Last production: Who's in Bed with the Butler

Written by Michael Parker

Staged by Hook Players in 2016

Directed by Graeme Cooper

Stage managed by Charlotte Handy

Evening shows are on Thursday 24th, Friday 25th and Saturday 26th November 2016.

A billionaire has bequeathed all of his assets to his only daughter Constance - except the 22-million-pound yacht he wanted Josephine to have, a 25 million-pound art collection left to Renee and some priceless vintage automobiles willed to Marjorie. Constance arrives at her father's mansion with her lawyer, determined to find out who these women are and to buy them off or contest the will.

The butler seems to hold the key and she learns from him that the three sultry ladies were her father's lovers. She also discovers that the yacht, the art and the cars have vanished, all having been sold to The Bimbo Corporation. Could the butler be behind the shenanigans - and is he carrying on with all of the ladies in question? Does the elderly, deaf housekeeper really have a pet rat? Can the bumbling detective hired by Constance really be so inept, linguistically as well as professionally? And why has the butler hired an actress to play his wife?

"Full of laughs and mile-a-minute dialogue. The hilarity builds. Whoever comes to see this play needs to bring lots of Kleenex for the tears of laughter." - The Winchester Press

"Excellent physical comedy. Truly remarkable characters." - Woodland Daily Democrat

"For Parker, farce is serious business. You must see this romp." - The Sacramento Bee

Cast

Wilma Jordan Agnes
Paul Cuttle Clifton
Hazel Bonnin Susie Legere
Caroline Ebsworth Constance Olden
Elizabeth Knight Rose Vance
Fergus Kirkham William Davis Junior
Sofia Belfelice Renee LaFleur
Fiona Kirkham Josephine Sykes
Ros Hill Marjorie Merivale

Production team

Alison Roberts Make Up
Ann Grigg Set Design / Construction
Antony Hunter Box Office
Christina Emery Bar Manager
Janet West Make Up
Kara Stanford Production Marketing
Mark Thomas Lighting / Sound
Paul Teuma Set Design / Construction
Phil Knight Lighting / Sound
Ros Shepherd Publicity , Assistant Director , Costumes
Trees Newsagents Box Office
Warwick Howe Props