Toop Nick Leaf Penelope Toop, his wife Nicki Clay Private Clive Winton Graeme Parker Choirboy Willie Sean Franey The Man Andrew Faulkes The Bishop of Lax Mike Waters The Reverend Arthur Humphrey Alan Rome Sergeant Towers Gary Bateson Click HERE for full Cast and Crew details Click HERE for production programme 


So swift is the action, so involved the situations, so rib tickling the plot in this London hit  that at its finish audiences are left as exhausted from laughter as though they had run a  foot race.   See How They Run is set in the idyllic village of Merton-cum-Middlewick, England  during the 1940s.   It's World War II, and the village inhabitants are preparing themselves for the imminent  threat of Nazi invasion.   Meanwhile, resident spinster, Miss Skillon, becomes convinced that her beloved vicar's  actress wife is having an affair and attempts to expose her.   Add an escaped German prisoner of war, a handsome actor, the visiting Bishop of Lax,  a rotund locum priest and some meddling neighborus and hilarious confusion and  mayhem result. Galloping in and out of the four doors of an English vicarage are an American actor and  actress (he is now stationed with the US Army in England), a cockney maid who has  seen too many American movies, an old maid who "touches alcohol for the first time in  her life," four men in clergyman suits presenting the problem of which is which, for  disguised as one is an escaped prisoner, and a sedate Bishop aghast at all these  goings on and the trumped up stories they tell him. 



Relive the ‘fight’ scene where Penelope and Clive re-enact ‘Private Lives’ only for Miss  Skillon to walk in on them...... CHAIR’S PRODUCTION NOTES Welcome to our spring production of See How They Run…  ... another value for money night out!  Barbara Miller had suggested this play a few years ago having seen it performed at The  Theatre by the Lake in Keswick.  Regrettably, and as per usual, she would likely have  struggled to cast the six men required from within the group; it was put on the back  burner awaiting a future flurry of men!   Barbara, never one to give up, continued to bring this play to our attention. She was  adamant she would overcome the obstacle of needing two further men...and indeed  she did! We are not sure what persuasive techniques she used (bribery perhaps);  whatever the methods, the two men, members of The Tuesday Singers,  acquiesced…..!  At this juncture, I would like to take the opportunity to extend a very warm welcome to  our newest members: Gary Bateson, Julia Birkett, Astrid Croasdale, Alan Rome and  June Valentine.  Unfortunately, two members have reluctantly left the society this year. Anita Shipley and  Ian Bithell, Ian having been a member for many years. We thank them and their  partners for their valuable contributions over the years and wish them well.  Finally, and sadly, this will be Barbara Miller's swan-song. After being a member of The  Monday Players since the beginning, our lovely friend Barbara will be moving south this  year to be nearer her family and grandchildren. We will miss Barbara very much. She  has shared valuable experience and talent within the group over the last 24 years and  has been an asset within her committee role. Any AmDram group she joins will be very  lucky to have her. The Monday Players wish you a very happy and exciting time  Barbara.  It just leaves me to say a big thank you to you, our patrons and sponsors for your  continued support. We hope you enjoy our play.  Nicki Clay


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