The final play of the season will be See How They Run by Philip King, which will run from May 13 to May 26, 2018. This classic English farce was first seen in 1940 and is constantly being revived, both professionally and with community theatre groups. In 2006, the British Theatre Guide wrote that “It remains arguably the funniest farce ever written.” Whilst I wouldn’t go to the stake for that, it is certainly a very funny play, with parts for 6 men and 3 women.
Galloping in and out of the four doors of an English country vicarage during World War II are an American actor and actress (he is now stationed with the air force in England), a cockney maid who has seen too many American movies, an old maid who “touches alcohol for the first time in her life,” four men dressed as clergy, presenting the problem of which is which (one of them is an escaped prisoner) and a sedate bishop aghast at all these goings on and the trumped up stories they tell him. “A period piece that has stood the test of time remarkably well… hilarious comic situations and misunderstandings…” ~ The Independent, 2008