Saturday, April 20, 2024

Life begins with Thurrock Courts Players

CONTINUING to build on their recent successes and with a fresh nomination for NODA’s Best Play 2013 under their belt, Thurrock Courts Players return to the Thameside Theatre this 6-8 February with the riotously funny farce ‘Love Begins at 50’. With such a large company of actors at their disposal, Courts have been able to use a variety of familiar and fresh faces for their first production of the year and director Martyn Williams is confident that this will provide a strong start to the 2014 programme.

Written in the late 90s by British playwright Raymond Hopkins, the play centres on the approaching 50th birthday of Clive and his entrapment in a 28 year loveless marriage. Convinced that life is passing him by and yearning for a final fling before the big 5-0, Clive arranges to entertain 3 lovely ladies from the lonely hearts column of the local paper.

Ironically the same paper is running a competition to find the ‘Most Happily Married’ couple – and Clive’s wife has entered them without his knowledge. When a press photographer pays them a surprise visit on the very night of Clive’s little indiscretions, and mistakes his date for his wife, confusion and deceit inevitably ensue in this romantic comedy of errors.

Tickets for the show are £10/8 with a special matinee performance on Saturday 8 priced at only £7 per ticket. Order yours now from the theatre box office on 0845 300 5264 or via


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