Four Farces for the price of one at Welwyn Garden City theatre

PUBLISHED: 19:55 17 April 2013 | UPDATED: 19:55 17 April 2013

FOUR Farces can be seen at the Hawthorne Theatre in Welwyn Garden City later this month.

ONE thing everyone wants is value for money. And if you’re going for a night out, that goes double.

Well, with a new production at the Hawthorne Theatre, in WGC, you don’t just get one good night out – you get four for the price of one.

Four Farces is a new production from the renowned European Arts Company, bringing four one-act Victorian farces together in one evening.

With more than a touch of Monty Python and the Goons, the quartet of short plays mix duelling pistols, cross-dressing, thwarted lovers, double-crossing, romance and intoxication into a sublime evening of mayhem and merriment.

Box And Cox presents us with a shifty landlady who is renting the same room out to two men, one who works the dayshift and one who’s on nights. Neither knows the other exists – until unforeseen circumstances bring them together.

The same author, John Maddison Morton, also provides a second play – An Unwarrantable Intrusion.

Snoozle is looking forward to a day of peace, without his family around to spoil it. But when he rescues a chap trying to commit suicide in his garden pond, his quiet day is turned upside down…

The remaining two pieces – Wanted: A Young Lady, and Duel In The Dark – are similarly silly, surreal and spirited.

Four Farces plays at the Hawthorne on Thursday, April 25. The performance starts at 8pm.

Tickets are £14 (£12 concessions) or £12 (£10 concessions) if bought in advance. Zebra card holders £10.


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