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Plenty of farce in Rugby Theatre's latest

Rugby Editorial 10th Sep, 2015 Updated: 27th Oct, 2016   0

CLASSIC farce comes to the Rugby Theatre stage when naughty-but-nice comedy Who Goes Bare? opens this weekend.

The play, written in 1974 by Leslie Darbon and Richard Harris, revolves around the goings on at a struggling health club, and the efforts of its owner to pay a large gambling debt to a local crook.

The show is directed by Mike Allen and features Mark Baird as health club owner Eddie, Michele Marsella as his hapless maid Minnie, and Debbie Higham as the suspicious Joan Manchip.

Mark said: “This is farce at its very best.

“We have a hungover health farm owner who can’t keep his clothes on, a gangster after his money, an accountant and his other half, a hysterical maid, an unhinged quick-change artist, a copper, the lady from Oxfam, a Scotsman… oh, and a nudist!

“Add to the mix a lorry load of misunderstandings, clothes that keep on mysteriously vanishing, and more doors than you can shake a stick at… It’s just wonderfully crazy.”

Director Mike Allen said: “We’ve had a scream at rehearsals, and the cast are all looking forward to getting on stage – and getting their clothes off!

“As the title of the play suggests, it’s that kind of a show – but done in the best possible taste, of course.”

The play opens on Saturday (September 12) for a week-long run.

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