'Clutching at Straws'
A farce by Geoff Bamber
Directed by: BOB McLURE
Julia is a young businesswoman who is about to inherit her late uncle’s company. However, first, she needs to pass the scrutiny of her Aunt Celia. That includes assessing whether Julia’s newly-acquired fiancé is going to be an asset – something he manifestly is not!
Julia’s solution is to borrow a substitute fiancé in the form of her friend’s gigolo brother. Throw in a lachrymose nurse, a jobbing solicitor and a couple who turn up at Celia’s country mansion thinking it is quite a different type of establishment and we are set for a busy weekend as this hilarious farce unfolds.