Past Productions

2017

"The Love Nest" by Raymond Hopkins

Farcical comedy by the author of LOVE BEGINS AT FIFTY   (ETB 2015) 

Set in a seaside guest house where misfortune follows misfortune – but ’all’s well that ends well’. Or is it? David and Janet Thompson were deeply in love when they married thirty-two years ago. Their future seemed destined for marital bliss.  That was until Janet’s mother, Marjorie, moved in with them. From that day onwards, things started to go downhill. Their relationship has now reached an all-time low. In a last attempt to save the marriage, the couple have decided to return to the guest house where they spent their honeymoon. The idea being that they will rekindle the lost feelings of warmth and affection they used to share and live happily ever after.

If only life was that simple! The second honeymoon is doomed from the beginning. The guest house is going through a bad patch. Marjorie has decided to come along and upset everyone. David is pursued by an over-zealous waitress, a frustrated newly-wed and an admirer from the past. The result being, the whole week turns into a farce! Will true love win through in the end? Only Napoleon, the mouse, has the answer.

Performances:

13.04., 14.04., 19.04., 20.04., 21.04.2018 at 8:00 p.m., 22.04.2018 Matinée at 11:00 a.m. 

Kulturforum am Hafen, Buxtehude 

Cast

 Jack Longforth  Proprietor of "Sea View Guest House"  Jürgen Kotisa
 Mary Longforth  Wife of above, quiet but competent  Waltraud Hundeshagen
 Tina Lewis  Waitress at guest house, attractive and very likable  Martina Stölting
 Janet Thompson   Has been dominated by her mother all her life  Jana Cords
 Marjorie Braithwaite   Quarrelsome mother of above  Brigitte Kapp 
 David Thompson   A romantic at heart, frustrated by his mother-in-law  Jan Andresen
 Sara Ross   Sexy outgoing personality, just married to Duncan  Nicole Prolingheuer
 Duncan Ross   Very athletic rugby star  Dennis Tappert
 Amina Betnay  Travel journalist, attractive and intelligent  Heike Bergmeyer
 Toni Clark   Hotel inspector, tough exterior but soft at heart  Susann Berndsen
 Napoleon  A mouse  

Staff

Director  Dennis Tappert
Assistant Director / Stage / Costumes / Props                         Anja Droge-Jacobs
Light / Sound  Michael Bahn
Prompt  Anja Ehlers
Photos / Layout  Jürgen Kotisa

Photos of the dress rehearsal - with special thanks to Christa Meyer

Program Flyer 2018

Rehearsals

What the press wrote

Buxtehuder Tageblatt, 09.04.2018
Buxtehuder Tageblatt, 09.04.2018
Neue Buxtehuder - Wochenblatt, 11.04.2018
Neue Buxtehuder - Wochenblatt, 11.04.2018
Buxtehude Tageblatt, 19.4.2018
Buxtehude Tageblatt, 19.4.2018

Update: 2018-06-12

University Players:

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