1990 productions

16–20 October 1990

That's The Way To Do It

By Cooling & Hart

When Mt PUnch is sent to prison for cruelty to his family he promptly escapes and goes on the run. On the way he meets the sneaky Mr Croc O'Diall who is using the mute clown Joey as a way of making money in a fairground sideshow.

With Mr Punch's help he escapes and they go on an adventure meeting many different characters from the popular sea side puppet show along the way including the faded Magician "The Amazing Buffo".

When the law finally catches up with Mr Punch they find that he is a reformed character and ready to live happily ever after with Mrs Punch and their baby.

26–28 April 1990

‘The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of Macbeth’

By David McGillivary and Walter Zerlin Jr

‘Macbeth’ as you have never seen it before and certainly not as Shakespeare intended!

Mrs Reece, Chairwoman and self styled 'Leader' of The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society overcomes every obstacle to try and win a place in the national finals with her society's production of ‘Macbeth’.

When a member of cast gets on the wrong bus and fails to get to the hall on time she wastes no time in roping in Henry, the church hall caretaker, to fill the role of Lady Macbeth – the fact he is a man and has a beard is no problem – the show must go on!

Under the watchful eye of Mr George Peach the official adjudicator for the show anything and everything that can go wrong, does go wrong. From sets being put up the wrong way round to toilet paper blizzards, nothing is going to stop Mrs Reece from getting to those finals in Welwyn Garden City.

23–27 January 1990

Mother Goose

By Terry Cooling

Old Mother Goose is to be thrown off her land because she cannot pay the Squire and his Bailiffs the rent. Knowing that Mother Goose is a kind soul the good fairy sends her a gift in the shape of Priscilla, the golden egg laying goose. Mother Goose loves her as a friend and welcomes Priscilla into her family, for the first time in her life Mother Goose is rich. Along comes the Demoness who has a bet with the fairy. She claims there is no-one on earth who is happy with what they have got, they always want more. The fairy disagrees, and uses Mother Goose as an example of goodness.

The Demoness tempts Mother Goose with the one thing she doesn’t have – youth and beauty. She persuades Mother Goose to give up Priscilla in exchange for a visit to the “Pool of Beauty”. She hands Priscilla over, and enters the pool, emerging as (she thinks) a beautiful woman.

All her friends don’t like her now – they want the old Mother Goose back. Too late she realises that beauty is NOT everything, and that she must get Priscilla back. Finally she goes to the “Goose Court” in Gooseland to plead for Priscilla, she gets her back, and all ends happily ever after.