Bijou theatre Productions are proud to pay tribute to the great Neil Simon who sadly died last August aged 91.
We have decided to present ‘Barefoot in the Park’ a romantic comedy, this was his longest running hit and the tenth longest running non musical play in Broadway history.
Corrie and Paul Bratter are a newly wed couple, for their first home they live in an apartment on the top floor of a brownstone in New York, with no lift.
Corrie is optimistic about their future together while Paul is more anxious and grounded, he worries about the hole in the skylight their leaky closet and the lack of a bathtub. Shortly after moving in Corrie attempts to set her mother up with their eccentric neighbour, with disastrous results.
During the course of four days they learn to live together while facing the ups and downs of daily life. Corrie wants Paul to relax and become more easy going, for example to run ‘barefoot in the park’, however humping everything up flights of stairs doesn’t encourage much barefoot running.
We are delighted that Jill Pettigrew chose this play for our next production and she has assembled a great cast, we welcome Jo Clark as the young newly wed and Matt Brown as her straight laced lawyer husband, Li Lee makes a long overdue appearance as Corrie@s bemused mother.
This is just right to lift the February blues and plays fromWednesday 13th to Saturday 16th at the Palace Paignton at 7.30pm
Tickets £13.00 with concessions www.palacetheatrepaignton.co.uk