Eclec-ticity: the Revue October 2009


Fancy a recession busting tonic? Well here’s a cafe style revue of classic comedy to lift the gloom.


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Comedy and café make natural bedfellows according to the Butterfly Creek Theatre Troupe.  The Troupe has concocted a recession busting tonic for Eastbourne audiences in the form of a riotous revue, set in the  café style and involving more than 20 actors.

The programme includes an eclectic mix of nearly 30 side-splitters – some of the classics updated with current themes, along with the pre-requisite Melodrama, Shakespeare spoofs, and other comic skits and songs.  The older members of the audience will remember some of the classics fondly but if the cast’s reaction is anything to go by, younger audience will love them too.

Directed by Barry Mawer and Peter Baldock, the revue echoes the origins of the Troupe, its first-ever production being a revue in 1987.  The Troupe has produced several revues over the years and reprised some of its earliest memorable sketches at its twentieth anniversary members’ dinner in 2007.

“It was such a success that we have decided to bring together some new material that would involve an eclectic mix of actors, performing an eclectic mix of sketches.   So we’ve given it a nonsense name “Eclec-ticity” to indicate heaps of variety and heaps of laughs,” says Coordinator and co-director, Barry Mawer.  “The cast will have a ball giving Eastbourne audiences of all ages a fun night out,” he said.

Muritai School Theatre will be decked out with small café tables and will serve wine, coffee and nibbles

Tickets are now  available either from Rona Gallery or via the ticket line 08322-77790.

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