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Date(s) - 17/05/2018
7:30 pm

Bartholomew Players


Type of Event: Production
Start Time: 19:30
Start Date: 16th May 2018
End Date: 19th May 2018
Name of the Event: The Safari Party by Tim Firth
Group Name: Bartholomew Players
Name of Venue: Eynsham Village Hall
Street: Back Street
City or Town: Eynsham
County: Oxfordshire
Postcode: OX29 4QW
Region: South East
Country: United Kingdom
Description of Event: This is a fast-moving, hilarious comedy by the man who wrote Calendar Girls and who has worked with Willy Russell and Alan Ayckbourn. It features 3 households in Cheshire who hold a safari dinner party, with one course in each house. Young “farming” brothers Daniel and Adam are trying to get their lives on a sound footing after a traumatic past. Lol and Esther are brash and vulgar, but in search of the rural idyll, while their long-suffering, but mischievous daughter Bridget forges her own path. Inga is an antiques dealer, with a creative streak. They don’t get on and when the secrets of the table are revealed, it all kicks off.
The Telegraph called it “a cracking comedy – cunningly constructed, thematically rich and above all blissfully funny”.
The Guardian said it “becomes a brilliant expose of bourgeois self-deceit, brought to a pitch of squirming social embarrassment”.
Director Gareth Hammond says “I am always looking out for engaging play scripts that press all the buttons. The quality of Tim Firth’s writing is outstanding, making it a joy to realise this story on stage. There is humour aplenty, but with darker undercurrents also emerging in the clever plot. We have assembled a very talented cast to bring the colourful characters to life. We had our most successful show ever with Calendar Girls a few years back, so hope to put on another cracker this time.
As usual, we are partnering with a local group for our Charity Supper Show. This time Eynsham Community Primary School PTA will assist us in organising the evening in return for a share of the profits. We look forward to seeing you!
Venue: Eynsham Village Hall, Back Lane, Eynsham, OX29 4QW
Dates: Wed 16th – Sat 19th May 2018
Tickets – for Wed, Thurs and Saturday nights
Doors open: 7.00pm, Performance: 7.30pm
Price: £9.00 (concessions £8.00)
– in advance from Denise Santilli, 07990 537462, bart [dot] players [at] gmail [dot] com,
– from Evenlode DIY in Eynsham
– on the door

Tickets for FRIDAY 18th May – must be purchased in advance by 14th May
Doors open: 6.10pm, Food served: 6.30pm – 7.30pm, Performance: 7.30pm
Advance Tickets only: £18.00
Available: in advance from Denise Santilli, 07990 537462,
Contact email address: bart [dot] players [at] gmail [dot] com
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