Tales from the seaside

Spotlight Theatre'Presents Deckchairs'PA1121-12b'Dancers Samantha Marston, Liz Edwards
Spotlight Theatre'Presents Deckchairs'PA1121-12b'Dancers Samantha Marston, Liz Edwards

SPOTLIGHT Theatre Drama presents an evening of twist-in-the-tail short plays by Jean McConnell – all set by the seaside.

Deckchairs will be coming to the theatre on West Street next week, and tells six short stories.

Some are hilariously comic, while some are dramatically poignant, but all are written with a trust and compassion that makes the play a ‘must-see’.

The cast of four women; Pat Davison, Liz Edwards, Rebecca Howley and Samantha Marston – plus two dogs – have ample opportunity to show off their thespian skills and versatility in a varied programme.

Without giving away the twists and turns of each story, first off is the humorous and witty, tea-dancing world of ‘Dancers’.

Next, ‘Late Frost’ explores the relationship of two life-long best friends after one of them is tragically widowed.

‘Day Trippers’ follows the antics of two women on an annual works outing, and has hilarious consequences as they picnic on the beach.

‘Last Post’ explores a widow’s fight to protect her husband’s reputation, ‘Doggies’ tells the intriguing story of two very different classes of dog owner (and dog!), while the final piece is ‘Cupboard Love’, a brilliantly funny story “embracing fitness and fatness”.

Deckchairs is directed by Pamela Dalley, and comes to the Spotlight on Tuesday May 31, and runs until Saturday June 4 inclusive. The show starts at 7.30pm and tickets are £7.50 for adults, and £4 for children.

They are available on the door, from Bridlington Blinds and Curtains at the top of Bridge Street, or by ringing 01262 601006. A licensed bar will be open at the theatre.