It’s all go, go gadget funny

Jayne Marling, Emma Craufurd-Stuart, Peter Stubbington and Anthony Fitzgerald in rehearsal. Photo contributed.

Jayne Marling, Emma Craufurd-Stuart, Peter Stubbington and Anthony Fitzgerald in rehearsal. Photo contributed.

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BUXTON’S longest-established drama group enters a new era next month when it makes its debut at the Pavilion Arts Centre Studio with a hilarious technological comedy.

Buxton Drama League, now in its 90th year, will be performing Alarms & Excursions, by award-winning playwright Michael Frayn, on Friday November 11 at 7.30pm and Saturday November 12 at 2.30pm and 7.30pm.

Audiences will be offered something a little bit different – the performances are made up of seven short plays – ‘more plays than one’, as the author bills it.

Ever feel that you can’t keep up with the pace of modern life and that innovations in technology are leaving you behind? Well, that’s the theme that binds these plays together.

What happens when a relaxing dinner party is brought to chaos by faulty gadgets? What dangers await a group of passengers who ignore their safety lecture? Is it wise to belittle an autocue operator? How do you manage to eat and work standing up at a function? How did people find each other at airports before the arrival of mobile phones?

All these questions and more will be answered by the seven plays, and numerous characters, performed by a great ensemble cast of drama league members old and new.

Tickets are £9 and discounts are available. To book, call 0845 127 2190 or visit www.buxtonoperahouse.org.uk.