The Maskers' Studio Theatre
3 - 8 February 2020

Performances at 7:30pm.

Telephone bookings 0333 666 3366 (booking fee applies to phone bookings)

This play contains some strong language.
Recommended for ages 14 years and older.

Four ageing opera singers.
Can they recreate past glories?

Will they be up for the Gala Concert?

Once they held audiences spellbound in opera houses up and down the country; now they are measuring out their days in a home for retired musicians. Reggie, Wilf and Cissy are settled and relatively content in their new lives when their peace is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, the biggest diva of them all. We watch as they bicker and reminisce – for they have history!
And then, the biggest challenge of all – the Gala Concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday. What will they perform? Are their voices up to it? How can they reconcile who they once were with the people they have now become? Can they recreate past glories?

Funny, poignant and warm-hearted, the play explores the problems of aging while celebrating friendship, the human spirit and the enduring power of art.

Find out what happens to Opera singers when they retire!

Director & Cast

The Director of this production is Jill Desborough

Jean is played by Jo Barnard

Cissy is played by Hazel Burrows

Reggie is played by Eric Petterson

Wilf is played by Philip de Grouchy

Creative Team

Production Manager
Sheana Carrington
Stage Manager
Kathryn Salmon
Set Design
John Hamon
Set Construction
Set Dressing
Lighting Designer
Tom Foyle
Lighting Operator
Sound Designer
Jamie McCarthy
Sound Operator
Wardrobe & Costumes
Jo Fox

Ticket Information

Tickets £11

No concessions


Available after the performance

For the Maskers

Technical Manager:- Jamie McCarthy;   Lighting Consultant:- Clive Weeks;   Sound Consultant:- Jamie McCarthy;   Marketing Director:- Peter Court;   Marketing Team:- Sarah Russell, Angela Stansbridge, Clive Weeks, Robert Osborne, Meri Mackney, Paul Baker;   Front of House Manager:- Chris Baker;   Box Office Manager:- Chris Baker;   Photography:- Clive Weeks;   Bar Manager:- Meri Mackney

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Off Emsworth Road
SO15 3LX

Registered Charity 900067

Established 1968

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