Why Me? by Stanley Price

31/01/19Why Me? by Stanley Price

John Bailey returns home a bitter man.  He has just been made a member of "The Over Three Million Club" having received his redundancy notice.  Redundancy is not a vey likely subject for a comedy but Stanley Price pulls it off splendidly.

In the course of the ensuing summer, John struggles bravely with job rejections, loss of dignity in the face of his wife Helen's successful business, an adulterous affair, and several other complications involving the neighbours and his mother-in-law.

This very entertaining comedy was the recipient of The Evening Standard Award for "Comedy of the Year" in 1986 and starred Richar Briers as John Bailey.

Directed by Delyse Rostron.

The Cast:

John Bailey A professional man but being out of work takes its toll.  Stage age:  45-50s

Mary Ferguson  The mother-in-law.  A widow, unsettled, lonely.  Stage age:  60s

Helen Bailey John's wife.  Successful, bright.  Stage age:  40s

Gwen Hollis  An attractive, bored housewife.  Stage age:  30s

Arthur Hollis.  A building contractor.  A man's man.  Burly.  Stage age:  30s

Tom Bailey, the son.  Lively young man.  Likes punk rock, plays in a band.  A scene-stealing role.  stage age:  18-22

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KEY DATES:

READING: TUESDAY 29 JANUARY AT 8.00 PM.    AUDITIONS:  THURSDAY 31 JANUARY AT 7.30 PM

PERFORMANCE DATES: SAT 4 TO SAT 11 MAY AT 730 PM.  REHEARSALS START ON MONDAY 18 MARCH.