Quality theatre in the Algarve

in Algarve · 15-02-2003 00:00:00 · 0 Comments

The small theatre at Quinta do Paco in Algoz, continues to attract good actors with selected plays, playing to an ever appreciative audience.

The forthcoming production of 'Arsenic and Old Lace' is now in rehearsal and looks like being yet another success for John Wolf and his wife Teresa, the dedicated lovers of theatre who own the Quinta and are the driving force behind the unique productions staged there. The three lead roles in this black comedy, will be played by Tom Hardy, Nicky Moran and Julie Holland, directed once again by Priscilla Morgan, who conjured such excellent performances from them recently in 'Just a Song at Twilight' by Noel Coward. They will be joined by a further 9 cast members in this timeless play by Joseph Kesselring, with some new performers taking on their first roles.
Priscilla Morgan, better known as Mrs. Clive Dunn in the Algarve, is of course an experienced actress and well known in her own right, with many years of both cinema and theatre behind her. Starting out with the Old Vic Theatre school at the tender age of only 16, she paid her acting dues in repertory succeeding in gaining the part eventually of the maid in the West-end production of 'Separate Tables' starring Margaret Lockwood.
When the film version was made Lockwood ducked out, but Priscilla kept her part and went on to spend four months in Hollywood ‘Earning some real dosh’. Her quite delicious sense of comedy in real life will no doubt transfer itself through her directing to her cast onto the stage and if you have never experienced live theatre at the Quinta, then treat yourself and book your ticket soon for the performances on Saturday 22nd at 7.30 or Sunday 23rd at 5.30. There will be a further two performances the following weekend 1st and 2nd March at the same times to book ring 282 576 166.


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