A VICTORIAN costume drama with a “zany twist” is coming to the Talisman Theatre in Kenilworth tonight (Monday).
The amateur dramatics group is taking on Alan Aykbourn’s Improbably Fiction, with performances running from tonight until Saturday November 17.
Gathered at the home of group chairman Arnold, a writer of instruction manuals, are hopefuls in the world of romantic fiction, thrillers, science fiction, musical theatre and children’s literature.
In common with many creative writing groups, they spend more time talking about writing than actually putting pen to paper. But all that changes when, in - what Talisman Theatre member Matthew Salisbury describes as a “zany twist” - the stories they always wanted to write start coming to life.
Matthew, who is acting in the production, said: “A Victorian costume drama fights for space with a classic 1930s murder mystery and a high-energy team of scientists battling an alien abduction.
“Add in a musical based on Pilgrim’s Progress and a young female lead everyone wants to feature in their story and it’s clear host Arnold - and the audience - are in for a busy evening.
“From the pen of comedy master Alan Ayckbourn, Improbable Fiction centres on a very extraordinary meeting of a rather run-of-the-mill writers’ circle.”
The company are promising that the show, directed by Vicky Whitehill, will bring to audiences a “fast-moving, quick-thinking romp of a comedy”.
Performances take place at 7.30pm each evening. For tickets, call 856548.
Anyone who has already booked tickets and been allocated seat numbers, as well as those who have made reservations but not yet paid, is asked to call the box office as soon as possible and provide their details, following a problem with seat allocations at the theatre.