Tito Merelli – Daniel Clynes
Max – Sam Cooper
Maria Merelli – Alison Bowers
Saunders – Keith McEvoy
Mimi Merelli – Daisy Leather
Carlo – Jack Clynes
Racón – Joy Plowes
Guest voiceover from Bob Howell
Our January play, “A Comedy of Tenors”, is the amusing sequel to Ken Ludwig’s 1989 Tony-winning “Lend Me a Tenor”, which was immensely popular with our audiences and features several of the original cast members returning to take up their roles once more.
Set in an elegant 1936 Paris hotel suite, the play continues the story of renowned Italian opera tenor Tito Merelli and his sassy wife, Maria, as well as short-tempered producer Henry Saunders and his long-suffering assistant, Max (now a world-renowned Tenor himself).
Adding another dynamic since we last saw them, Max has married Saunders’ daughter, Maggie, who is now pregnant and the baby’s due date is fast approaching.
However, more pressing is the highly anticipated “Concert of the Century”, which is just hours away, and has a stadium already filled with screaming fans. Unsurprisingly, things aren’t so straightforward, and Saunders battles to keep the amorous Italian superstar Tito and his hot-blooded wife Maria from causing chaos.
With wild accusations, misunderstandings and mistaken identities taking place in one hotel suite playing host to four tenors, two wives and three girlfriends, what could possibly go wrong? Alongside multiple plot twists and turns, the answer is … everything! But ultimately, we’re sure to find that Ludwig’s clever tale comes to a satisfying and heart-warming end.
Join us for this laugh-out-loud comedy:
Dates: Friday 20 to Saturday 28 January 2023 from 7.45pm (not including Sunday 22 January);
Matinee performance on Saturday 21 January 2023 from 2pm
Directed by Geoff Sword; Produced by Peter Larkin
This amateur production of Ken Ludwig’s “A Comedy of Tenors” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk