Ruskin Players Theatre
The Church's Ruskin Players are unique in South London in that all plays are performed "in-the-round". This means that we do not use a conventional stage. Rather, the floor of our Ruskin Hall is the stage, and the audience sit on the sides, looking across to the actors on the same level. We regularly present comedy, drama and musical entertainment in the round. The Ruskin Players are affiliated to Carshalton Methodist Church.
THE SCOTTISH PLAY
A comedy by Graham Holliday
16th, 17th and 18th May at 8.00pm
Tickets £6.50 - £5.50 for concessions
Box Office 020 8647 5844
Synopsis of The Scottish Play
Michael has always harboured an ambition to direct Macbeth, so when the autumn production of The Shellsfoot Thespians is cancelled he seizes his opportunity. He encounters problems, of course, from finding enough men, to telling grande dame Geraldine that he does not want her as Lady Macbeth, despite being offered a bribe which would pay production costs. He casts his wife in the part opposite Frank, with whom she is having an affair, unbeknowst to Michael. It soon appears that the theatrical jinx surrounding the play extends to amateur productions, and to Michael's own life, too, but he is determioned to get the show on at any cost, and that includes his job, his wife and finding a new venue when banned from using the church hall. As the play ends, Michael watches, totally absorbed, as the first performance begins.
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