Theatre Event

Black Comedy & The Real Inspector Hound

The Crescent Theatre Company presents

Black Comedy & The Real Inspector Hound

by Pete Schaffer - Black Comedy | The Real Inspector Hound - Tom Stoppard

12 - 19 Apr in the Studio at 7.45pm | Matinees: Sun 13 & Sat 19 April at 2.45pm

Anticipated running time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
Please note this is an estimated running time and may be subject to change

Double Bill

Black Comedy by Peter Schaffer

Director: Kevin Middleton

What happens when the lights go out? This hilarious comedy tries to show the answers when a short circuit blows out the lights in a desirable apartment block where the residents are up to all sorts of ill advised activities. Immense fun.

Black Comedy

Cast (in order of appearance)
Brindsley Miller Harry O’Brien
Carol Melkett Sophie Gray
Miss Furnival Pat Dixon
Colonel Melkett G. Rhydian Morgan
Harold Gorringe Barry M. Dudley
Clea Joanna Ryan
Schuppanzigh Bob Martin
George Bamberger Graham Comley

Production Team
Director Kevin Middleton
Designer Colin Judges
Production Assistant Vera Dean
Lighting Designer Coralie Paxton
Assistant Lighting Designer James Booth
Sound Designer Kevin Middleton
Costume Designers Pat Brown
Vera Dean
Properties Madeleine Bigland
Graham Comley
Nikki Franks
Set Construction Colin Judges
Richard Constable
Ray Duddin
Phil Parsons
Stage Manager Gillie Churcher
Lighting Operators Coralie Paxton
Zoe Carrico

Check Out The Cast's Blog Posts HERE

The Real Inspector Hound by Tom Stoppard

Director: Helen Hotchkiss

A play within a play. Two theatre critics, watching an Agatha Christie type country house murder mystery find themselves caught up in the plot. A mix of absurdest theatre, farce, parody and satire.

Richard Constable appears as THE BODY
William Hayes appears as BIRDBOOT
Alex Pendleton appears as MOON
Kate Owen appears as MRS. DRUDGE
Peter Neenan appears as SIMON GASCOYNE
Jessica Birtwistle appears as FELICITY CUNNINGHAM
Rose Pardo Roques appears as CYNTHIA MULDOON
Philip Astle appears as MAGNUS MULDOON
Dave Rodgers appears as INSPECTOR HOUND

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS Jackie Blackwood, Ruth Burden
STAGE MANAGER Gillie Churcher
SOUND DESIGNER Kevin Middleton, Helen Hotchkiss, Jaz Davidson
SOUND OPERATOR Gillie Churcher
WARDROBE Pat Brown, Vera Dean
PROPERTIES Madeleine Bigland, Richard Constable
SET CONSTRUCTION Colin Judges, Richard Constable, Phil Parsons

Tickets: £11 | £10 Concessions | Sunday Matinee only: £6.00

Audience Reactions:

"Both productions were so enjoyable and funny. They both relied on timing and the cast in both shows got this spot on. The standard of acting was high and the flow of each production was smooth. Well done to the directors too. If you need cheering up go and see it, if you don't, go and see it! The comic timing was excellent and well choreographed." Anon

"I loved this production of The Real Inspector Hound. I have not been to see a play for a long time and I really enjoyed it. The acting was of a very high standard and the comic timing was excellent. I loved it. I enjoyed the twist in the play, which was done so well."

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