Vesuvius: ‘Sophisticated, stimulating and moving’

See How They Run 1
See How They Run 1

SET in the idyllic village of Merton-cum-Middlewick, See How They Run follows the villagers as they prepare themselves for the imminent threat of Nazi invasion.

Welcome to the current production by the Longueville Little Theatre Company.

Resident nosy-parker and spinster Miss Skillon is convinced that her beloved vicar’s actress wife is having an affair and decides to expose her.

Then there’s the escaped German prisoner of war, a handsome actor, the visiting Bishop of Lax, a locum priest and some meddling neighbours.

It is, as those of you already familiar with the piece will know, a classic english farce,

from the pen of Philip King.

Name another show where you’ll get tea with the vicar, men without trousers, a drunken spinster and a web of improbable coincidences.

You can’t can you?

See How They Run actually opened for business at the Chrysalis Theatre, Japonica Lane, Willen Park South, last night, but performances continue through to Saturday.

Tickets will set you back £12 for adults or £10 if you fit the concessions bill.

Visit to make bookings or do it by phone – call 07979 403517.

Performance times are 7.30pm.

> SH*T Happens Productions are also back in play this week with their production of Gillian Plowman’s play A Kind of Vesuvius, at Wolverton’s Madcap Theatre.

David, Derek and Ian are on the brink – each trying to cope with unemployment,

Depression, rejection, anger and aggression all feature in this piece and they are forced to agree with a pearl of wisdom from Derek’s Auntie – that ‘life is a b****r sometimes, and it helps to have a little cry.’

A Kind of Vesuvius teams MK teacher Dan Phillips with former Stantonbury students, Chris Townsend and Graham Hill – the same trio of talent that performed so well in last year’s production of Art.

The ‘sophisticated, stimulating and moving play’ is particularly poignant in today’s struggling society.

It airs at the Madcap Theatre tomorrow at 8pm.

Call MK 320179 to book.