John Mortimer is most famously known for his creation Rumpole of The Bailey but he has been a prolific writer of novels and plays on a wide range of themes. The theme linking these three delightful comedies is that one or more of the characters in the plays has a guilty secret.
In Mill Hill, Peter is contemplating an affair with Denise yet something seems to be holding him back. Could it have something to do with the contents of his cricket bag, what does Sir Walter Raleigh have to do with it and why is Denise’s husband so keen to watch them both?
In Edwin, Lady Margaret awaits the homecoming of her only son. With her are her husband, a retired judge and their bohemian, artistic neighbour. Tension rises as Edwin’s paternity is called into question. What secrets will be revealed, what indiscretions in the shrubbery, what revelations from the hot and sultry summers of their youth? And – the burning question – who nurtured Lady Margaret’s colchicums, her naked ladies, who trimmed her bush?
In Knightsbridge, debutante Francesca brings home her much older fiancée to meet Mummy. Before they meet a confusing phone call heralds the arrival of a stranger which throws into doubt the nature of Mummy’s profession. Why is she advertising a “double fronted lady’s chest” and where did she acquire her expertise in French Polishing?
Camp Theatre is a not for profit Community Theatre Company that celebrated its 21st anniversary earlier this year. The Company has toured Cornwall and Devon many times in the last few years and was last at The Lane Theatre in November 2014 with Richard Bean’s political farce “In The Club”.
Tickets £10.00 / £8.00 concessions