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The Maskers' Studio Theatre
31 January - 5 February 2022

Friday performance at 8pm, other nights at 7:30pm.

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This amateur production of “Four Weddings And An Elvis” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk


What Happens in Vegas...

A wedding in Vegas is special!

Sandy, the four-times-married-three-times-divorced owner of a wedding chapel in Las Vegas, has certainly seen her fair share of matrimonies! In the hilarious Four Weddings and an Elvis, we witness four of her funniest:
Bev and Stan, who are getting married--by the King himself--as revenge on their exes;
Vanessa and Bryce, two arrogant aging stars who are tying the knot as a publicity ploy, and are vexed by an aging Elvis who doesn't know who they are;
Marvin and Fiona, a gentle postal-worker and a tough ex-con trying to get married before the police arrive! However, the final wedding is the funniest of all:
The fourth wedding is Sandy’s fifth ...

“...is this the most special?"

Director & Cast

The Director of this production is James Lawson
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Sandy is played by Jo Barnard
Jo has been in three shows with Maskers – Great Expectations, Wyrd Sisters and Quartet – and says she is drawn to shows that are clever or funny but preferably both. She is therefore delighted to be playing the hopelessly (sarcastic) romantic, Sandy, in this highly entertaining play. Jo’s cousin ‘disappeared to Vegas, came back married’ many years ago. He announced his wedding by posting a photo of himself and his beautiful bride smiling in front of The Little Church of the West wedding chapel in Paradise, Nevada, and it was the most romantic thing she had ever seen. Viva Las Vegas!

Bev is played by Hazel Slawson
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Stan is played by Neil Forster
This is Neil's first show with Maskers, and he's very excited to be involved. Neil moved to Southampton in 2020 after living in London for 10 years. Whilst in London he performed in a variety of shows including A Clockwork Orange, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Oh What a Lovely War, Harvey, and Cabaret. He grew up in South Shields and studied at York University, where he appeared in various other productions including Grease, Julius Caesar, Cider with Rosie, Arcadia and Journey’s End.

John is played by Joe Hand
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Lou is played by Phil De Grouchy
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Vanessa is played by Suze Avery
Suze returns to Maskers after 18 months off for good behaviour. She is delighted to be playing the role of Vanessa; her last role for the company was Viola in Twelfth Night, and Suze now feels she is eminently qualified to play characters whose names begin with a ‘V’. She is looking forward to branching out to the rest of the alphabet in due course and is excited to be meeting Elvis.

Bryce is played by Jonathan Shepherd
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Marvin is played by Robert Osborne
Robert has been with Maskers for 10 years and has been an actor, stage manager, production manager, lighting designer and director in that time. He is now Maskers’ productions director, tasked with choosing our programme of plays over the next seasons. Four Weddings and An Elvis will be his 10th acting role with Maskers, the last being Let It Snow in 2017 involving a puppet sheep. He is currently the only member to have won both the company’s David Bartlett Award for best supporting actor (Metamorphosis) and the Lockett award for backstage work for stage managing Pygmalion in the open air.

Fiona is played by Rachel De Nucci
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Fist is played by Sam Hussey
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Ken is played by John Hamon
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Creative Team

Production Manager
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Ticket Information

Tickets £12

No concessions

On arrive at the Masker’s Studio

  • Please give your name (or the name the tickets were booked under) to our Box Office receptionist, and they will confirm your booking.
  • If you have pre-ordered a programme you will be given it on arrival. Programmes will also be available for £1 from a FOH member.
  • For the safety of all our audience members and staff we will be operating some Covid risk reduction actions.  Please use the hand sanitising stations on arrival, & temperature checks will be in place.  We will also be increasing the fresh air circulating throughout the venue.
  • NHS Track and Trace QR codes are available for you to check in when you are at the venue.
  • We strongly recommend that customers use face coverings whilst in the building for the safety of our staff and other customers. Please be kind to our staff and those around you.
  • Our staff will continue to wear face coverings for your protection.
  • Our bar will be open for purchases of hot drinks and alcoholic beverages.  We would encourage you to pre-order you interval drinks, to assist our bar staff and reduce crowding at the bar.
  • We are now able to take, and prefer, card payments but can also take cash.

During your visit

  • Please continue to wear your face covering throughout your visit. Unless exempt, or whilst you are drinking in the bar only.
  • We ask you to keep movement around the theatre to a minimum.
  • Toilets are open for use. Please wash your hands before and after using the toilet facilities.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available for your use at various points around the theatre building.
  • We have installed an extra extractor fan to vent studio air to the outside pulling fresh air in from the other side of the building.
  • Where possible windows will also remain open.  This may make the venue cooler than you are used to, so please be prepared.
  • Enhanced cleaning will take place throughout the venue before, and after the performance.
  • The taking of photographs or videos whilst the show is on is not permitted.

How will we exit the building/event at the end of the performance?

  • When leaving, please do not crowd the stairwell and allow everyone to leave easily and quickly.
  • Please take any rubbish with you or leave it in the bins provided.

What if I have specific access needs?

  • The stair chair lift is available and our FOH staff will assist you should you need to use it.
  • Any other requirements may be discussed with our Box Office manager in advance of your arrival.

Book with Confidence, Exchange with Ease – COVID-19

If you or a member of your party are displaying COVID-19 symptoms or are required to self-isolate, you must not attend the theatre and all tickets in your booking will be exchanged or a gift voucher issued up to 24 hours prior to the performance. Tickets cannot be refunded after a performance has passed.

If the show is cancelled, will I get a full refund?

  • If we are required by any COVID-19 government guidance or restrictions to cancel a performance, tickets may be exchanged or refunded.

Poster, Flyer & Programme


Programme
Available after the performance

For the Maskers

Technical Manager:- Jamie McCarthy;   Lighting Consultant:- Clive Weeks;   Sound Consultant:- Jamie McCarthy;   Marketing Team:- Angela Stansbridge, Anna Hussey, Abigail Caveney, Clive Weeks, Robert Osborne, Meri Mackney, Paul Baker;   Front of House & Box Office Manager:- Chris Baker;   Photographer:- Clive Weeks;   Bar Manager:- Meri Mackney
 
 
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