Pull Up Your Socks 3 Vintage Comedies by Gertrude Jennings

18 Oct 2017 - 21 Oct 2017
7:30 pm
Doors open 18.30pm
St Philip's and St James Church
Whitton
TW2 7DY

 ‘LOST’ FOR YEARS: THREE COMIC GEMS MAKE A DRAMATIC RETURN TO THE STAGE

Pull Up Your Socks!       3 Vintage Comedies by Gertrude Jennings: 

Allotments, In the Fog, The Rest Cure

Tickets:  £10 / £5 (under 16’s)

Book on-line at www.gertrudejennings.com

When Optik Theatre director Barry Edwards was asked to produce an event for Richmond upon Thames 2014 WW1 Centenary programme he came across a small book of plays published in 1914 by a writer he had never heard of – Gertrude Jennings. That discovery has opened up a treasure trove of comic masterpieces and the forthcoming production of Allotments, In the Fog and The Rest Cure will bring to seven the number of plays by Gertrude Jennings that Optik Theatre have performed since the first production of Between the Soup and the Savoury and Pros and Cons in 2014. Her plays are brilliant satirical pieces that combine comedy, farce and provocative social commentary. She was a pioneer of women’s writing and amazingly led the first theatre company into France to perform to the troops in 1915, It still comes as a surprise that she has been largely forgotten and her work unperformed for decades, something that Barry Edwards and his company are determined to remedy.

Creative team:

Barry Edwards   Director

Giles Chiplin     Designer

Clive Bell       Original Music

Sally Lewis      Publicity

Cast includes Kathryn O’Reilly  (Call the Midwife, Holby City, Joint Stock) and Spotlight Showcase 2017 finalist Imogen Irving 

Presented by Optik