The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society’s Production of Macbeth
A comedy by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jnr
Performance dates 16th to 18th May
Now fully cast and rehearsals have commenced
Introducing the intrepid ladies of the F.A.H.E.T.G. Dramatic Society, together with their daring Producer, David, and Stage Manager, Henry.
Their production – original in the extreme – of the classic tragedy Macbeth should guarantee them a place in the drama finals at the Welwyn Garden City after nine months of painstaking rehearsals. However, under the carefully mascara’d eye of adjudicator, Mr George Peach, events conspire to ensure that everything will not be all right on the night. Injured Kate bravely troupes on with a leg in plaster, only to find her injuries more painful and numerous as the evening progresses; Lady Macbeth misses her bus stop and gets carried away by public transport so that Henry, the stage manager, must manfully step into the breach – minus spectacles but still moustachioed. And, if this isn’t enough, Peach announces they have 8 ½ minutes left in which to perform the final Act otherwise they are disqualified. As usual, the ladies rise to the occasion – they may not reach Welwyn Garden City but they come close to doing for Macbeth what Tom Stoppard did for Hamlet.