The Ministry of Entertainment was formed by two actors, Kate McNab and Joe Hobbs, to produce theatre based on oral histories from the era of the Second World War. They had met in 1997 during Bristol Old Vic’s premier run of Up the Feeder, Down the Mouth which was directed by Andy Hay and written by A.C.H. Smith about Bristol Docks from the stories of the dockers themselves. During the run Joe and Kate persuaded fellow performer Kit Morgan to be musical director for their new venture. more…
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MRS. GERRISH’S GUESTHOUSE
Written by: Joe Hobbs, Music by: Kit Morgan
Mrs. Brenda Gerrish streaks into the stratosphere of 50s' sophistication in the
It is 1958 and the summer season at Weston-super-Mare is drawing to a close and although the charabangs have returned most of the lobster-red holidaymakers back to their Midland homes, Mrs. Gerrish’s Guesthouse is still full and displaying the ‘No Vacancies’ sign.
Apart from the residential guests like 97-year-old Mrs. Gimlet, whose relatives were rumoured to have caused the great potato famine of 1845, the short-term visitors to Mrs. Gerrish’s Guest House include the suave and debonair Mr. Thomas Terry, the intrepid Hurley family from West Bromich who arrive shoe-horned into their motor cycle combination and the Great Mephysto, star of the Winter Gardens ‘Summertime Jamboree’.
TOURING DATES 2016:
Friday 18th November at 7.30pm
Saturday 19th November at 7.30pm
Sunday 27th November at 7.30pm
Friday 2nd December at 7.30pm
Saturday 3rd December at 7.30pm
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