I had some great news last week regarding the imminent Creative Cow (Merry Wives Of Windsor, Charley's Aunt) production of She Stoops To Conquer at Eastbourne's Devonshire Park Theatre. I've won two tickets for opening night! I don't often get free tickets to anything (hint, hint!) so this will be a rare treat. VisitEastbourne regularly run theatrethursday competitions so it's worth keeping an eye on their website and Twitter feed.
Charles Marlow, a well bred young man from London, is beset with a stutter and a quiver when in the presence of elegant and educated young women. When his father sets him up with his old friend’s eligible daughter, he is totally tongue tied - but Miss Hardcastle is charmed by her gibbering suitor and employs an unexpected tactic to put him at his ease. Meanwhile, the ridiculous muppet, Tony Lumpkin, on meeting Marlow and his dashing friend Hastings, leads them to believe that old Mr Hardcastle’s country house is actually an inn and the man of the house is the inn keeper. Mayhem and confusion ensue as the young men demand to be waited upon by a bewildered and increasingly outraged host.
Devonshire Park Theatre, Tue 29th Apr to Sat 3rd May, 19:45.
Wed and Sat matinees, 14:30.
Tickets various prices, available online, by calling 01323 412000, or in person at Eastbourne Theatres Box Offices and Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre.