The Greville Theatre Club



Bazaar & Rummage

by Sue Townsend


November 2001

Directed by
James Rawes


Written by the author of "The Diary of Adrian Mole", this humorous but touching and thought provoking drama centres around 4 agoraphobic ladies, who, as part of a self help group, decide to break through their troubled and insular lives for one day at least by bravely staging a rummage sale in their local church hall.





The very different but equally pathetic lives of these ladies, set against the background of a mental illness which few of us encounter, yields a rich vein of black humour which is tapped mercilessly by Sue Townsend.  Slowly the underlying reasons for their fear of exposure begin to emerge, and, with the help of a well meaning trainee social worker, it soon becomes clear that their self-appointed and self righteous leader has been unintentionally undermining their hopes of recovery, tying them to her to fuel her own sense of importance and ego.

Cast

MARGARET (an agoraphobic vulgarian):
BELL (an obsessively clean agoraphobic):
FLISS (a trainee social worker):
GWENDA (an ex-agoraphobic social worker):
KATRINA (an agoraphobic ex-variety "songstress"):
A WOMAN POLICE CONSTABLE:


      Jan Mitchell
      Judy Lee
      Carol Parradine
      Lynda Shelverton
      Jan Ford
      Karen Ashton