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) generously offered his 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’.
We were joined on our special GALA night and long-awaited return to the stage by special guests including Bury's Mayor and Flying Ducks Writer, Tim Whitnall, and Producer, Anna Murphy (Feather Productions).
The Gala evening performance commenced with complimentary welcome drinks and was followed by a Q&A with the Writer and Director).
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Please Note: This play does contain some explicit language in places and therefore is unlikely to be suitable for young children.
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