Medstead Players - Par for the Course - March 2019
Written by Peter Gordon
Directed by Jenny Overy
Captain's Day at the Seven Lakes Golf Club gets off to a bad start when the men's Captain is indisposed. Club secretary, Simon, relishes the chance to take over but is soon thwarted by the arrival of Vice Captain, Nick and his girlfriend, Tiffany. Lady Captain, Fran, and enthusiastic but hopeless Barry add to the confusion as a series of disasters mount. With the unexpected arrival of Simon's wife, Laura, tensions build and things go from bad to worse.
Set on the club house patio, the characters soon discover that personal relationships OFF the course are more dangerous than the hazards ON the course!
Love or loathe golf, it will never seem quite the same again!
The play is set on the patio and practice area outside the clubhouse bar of a golf club and revolves around the outrageous antics of its members:-
Barry - enthusiastic but very poor golfer, easy going, good-natured, unkempt & disorganised.
Simon - Club Secretary, fussy, stickler for tidiness, rules, etiquette and gentlemanly behaviour.
Nick - Vice Captain, generally amiable and well-meaning but cavalier with a take-it-or-leave-it attitude, has a tendency to get occasional words wrong, often by inserting an unnecessary Ďií.
Tiffany - Nickís younger girlfriend, not terribly bright but with a heart of gold.
Fran - Ladies Captain, an attractive but rather butch and formidable woman who does not suffer fools gladly.
Laura - Simonís long-suffering wife.
Barry West - Anita Prior
Simon Weaver - Simon Buckingham
Nick Armitage - Will Rouse
Tiffany Jennings - Sophie Buckingham
Fran Jeffries - Kathy Gunning
Laura Weaver - Sue Millet
This amateur production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd.