It Runs in the Family

by Ray Cooney
Directed by Rachel Butcher
Monday 15th - Saturday 20th July 2019

Show starts at 7:45 pm

 Dr David Montague is about to address a neurologists' convention, which may earn him a knighthood. Jane Tate, an old flame, arrives just as he's putting the finishing touches to his speech. She delivers a bombshell regarding a liaison they had many years earlier. David wants to conceal this from both his wife and the hospital authorities. Inevitably this leads to lies and fabrications. Add to this wandering senile patients, a police sergeant, various matrons, pantomime costumes and a syringe full of tranquilliser and we have the ingredients for a hilarious farce!

Doors open 7:15 pm, show starts 7.45pm.


Monday's Charity night is in aid of The Marian Hall which was built in 1954. The Marian Players put on their first production (The Happiest Days of your Life) in 1955 and continued with 2 or 3 productions each year until the early 70s when they disbanded. However, some of the group wished to continue performing and formed a new Am-Dram society, The Civic Players (who now of course perform at the Swan). As well as being the Parish Hall of the Holy Ghost Parish it has been used by many other members of the community  for sport, fetes, jumble sales, youth clubs, meetings etc. With refurbishment not a viable option the Committee decided to demolished it and build a new Hall. It is hoped that the new Hall will provide the same (but improved) kind of amenities. The Rebuilding Fund has been started and we have already had a few Fundraising events. Tickets (£12 each) are available online, or from Theresa Mahoney tel: 01935 429944 email:   

The Swan Theatre
138 Park Street
BA20 1QT