‘Family Planning’ by Frank Vickery

 
 14 – 18 September 2010 
  
When young Tracy discovers she is pregnant she doesn’t know how to tell either her parents – solid, dependable Elsie and hypochondriac Idris – or her boyfriend, Bobby.  
Family Planning

Elsie (Lillian Hynes) bursts into tears when daughter Tracy (Abbie Thomas) reveals she is pregnant (Photo: Phil Mansell)

 Luckily, her Gran, permanently esnconsed in bed (on stage), knows all and sees all, and helps to pave the way for her announcement.   

Hilarity results when Idris, overhearing Tracy and Elsie,  jumps to the wrong conclusion and believes he has but a short time to live.  Misunderstandings and mishaps abound in this beautifully crafted comedy by Wale’s top playwright Frank Vickery.   

The Cast in Rehearsal: 

Newport Playgoers in rehearsal for 'Family Planning' by Frank Vickery

Gran (Julian Powell) gives Tracy (Abbie Thomas) a good talking-to after she reveals she is pregnant (Photo: Phil Mansell)

 

Newport Playgoers in rehearsal for 'Family Planning' by Frank Vickery

Elsie (Lillian Hynes) has words with Gran (Julian Powell) (Photo: Phil Mansell)

Newport Playgoers in rehearsal for 'Family Planning' by Frank Vickery

Nymphomaniac love-starved Maisie (Nicky Davies) has only had sex once - the result was her son Jeffrey (Daniel Morgan) (Photo: Phil Mansell)

Newport Playgoers in rehearsal for 'Family Planning' by Frank Vickery

Tracy (Abbie Thomas) and her her Gran (Julian Powell) enjoy using playing cards to look into the future (Photo: Phil Mansell)

  

    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Newport Playgoers in rehearsal for 'Family Planning' by Frank Vickery

Elsie (Lillian Hynes) threatens to flatten Maisie (Nicky Davies) with her iron (Photo: Phil Mansell)

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