Past Productions

2015

"Love begins at fifty" by Raymond Hopkins

"Nothing" - a surprise sketch adapted from L.

Performances

09.04., 10.04., 16.04., 17.04., 18.04., 19.04. - Kulturforum am Hafen 

Diese Fotos wurden uns freundlicherweise von Claudia Michaelis (BT) zur Verfügung gestellt. Vielen Dank!

Anita and Clive Banks have been married for 24 years and have led an uneventful life. But all that is about to change. Although in a loveless marriage, Clive has never been unfaithful. However, as preparations for his fiftieth birthday are underway, Clive feels that life is passing him by and has a yearning for one last fling. To this end, he chooses three prospective partners from the ‘Lonely Hearts’ column in the local paper. By a strange twist of fate, the same paper is offering a Caribbean cruise, as the first prize, in a competition to find the perfect married couple. Anita enters the competition but keeps it a secret from Clive. A photographer arrives to take pictures of the happy couple the night Anita is away, and Clive is busy at home, entertaining one of his new dates. From that point onwards, things get a little complicated, to say the least. The action is fast and furious in this hilarious farce.

 

This is one of the most frenetically funny farces I have reviewed for some time, up to the standards of the best of Ray Cooney … side-splitting laughter…a fast and furious farce which provides hilarious opportunities.

Amateur Stage


LOVE BEGINS AT FIFTY has been a great success. As well as a record – breaking season as a summer show at Torquay, it has been performed by amateur companies throughout the UK, Australia and Europe.


Cast
   
Anita Banks
Elegant, well educated. Feels superior to her husband
Antje Ehlers
Clive Banks
Husband of above. Has been starved of love by his wife
Jürgen Kotisa
Jack Reynolds
A lifelong friend of Clive. Confirmed bachelor
Dennis Tappert
Claire Murphy
A lifelong friend of Anita
Dagmar Lorgeoux
Tracy Barton
Anita's and Clive's daughter
Alexandra Gehrke
Annabel Windsor
Always on the lookout for fun
Martina Stölting
Mavis Leggett An eccentric saleswoman Waltraud Hundeshagen
Emily Roberts Attractive and very lovable - but painfully shy Inge Stücken
Henry Clark Reporter, always cheerful and talkative Jan Andresen
Suzie A goldfish  

 

"Nothing..." - a surprise sketch

Cast    
She             
Bossy wife       
Brigitte Kapp
He Downtrodden husband                      
Martin Kuhlberg


Programme leaflet 2015

Both plays directed by Karsten Wildeisen

April 19 - Our Last Show!  Thanks a lot to all our supporters!

What the press wrote:

Buxtehuder Tageblatt, 13.04.2015
Buxtehuder Tageblatt, 13.04.2015
Neue Buxtehuder, 10.04.2015
Neue Buxtehuder, 10.04.2015
Buxtehuder Tageblatt, 02.04.2015
Buxtehuder Tageblatt, 02.04.2015

Lots of fun at rehearsals!

Update: 2017-11-07

Rehearsals:

Each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

at VHS Buxtehude, R. 112