Bawtry Phoenix Theatre Company’s recent production of the Wizard of Oz was a huge success. The show was a joint production by the adult and young people of the company and was staged at the Phoenix Theatre in Bawtry in early April.
Their next production is ‘Quartet’ by Ronald Harwood, which will be performed from 13th to 20th May at Bawtry Phoenix Theatre.
Lifelong friends Wilf and Reggie, together with former colleague Cissy, are residents at Beecham House, a home for retired opera singers. Every year on Giuseppe Verdi’s birthday, the residents unite to give a concert to raise funds for their home. But when Jean Horton, a former grande dame of the opera fallen on hard times, also Reggie’s ex-wife and the fourth and most celebrated member of their former quartet, moves into the home to everyone’s surprise, the plans for this year’s concert start to unravel.
As old grudges threaten to undermine past glories and theatrical temperaments play havoc with the rehearsal schedule, it becomes apparent that having four of the finest singers in English operatic history under one roof offers no guarantee that the show will go on. The play is directed by Tony Jones.
Tickets, priced at £8 (£7 concessions), are available from the box office on 01302 710825 or from Bawtry Library on Doncaster Road, Bawtry.