Charley's Aunt

A comedy, by Brandon Thomas. Directed by Maureen Hoye
October 2007



This classic evergreen farce is set in Oxford during Commemoration Week. The imminent visit of Charles Wykeham's aunt from Brazil, Donna Lucia, provides an excuse for Charles and Jack to invite their young ladies to meet her. When a telegram arrives postponing Donna Lucia's visit, they persuade their amiable friend Babbs (since they must have a chaperon) to impersonate the aunt. Here the fun begins, Babbs thoroughly enjoys being kissed and caressed by the girls and receiving their confidences, but finds his ingenuity severely taxed when brought face to face with the real Donna Lucia. Moreover, Donna Lucia amuses herself by concealing her identity while declaring that she knew Donna Lucia's husband most intimately. All ends, of course, most happily and Hymeneally. Period 1892.

This production of Charley's Aunt is one not to be missed! For the first time on the Rottingdean stage, this production will be performed in the round!

Acts and Scenes

    Act One

  • Scene 1 : Jack Chesney's rooms in St Olde's College, in the morning

  • Interval of 15 minutes

    Act Two

  • Scene 1 : The garden outside Jack's rooms, that afternoon

  • Interval of 15 minutes

    Act Three

  • Scene 1 : The drawing Room at Mr Spettigue's house, that evening

Cast and Crew

Colonel, Sir Francis Chesney, Bart Andrew Hindell
Stephen Spettigue Terry Bourne
Jack Chesney Tim Secrett
Charles Wykeham Neil Border
Lord Fancourt Babberley (Babbs) Graeme Lake
Brassett Julian McDowell
Donna Lucia D'alvadorez Anita Gilson
Kitty Verdun Francis Gardner
Amy Spettigue Sarah Daniels
Ela Delahay Christine Cullis-Cussens

Performance Dates

Thu 18th Oct 2007 at 7:45 PM
Fri 19th Oct 2007 at 7:45 PM
Sat 20th Oct 2007 at 2:00 PM
Sat 20th Oct 2007 at 7:45 PM



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