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Cliffhangers – two short plays
for the 10Parishes Festival

Tuesday 8th & Wednesday 9th September: Wiveliscombe Town Hall
Thursday 10th September: The Place, Wilfred Road, Taunton
Friday 11th September: Blackdown Hills Healthy Living Centre, Hemyock
We have enjoyed being part of the Ten Parishes Festival since 2007 when we presented a radio-themed cabaret called Your Starter For Ten in honour of the launch of 10Radio, Wiveliscombe's Community station.
In 2009, we took a pair of one act plays under the title of Soho Squared. the first was a revolutionary comedy by Ian Hay called the Crimson Coconut, set in the weird and wonderful world of pre-First World War Soho, complete with sinister Russian Anarchists and a lovelorn waiter. The second half of the bill was a marvellous piece by A P Herbert – Two Gentlemen of Soho. Written in mock-Shakespearean iambic pentameter, it jumped the action forward to the 1920s and the café, jazz and flapper age. Most recently, in 2013, we performed a hilarious version of The Three Musketeers with three actors playing a three times as many characters.
This year’s offering is another brace of playlets under the title Cliff Hangers. It promises to be an evening of drama, comedy and twists in the tail.
The first piece is Murdering Muriel by Geoff Parker. Barry’s affair with shapely neighbour Caroline is the catalyst for their plan to murder Barry’s wife Muriel but events do not go quite to plan.
The second hald of the evening will be a premiere of Cliff-Hanger Cottage by our own Nic Dawson, one of the Highly Commended entries in this year's Original Playwriting Festival, organised by the Somerset Fellowship of Drama. Here we find Sue and John looking forward to a peaceful break at their sea-side cottage to indulge their love of detective stories – but they end up with their very own mystery to solve.
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