March 2019 Production
Eight Seconds and Barbecue BY STEPHEN SCHEURER-SMITH By arrangement with Lazy Bee Scripts
Not everyone is what they seem to be in the NDS’s March production. In 2 one act comedies, we are introduced to Lydia, a hard working (and somewhat harassed) GP who is new to her practice and the neighbourhood. The first play is set in her surgery where she has to deal with a colleague with communication issues and a series of patients with increasingly bizarre stories to tell. The ensuing consultations produce hilarious results. The second play takes place during a barbecue with Lydia’s new neighbours, a motley crew of characters who all have their own secrets – but so does Lydia’s husband! When the secrets start coming out, the comical consequences will echo through the community for years to come.
The cast includes NDS stalwarts Mervyn Rudge, Halaina Gillam and Phil Tomlinson. They are joined by newcomers Sandie Dowling, Lilia Kayani and Matt Hawkins. The production runs from Wednesday 27 March to Saturday 30 March. Tickets will be on sale on the NDS website: https://nailsworthdramaticsociety.co.uk/ and from the Nailsworth Computer Shop.