By Philip King
19th - 23rd May 1970
We confess! ‘Pools Paradise’ is an end-of-season romp, and we are enjoying it as much as we hope you will.
Following the whimsical, melancholic humour of Anouilh’s ‘Waltz of the Toreadors,’ ‘Pools Paradise’ brings us back to earth with a bump.
Laughter invades the sleepy parish of Merton-cum-Middlewick as the plot races on from one awkward situation to the next.
The Rev. Lionel Toop’s indignation of finding his wife (albeit unwittingly) involved in gambling is equalled only by his embarrassment as he attempts to hide from the pressing attentions of the predatory Miss Skillon.
The combined efforts of his clerical colleagues, and of the maid and her intended, are only just enough to bring the play to its inevitably happy, if unlikely, conclusion.
Ida, the Maid
The Rev. Lionel Toop
The Rev. Arthur Humphrey
The Bishop of Lax
Assistant Stage Managers
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Assistant Theatre Manager