Raising money for the Alzheimer's Society
Fawlty Towers will be up and running once more, opening its doors to guests between 30th April and 3rd May at St Barnabas Church, Lavenham Road, Southfields SW18. Cygnet Players, in association with letyano, will be presenting three side-splitting episodes - A Touch of Class, The Builders and The Hotel Inspectors. Pass an evening in the company of Basil and Sybil Fawlty, their guests and staff, as they endure inevitable mishaps, hilarity and fun at Fawlty Towers, the best bad hotel in the world.
In a poignant moment of coincidental timing, the month after rehearsals for the Cygnet Players' production began, it was revealed in a TV documentary that Prunella Scales, who originated the role of Sybil Fawlty, is struggling with the early stages of Alzheimer’s. Ms Scales has been a longstanding supporter of Alzheimer’s charities and Cygnet Players’ Fawlty Towers will be raising money for Alzheimer’s Society as a mark of respect to the woman who brought the infamous Sybil to life on our screens.
Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive at the Alzheimer’s Society, said: "We are delighted that Cygnet Players are giving their support to Alzheimer’s Society. One in three people over 65 will die with dementia. As a charity we rely on the generosity of individuals to help us continue our vital work."
Cygnet Players’ founder member, Alison Walters, will be playing the role of Sybil: "We are thrilled to be performing such a classic piece of British comedy which has given us some of the most iconic comic characters in TV history. Soon into our rehearsal period we discovered that Prunella Scales had been diagnosed with a mild form of Alzheimer's disease and we all felt very strongly that we wanted to support the Alzheimer's Society through our performances, in tribute to a great actress who has gifted us such a wonderful character."
The company will be collecting money for Alzheimer’s Society before and after each performance.
Tickets for Fawlty Towers are available directly through the Cygnet Players box office, by calling 07941 448 689 or online via the Cygnet Players website at www.cygnetplayers.com. Tickets are priced at £14 (£12 concessions).
Details of the production..
Cygnet Players, in association with letyano, present Fawlty Towers
Wednesday 30th April to Saturday 3rd May.
Evenings at 7.30pm, with a 2.30pm Saturday matinee.
At St Barnabas Church, Lavenham Road, Southfields SW18.
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April 19, 2014