Grantham Dramatic Society posts parody video to promote political farce
Grantham Dramatic Society has posted a video based on Robert Palmer’s iconic “Addicted to Love” to promote a political farce it will stage ahead of the General Election.
The society is performing the Ray Cooney play, Out of Order, a Westminster-based comedy following the exploits of junior MP Richard Willey.
The society has posted the video on YouTube to promote the show (see it on this page), in the form of a parody of ‘Addicted to Love’ by Robert Palmer. The Mp’s ill-fated liaison with opposition typist Jane Worthington is disrupted by, among others, a dead body and a chambermaid who come and go via his hotel room’s sash window.
With growing pressure to return to the Commons, Willey’s assistant George Pidgen has his hands full trying to keep his boss’s career – and marriage – from going out of the window.
GDS is celebrating its 70th anniversary this year and has chosen a comedy which has been described as a laugh-out-lous romp by the ‘master of farce’.
Helen Pack, of GDS, said: “We’ve timed this production to coincide with the General Election as it is about the escapades of an MP who is trying to have an affair with an opposition secretary. Our bit of fun at the politicians’ expense! We’ve also made a video to promote the show, in the form of a parody of ‘Addicted to Love’ by Robert Palmer.”
The played will be performed at the Guildhall Arts Theatre from Wednesday, April 29, to Saturday, May 2, at 7.30pm. Tickets for the Wednesday show are £8/£7 and from Thursday they are £9/£8.
Visit www.granthamdramaticsociety.co.uk for more information