Hertford Dramatic & Operatic Society

Registered charity 271065


Double Acts

Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17th February 2024

The Studio Theatre, Hertford

Synopsis

Double Acts by John Finnemore, writer of Cabin Pressure and star of Miranda, was a series of radio comedies produced for BBC Radio 4. The first series of six episodes was broadcast in 2015. A second series was broadcast in 2017. Each episode features only two main speaking parts and is a self-contained play, although some are loosely connected.

Three episodes presented as one act plays will make up what  promises to be a hilarious evening of comedy. 

Enter the world of the company known as Willard & Son Bath Suppliers and the extraordinary people whose lives revolve around it. Six characters. Three stories. One hilarious show.

ACT 1 - WYSINNWYG

In the Sales Support Department of Willard & Son Bath Suppliers, Kerry meets an obstinate new boss, Adele, whom she must deal with in order to climb up the corporate ladder.

Adele – LOUISE PATON   Kerry – SADIE WOOD

"In the game of office politics, what you see is not necessarily what you get..."

ACT 2 - RED HANDED

Joel comes home unexpectedly early from work to find an unusual visitor in the shape of Henry. An older gentleman dressed in a suit, Henry is charming, suave, intelligent, well-spoken...and he just happens to be burgling Joel' house.

Henry – IAN COLPITTS Joel – VINCE MATHEWS

“Keep your wits about you, put the kettle on, and prepare yourself…for Henry.”

ACT 3 - HOT DESK

At Willard & Son at precisely seven in the morning and seven in the evening, a receptionist and a security guard meet to swap ownership of a desk each day, which blossoms into an unusual relationship.

Security Guard – ANDY BOWDEN Receptionist – VICTORIA POLYDOROU

"A charming comedy of awkward romance, See you at seven!"

Directed by Harry Harding.
Each Act is 40 minutes long.

There will be two 10-minute intervals between Acts 1 and 2 and Acts 2 and 3.

Tickets are now on sale at £13 each.