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1984 April Dry Rot

By John Chapman
Director Geoff Hool

A Farce in Three Acts

Dry Rot was written by John Chapman for Brian Rix’s group at the Whitehall Theatre, and first presented in 1954. It succeeded Reluctant Heroes, and is generally regarded as one of the funniest of the Whitehall farces.
The Playgoers performed it in 1960 and it was then contemporary. We are presenting it this week in the period of the original production.
Director Geoff Hool

It deals with a crazy, but very likeable gang of bookies who, in order to be near the racecourse, are staying at a country hotel run by a retired colonel and his wife and daughter. Secret rooms, sliding panels, mistaken identity and a nice little bit of romance are some of the main ingredients of this very racy and slick farce, which never lets up for a moment and provides some of the best possible entertainment around.

A Workington Playgoers Production

Photographs by Kind Permission of Cumbrian Newspapers Ltd

The play was performed at the Theatre Royal in 1960,  Click here  to look at the production and enjoy browsing through our extensive archive of past shows.

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