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Black Comedy and Who Calls?

Event Details

  • An Amateur Production performed by The Alexandra Players


  • The Alexandra Hall, Bramshot Avenue, Charlton, London, SE7 7HY

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To celebrate 60 years of The Alexandra Players, we bring to you two one-act plays for your enjoyment!

Wednesday 31st May – Saturday 3rd June 2017
8pm (Doors open 7.30pm)
Seats £9 Concessions £8


Peter Shaffer

Hereward Cruttwell Reade, Lizzy Todd, Janet Sweet, Roy Moore, Mark Higgins, Alex Parker & Andrew Spence

Lovesick and desperate, sculptor Brindlsey Miller has embellished his apartment with furniture and objects d’arte “borrowed” from the absent antique collector next door hoping to impress his fiancee’s pompous father and a wealthy art dealer, Schuppanzigh. The fussy neighbour, Harold Gorringe returns just as a blown fuse plunges the apartment into darkness and Brindsley is revealed, teetering on the verge of very ripe farce. Unexpected guests, aging spinsters, errant phone cords and other snares impede his frantic attempts to return the purloined items before light is restored.


David Campton

Juliette Harrison, Clare Sweetapple, Sue McGeehan, Rose Bayley, Katie Melani & Jackie Hartley

In the kitchen of a large Victorian house, four servants sit solemnly in the evening gloom. Upstairs, a midwife attends to the laying-out of their mistress, who has died suddenly, sitting in front of a mirror, adorned with all her jewellery. Mrs Abernethy, the housekeeper, and Lane, the Mistress’s personal maid, are supposed to have listed and locked away all this jewellery, but when Twilley, the maid of all work, finds a diamond ring on the floor, Cook realises that they have appropriated some of the jewellery for themselves and demands a share. Reluctantly, they agree, but then the bell in the Mistress’s room rings. The servants stare at the line of bells in disbelief and mountain apprehension – the midwife has gone, her duty done, and all the servants are in the kitchen – so who calls?


You can now book your seats by telephone, e-mail or, to ensure your seats are reserved and will not be resold, you can book and pay in advance with Paypal by logging on to our website at

*Seats booked by telephone or email, must be collected and paid for no later than 15 minutes before the performance or they may be resold. Tickets purchased through PayPal will not be resold.

Please note that many of our recent performances have been fully booked. It is therefore advisable to book in advance. However, there have been a few occasions when seats have remained vacant. This has been caused mainly when large bookings have not been fully taken up on the night. We are therefore requesting that party bookings are paid in advance.

07867 627 987 : alexandraplayers [at] gmail [dot] com :

The Alexandra Hall is part of Charlton U.R.C. in Bramshot Avenue. The church supports the work of the Alexandra Players thereby enabling the Players to put on their productions.

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