“WORLD PREMIERE” – Flying Ducks

Summerseat Players are BACK!  And it’s with a BANG!!

World Premiere: Gala Night - Saturday 4th September

Where there’s a will, there’s a woe...

At their late mother’s will reading, warring twin-sisters, JANINE and HILARY McMAHON, are horrified to learn that their endowment - a bequest in three sections - must be shared between them.  Also featuring a long-suffering Solicitor and her assistant, a God-fearing husband, and a questionable toy-boy, what could possibly go wrong?

As the sisters kick off a crazed contest for the higher ground, ancient wounds are reopened and painful secrets emerge, not least the shocking reason for their falling out. Who will emerge victorious - if anyone?

Inspired by a true story, FLYING DUCKS probes the very notion of family, examining how profoundly formative childhood experiences can affect our adult lives.

Award-winning writer Tim Whitnall (BAFTA and Olivier awards, amongst others) has generously offered his brand new play “Flying Ducks” to Summerseat Players for an exclusive WORLD PREMIERE, having been impressed with Summerseat Players successful and award-winning productions of both ‘Morecambe’ and ‘The Sociable Plover’.

Join us for our special GALA night (smart gents & posh frocks) or another night in our long-awaited return to the stage..

In order to welcome you back to the Theatre and thank you for your support, we are offering this one-act play at a special discounted rate of £5 each for all nights, with the exception our special opening GALA Performance night on Saturday 4th September, the tickets for which will be £10 each (and includes a complimentary drink and a Q&A with the Writer and Director).


Please Note:  This play does contain some explicit language in places and therefore is unlikely to be suitable for young children.

We look forward to seeing you very soon!

Directed by Andrea Parle

CAST (In Order of Appearance)

Pippa Ashworth - Christine Morton
Toby Keene - David Howell-Jones
Bernard Lummer - Paul Bracewell
Hilary Lummer - Joy Plowes
Janine McMahon - Emma Morris
Kyle Dunne - Chris White
Grace McMahon - Lindsay Eavis

Featuring an original score composed by James Frankland

Click Listen to the director to hear a summary of this play and another award winning performance, The Sociable Plover, from the same writer.

The Play runs from Saturday 04/09/2021 to Saturday 11/09/2021, with not 1, but 2 special 'preview' performances on 2nd and 3rd September.