The Birds, The Bees and Therapy
Sheringham Little Theatre
Wednesday 14th ~ Saturday 17th October 2015
Director: Jackie Overton
This hilarious fast paced comedy/farce is set on a split stage; half is in the flat of Steve Kingsellar, half in the local Community Centre where he works as a group therapist.
After a drunken night out with friends drowning his sorrows trying to forget the love of his life Emma, his married friend, he unfortunately meets slightly delusional and deranged Samantha!
The play begins with Steve waking up with little memory of the night before and finds his trouble free life beginning to unravel at a rapid rate of knots when Samantha reappears to declare her true feelings for him. To confuse his life further his cantankerous and flatulent father turns up, whilst Steve is trying to fend off his flirty OAP neighbour! Throw into the mix his group therapy patients who have various problems including, anger, OCD, alcoholism plus a lothario taxi driver and everything comes to a head with his professional and personal life intertwining into chaos!
REVIEW EASTERN DAILY PRESS 15/10/15
It's hard for a physician to heal himself, as the old saying goes. Nowhere have I seen this wise saw better illustrated than in Cromer and Sheringham Operatic and Dramatic Society's new production.
Their farcical comedy is a day in the life of a marriage counsellor called Steve (Martin Rodwell). Although his regular surgery in the local community centre has earned him much respect, his own romantic life leaves much to be desired. If only he could follow his own good advice.
As the lights go up, Steve is still shackled to the handcuffs of last night's antics. He was out on the town, trying to forget his hopeless obsession for a married woman. Along the way, he picked up a stalker called Sam (Andrea Wilson) who swears that he proposed. To complicate matters, his father (Richard Delahaye) has been thrown out and turns up to stay - perhaps indefinitely.
The show takes place on a split stage where the action flits seamlessly from Steve's dysfunctional home-life to a meeting he is running for people with relationship difficulties.
Things get quite bonkers, but everything somehow manages to end well.
The cast of twelve do director Jackie Overton proud. Great fun. Eve Stebbing
Steve Kingsellar - Martin Rodwell
Samantha Holescock - Andrea Wilson
Mike Kingsellar - Richard Delahaye
Kate Stockwell - Kat Tindall
Jerry Taylor - Andrew Payne
Mandy Taylor - Hazel Martin
Tom Pepper - Robin Taylor
Holly Morrison - Joanna Ryan
Ben Maxwell - Glen Hall
Gregory Jenkins - Grahame Woodrow
Roberta Murray - Madeline Hudson
Emma Franklin - Kerry Davis