Drama club ladies take A Seat in the Park

Linda Robb and Val Hamilton star in A Seat in the Park.

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The next production in the Benderloch and North Connel Drama Club series of audio plays will be a double bill of plays from Seat in The Park by Cherry Vooght.

The plays, See if I Care and Still Life feature the club stalwarts Linda Robb and Val Hamilton, supported by Eilidh Orr, Fiona Turnbull and Anuschka Miller.

Linda and Val are reprising the roles that they first took in 1988 when the club performed the plays, first in the Corran Halls and then at McCaig’s Tower in the summer of 1989. (A third play from the Seat in the Park collection, Night Song, was also performed at the tower featuring other well-known faces, Mary Heath and Fiona Young.)

At the time, this was the first of the club’s shows to be staged in the tower, which was followed in subsequent years by some Alan Ayckbourn one-act plays and the very successful Midsummer Night’s Dream in 1991.

See if I Care and Still Life attempt to look below the surface of the bittersweet and often comic friendship between two elderly women. They are ordinary people passing the time away from their old people’s home as best they can, coping with the situation better than most. Talking in snatches, thinking aloud, joking and bickering without rancour as a natural outlet for their frustrations with life.

This double bill will be available on Eventbrite for one day only, starting at 7pm on Saturday, May 8. See Benderloch and North Connel Drama Club Facebook page for more details.