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ARCHIVE - PAST EVENT
by Philip King
A classic, chaotic wartime farce
â€œ ... delivers real entertainment value".
Merton-cum-Middlewick, 1942: the inhabitants are braced for an imminent Nazi invasion. But Miss Skillon, the spinsterish village busybody, considers that a far greater danger threatens the Reverend Lionel Toop. Not only is his new young wife Penelope thoroughly â€˜modernâ€™ - and worse, an actress - but Miss S. is also convinced sheâ€™s . . . having an affair . . .
"...by half-way though Act One, thanks to whiplash timing, outrageous mugging and unfailing energy and attack, the audience is already simmering in that delicious delirium where the least gesture on stage is enough to set off another rumble of laughter in the stalls. Baron never lets it go off the boil and the laughs keep on coming. Subtle it is not; great fun it most assuredly is." Robert Dawson Scott, The Times
"When staying in Pitlochry during the early part of the war, I chanced to see a stately house with a fairly large garden, quite close to the town. I at once realised that here my dream theatre might well be established in this fashionable resort right in the heart of Scotland"â€¦ John Stewart, Founder of Pitlochry Festival Theatre.