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We hope you find all the information you need to join the group, come and see us perform or simply learn more about the Wayland Players.
The Wayland Players, Watton, Norfolk are an amateur dramatics group who have been successfully entertaining audiences at the Queens Hall, Watton since 1949. It’s not all about productions, the Players enjoy a range of social events including trips to the theatre, meals in local restaurants, summer BBQ’s or just getting together for a drink & a chat.
Tons Of Money
Wife: "Who do we owe money to?"
Husband: "Everyone we've ever dealt with."
Louise Allington's response to this is to fake her husband's death, in order to bring him back as a long lost relative who would inherit the money that has just been left to them, but without any obligation to pay off debtors.
Naturally, as this all happens at the beginning of ‘Tons of Money’, the Wayland Players Spring production, we know there are more complications ahead. Two other men claim to be the long lost relative, and his real widow "recognizes" the impostors but humours the genuine one as a harmless lunatic.
This classic Aldwych farce, set in the 1920s and revised by Alan Ayckbourn for the National Theatre, demands that the audience suspends all disbelief. Even when one character after another seems, in the words of one of them, to have "the brain of a very, very small potted shrimp!"
Performances are on the evenings of April 27 – 29 with a matinee on Saturday 29th. Tickets, priced just £7.50, will be available from the Wayland Players Honorary Ticket agents, Adcocks of Watton from Monday 27th March.
Jenny Mann, Director