25 May 13 to 09 Nov 13
Theatre by the Lake
It’s wartime 1944 and in sleepy Merton-cum-Middlewick the most urgent conflict seems to be over who is decorating the church pulpit for the Harvest Festival.
Ex-actress Penelope is struggling to settle in to her new role as demure vicar’s wife – but all that is about to change as her handsome former co-star, an escaped German prisoner of war, a bishop and several vicars descend on her house in one night of utter chaos.
This screwball comedy is family-friendly farce at its most frantic and hilarious, leaving you just as breathless as Merton’s madcap residents.