Sinodun Players’ next production is Bazaar and Rummage, an adult black comedy by Sue Townsend. Set it a church hall in Acton, it features a group of agoraphobic women who decide to hold a jumble sale in a bid to help them break out from their insular world. But as the day progresses, nerves, neuroses and hidden secrets reveal they all have other demons which contribute to their problems. From this highly-charged scenario, Townsend (who created Adrian Mole), has crafted a very funny, yet poignant drama highlighting a condition that rarely hits the headlines. The audience will be in stitches one minute and have a lump in their throat the next. The strong all-women cast portray a range of diverse characters which includes a former singer with a passion for Barry Manilow, a hygiene obsessive and a foul-mouthed long-term agoraphobic. They are joined by a bossy social worker, her calming trainee underling and a nervy policewoman.
The play contains smoking and some strong language and is probably not suitable for the under-16s.
Performances take place at Wallingford Corn Exchange May 18-21 at 7.45pm.
Tickets £10 from box office 01491 825000.