The committee have chosen to stage a world premiere, an exciting new musical comedy, Pieces of After Eight, penned by our very own Grant Davis.
On an isolated Caribbean island is a town of pirate families, in hiding for over 300 years. Pirate Captain Daniel Lightfoot inherits a treasure map. Intrigued, he travels to England to find the buried treasure which he believes to be in the grounds of the Seaview Hotel.
The hotel is run by world-weary James Riddell, who keeps his hotel afloat by selling smuggled cigarettes and alcohol to his residents. In the care of James and his wife, Pru, is their niece, Samantha.
Unhappy in her marriage, and with the threat of the dashing Captain Lightfoot taking her niece, Samantha, back to the Caribbean, Pru is a desperate woman.
Put a desperate woman in the company of a pirate anxious to wrestle power from Captain Daniel. Add a sprinkling of romance, an undercover excise woman, a Volvo with a faulty gearbox and crumbs of a well-known chocolate mint left under a table and you have Pieces of After Eight.
Grant himself will be directing and we have two superb assistants for him – Christine Bonner and Jules McColl. Music will be directed by Mary Romanos, and choregraphy by Beverley Adams.
If you want to find out more about this fabulous new musical and listen to some of the songs then please visit www.poa8.co.uk
James Riddell (Hotel Proprietor) Bill Fletcher-Neal
Pru Riddell (James’s wife) Christine Bonner
Samantha (their niece) Tara Roberts
Daniel Lightfoot (Pirate Captain) Joe Tapper
Bosun (A Pirate) Bethan Tucker
Simeon (A Pirate) Steve Watson
Nick Christie (A Smuggler) Jordan Davis
Edwina (Undercover Excise Officer) Sarah Montague
Joanie (Hotel Resident) Caroline Sheard
Dennis (Hotel Resident) Kevin Brown