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THEATRE PREVIEW

february 2019 | Volume 176

 

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UP AND COMING
by Eric Chappell
Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Dr.
Feb. 16-Mar. 9
$25/$22
www.metrotheatre.com or 604-266-7191
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Metro Theatre is excited to bring UP and COMING – a comedy written by Eric Chappell and directed by Alison Schamberger to our stage February 16 – March 9.

In this riotous bedroom farce a potential Prime Ministerial candidate, Philip Conway, is attending a conference at a Brighton hotel with an eye to becoming the party leader but his campaign is in serious danger of collapse.

Pip is married, with a weak spot for women. Visits from rivals, fellow conspirators and a scantily clad actress in his room coincide rather unfortunately with a hotel lobby full of press and streets full of protesters. Such dalliances go against the grain for a man with political ambition and Pip soon finds himself on the verge of a full-blown sex scandal.

Director Alison Schamberger: “Someone once defined drama as “man in a mess” and you couldn’t find anyone in a bigger mess than Pip Conway, Deputy Prime Minister of the Conservative Party in this play! He seems to be within easy reach of the top job as the current PM is in failing health, but every time he turns around, something else seems to make this increasingly improbable. Improbability is, after all a key element in farce!

Tickets are $25 Adult or $22 Senior/Student with a special 2 for $37 every Thursday.

Tickets can be reserved by calling the Box Office (604 266 7191) or purchased online: TICKETS

CAST

Character………………………………Performer
Higgs……………………………………Matt Ireland
The Rt Hon Philip Conway MP………Simon Roberts
Vicky…………………………………….Debbie Kagy
Lorna Fiske…………………………….Sophie Gardner
The Rt Hon George Reynolds MP…..Rob Gillespie
Lionel Berryman MP…………………..Peter Robbins
The Rt Hon John Henderson MP……Tom Kavadias

PRODUCTION TEAM

Director……………………………..Alison Schamberger
Production Manager……………….Jon Morris
Stage Manager……………………..Al Zylstra
Asst Stg Mgr / Props……………….Colleen Shook
Asst Stg Mgr / Props……………….Melissa Chalkley
Set Designer………………………..Don Briard
Costume Designer……………..…..Heike Maulhardt
Lighting Designer……………………Les Erskine
Technical Director…………………..Jamie Horsley
General Manager…………………….Les Erskine
Head Carpenter……………………..Robin Richardson
Scenic Painting……………………..Tracy-Lynn Chernaske
Set Decoration……………………….Tracy-Lynn Chernaske
Publicity………………………………Debra Danny
Graphic Design………………………Barbara LaBounta
Wardrobe Manager………………….Sean Ullmann
Photography…………………………Tracy-Lynn Chernaske

Metro Theatre is a non-profit theatre company, dedicated to promoting and developing theatre arts.  This is our 56th continuous season of bringing laughter, intrigue and surprise to live audiences. UP AND COMING is our 515th show.

 

 

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