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Lymington Players bring It Could Be Any One of Us to Malt Hall Theatre

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AN all-female cast will star in Lymington Players' forthcoming production It Could Be Any One of Us by playwright Alan Ayckbourn.

On stage at Lymington’s Malt Theatre from 3rd-12th February, the story is billed as a tongue-in-cheek, comedy murder mystery about an eccentric family of failures in an argument over a will.

Players chair Janette Russell said: “We have bravely gone for an all-female cast and three of the six actors will be performing with us for the first time. We are also welcoming new people to backstage and set construction/painting roles.

Lymington Players
Lymington Players

“There have been challenges to get the whole cast at rehearsals because of self-isolating rules. We have fingers crossed that all will be well on the night.”

The play revolves around three adult sisters who live together in their inherited dilapidated house: a classical composer, a writer and an artist, whose creations are so bad they have never been heard, read or seen outside the family.

Also sharing the home is the writer’s dysfunctional teenage daughter as well as her partner who is a failed insurance investigator but convinced she is a real detective.

The obnoxious older sister has inherited full control over all the finances, but despite being woefully untalented still blames the other sisters for her lack of success as a composer.

She exacts her revenge on them by writing a will to pass absolutely everything to a person outside the family. Who is this mysterious beneficiary?

This terrifies the rest of this hapless household who will be made homeless and destitute on her death. A murder may be the only solution, but whose? And by whom?

The production is directed by Colin Keir who has been involved with Lymington Players since 1993. Joining him as assistant director is Pauline Combes, who recently moved to the area after previously taking on many roles in local amateur dramatics.

The Malt will operate at reduced capacity for the comfort and safety of audiences.

Tickets are £12 or £10 for Lymington Community Centre members. For more information and bookings visit www.lymingtoncommunity.com or contact 01590 672337.

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