The latest production at Spotlight Theatre was a set of four comedies, directed by Mark Newsum.
The first was “Blind Date” in which Wendy and Jonathan, played by Pamela Dalley and Richard Styles, were meeting after advertising in a “Lonely Hearts” magazine. They had both been economical with the truth in their own profiles, particularly with regard to their age! As with all four comedies, there was a happy ending, which was appropriate in the week of Valentines Day.
The second play, “Secretarial Skills”, featured Barrie, who was a gay entrepreneur played by Graham Beeston and his secretary, Janet, played by Liz Edwards. The story, with some amusing “one liners”, was based around Barrie wanting Janet to find a husband. However, she only had eyes for him! Again there was a happy ending, when they decided to go on a cruise together.
After the interval, the audience was treated to “The Holiday” in which Shelley and Bobby, played by Pat Davison and Adam McTurk, were a couple who, despite going through a divorce, had come on holiday together, because “it was already paid for”.
There were many funny incidents along the way, but when Bobby removed his shorts and shirt, some very tanned legs were revealed and a pure white strip below his pants and at the top of his arms, made the audience scream with laughter.
The final play “The Bride-to-Be” was about twice married Angela, due to embark upon her third marriage and her long suffering older brother, Toby.
They were played by Samantha Marston and Mark Newsum. During the course of this comedy, Angela had doubts and at one point spilled a cup of coffee down her wedding dress, with disastrous results. The dress was also torn, to reveal the bride’s underwear. The audience thought this hilarious as she exited wearing a veil and bouquet to conceal the said mess.
All the actors are to be congratulated on their professional performances, so ably directed by Mark Newsum, as once again Spotlight audiences were delighted to be entertained in the surroundings of this snug and intimate little theatre.