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The Sunshine Boys

  • Fareham and Gosport area
  • Titchfield Festival Theatre
  • 7:30pm Friday 12 Oct 2018
  • Two aging Vaudeville actors Willie Clarke and Al Lewis were a popular performing act for more than 40 years, before parting ways following Al's decision to retire. The pair have not spoken for more than a decade; however a TV network is keen to reunite them both and Willie is reluctantly persuaded to meet again. The scene is set in Willie's hotel room for a rehearsal giving them the chance to rebuild their relationship...
    Neil Simon's brilliant and affectionate comedy The Sunshine Boys was a massive success on Broadway when it first opened and has subsequently been made into a film starring the legendary stars, Walter Matthau and George Burns. This October, Titchfield Festival Theatre audiences have the opportunity to enjoy it too. The play explores the challenges couples face as they get older, including the occasional stubbornness, childishness and other frustrations that can occur with age.
    Stuart Hibbard, director of The Sunshine Boys, explains why audiences will love the great banter and warm, witty lines written by the playwright Neil Simon, who sadly died last month.
    "The Sunshine Boys is a funny play that will make you laugh and contains plenty of physical comedy that makes it so appealing. The two actors are actually quite different in personality; Willie can be difficult and argumentative whilst Al is more relaxed. How the couple seek to address these differences and prepare for their first professional appearance in 12 years is pointed too; can these two backbiting comics find a way of working together again? Come along and see whether they can perform their most famous act one more time."
    The Sunshine Boys opens on Wednesday 10th October until Saturday 20th October at 7.30pm in the Oak Theatre, St Margarets Lane, Titchfield PO14 4BG. A matinee performance will be on Sunday 14th October at 2.30pm.
    For more information, please go to http://titchfieldfestivaltheatre.com/or contact our Box Office on 01329 556156.

  • Cost: 8/9
  • Venue: Titchfield Festival Theatre
  • Telephone: 01329 556156
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