Baseball and growing pains in Potters Bar

PUBLISHED: 20:54 21 October 2011 | UPDATED: 21:05 21 October 2011

Rehearsals for Potters Bar Theatre Company production of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs

Rehearsals for Potters Bar Theatre Company production of Neil Simon's Brighton Beach Memoirs


THE hardships of puberty, sexual fantasy and family eccentricities are more likely to be explored in a late night Channel Four teen drama than on a Hertfordshire amateur stage.

But those are the themes of Potters Bar Theatre Company’s latest production, Brighton Beach Memoirs, which runs at The Tilbury Hall, Darkes Lane, from October 25-29.

The Neil Simon play, often hilarious and always poignant, is the first in his so-called ‘Eugene Trilogy’.

Eugene is a teenage Jewish boy who lives in a cramped family house in Brooklyn with his parents, his aunt, two cousins and his brother, Stanley, whom he looks up to and admires.

He wants to be a baseball player, but if that doesn’t work out he’ll settle for being a writer.

The action focuses on the detailed daily journal he keeps of his family’s eccentricities.

Performances are at 8pm Tuesday, October 25 to Saturday, October 29, with a matinée at 3pm on the Saturday.

Tickets are £9 for adults and £7 for under 18s, with concessions at £7 for the Tuesday evening and Saturday matinée performances.

Tickets are available by calling 07985 542204, or by post to PBTC Box Office, PO Box 154, Potters Bar, Herts. EN6 2WB (cheques payable to ‘Potters Bar Theatre Company’, please include a stamped addressed envelope).

You can also book online at – booking fee applies.

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