Grantham society to stage political farce ahead of the General Election

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Grantham Dramatic Society will stage a political farce in time for 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. 
His ill-fated liaison with opposition typist Jane Worthington is disrupted by, among others, a dead body and a chambermaid who comes and goes 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-loud 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.

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