back                                The Summer Panto - Fri 27th August - Sat 11th September 2010

 

TONY BEARD 'THE WAG FROM WIDECOMBE'   DOUGLAS MOUNCE  
JO LOOSEMORE

STAR IN

THE FARMER'S WIFE
BY EDEN PHILLPOTTS

Director  -  Amanda Knott
Musical Director  -  Olivia Dunn

THE SUMMER PANTO FOR EXETER !

Recently widowed Farmer Sweetland wants a new wife.  He confides in Miss Araminta Dench his housekeeper, who selflessly undertakes to help him in his quest for a suitable spouse. One by one, the eligible and the not so eligible, the young and the not so young, ladies of Little Silver fall by the wayside as he clumsily endeavours to woo them. The rural parish ignites in indignation and confusion while there, on his very doorstep, is a doting and perfect wife. Will the old codger eventually see the treasure he is missing? 

   Creative Cow actors will be joined by Tony Beard, Douglas Mounce and Jo Loosemore (BBC Radio Devon) for this classic comedy written by Eden Phillpotts in 1916. They will take on as many as 20 characters in their bid to recreate the colourful farming community outraged by Farmer Sweetland’s ill conceived pursuit of marriage.

  This typically imaginative and thoroughly entertaining production of a rarely performed gem which will lift your spirits and warm the cockles of your heart !   

 

 NEW THEATRE, EXETER

FRIDAY 27TH AUGUST - SATURDAY 11TH SEPTEMBER 7.30pm (Tues- Sat)

 

This production of The Farmer's Wife is supported by
   

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