Would you walk….Barefoot in the Park?



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Banish the January blues with this sparkling romantic comedy by Neil Simon, Directed by Alec Walters.

When newly-weds Corrie and Paul Bratter move into their freezing apartment in New York, free-spirited Corrie is effervescent at the thought of home-making. Paul however, is a straight-laced lawyer more interested in his burgeoning career. When their bohemian new neighbour drops in, Corrie tries to pair him off with her lonely mother, which ironically exposes cracks in the Bratter’s own marriage.

Barefoot in the Park is one of over thirty plays written by Neil Simon and it exploded on to Broadway in 1963, running for over 1500 performances. It was subsequently made into the highly successful 1967 film starring Jane Fonda and Robert Redford, making it an interesting choice for the small Chesil stage.

Director Alec Walters commented on the production, “This has been great fun to work on, and will be a special treat for our audiences if they might be suffering from the January blues, because very simply, this play will make you laugh! On a deeper level it deals with stress and strain in relationships, yet its greatest gift is to allow the audience to study this with great humour. “

There are of course lessons to be learned, and as the play unravels, our characters reveal that the secret of a successful relationship lies in compromise and being open to change. If only all conflicts could be resolved by walking ‘barefoot in the park’…?

Performance dates: 24-31 January 2015 (not Sunday) at 7.45pm and 31 January at 2.30pm.

Tickets £10 & £12 | Book now: chesiltheatre.org.uk | 0333 666 3366 (booking fee applies)

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Publicity image attached. Photo credit: Tony Rogers. Higher resolution imagery available on request.


About Chesil Theatre

The Chesil Theatre is home to Winchester Dramatic Society, one of the best amateur theatre groups in Hampshire. It is located in a beautiful and atmospheric12th century church that has been turned into fabulous performing area. The Chesil stages sx productions a year - tragedies, comedies, well-loved classics and exciting new works. See more at www.chesiltheatre.org.
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