GamePlan

by

Alan Ayckbourn

SYNOPSIS

Sorrell buys herself a mobile phone and advertises herself on www.lovechicks.co.uk as Mandy, a latex and leather corseted call girl - who in reality is barely able to breathe in her outfit.

The first client is Leo, a dapper forty-something who appears less interested in sex than in talking about his late wife. Following some increasingly desperate attempts to get Leo into the bedroom, Sorrel eventually drags him in, telling Kelly to intervene if she screams. Unfortunately, Kelly mistakes Sorrel’s rather enthusiastic moaning for screaming and nearly knocks Leo out with a vase. Sorrel and Leo continue their transaction and after they finish,a well-satisfied Leo steps into the living room and promptly dies from a massive heart-attack.

Once Lynette has gone to bed, Sorrel and Kelly move Leo’s body from a hiding place and together they tip him over the balcony into the Thames below.
Two weeks pass and Sorrel and Kelly believe they have got away with it all; until the police arrive at the flat. They have traced Mandy via Leo’s computer and assume Lynette is Mandy. They ring a number advertised on Sorrel’s website and her mobile rings. Sorrel tries to explain but the police ignore her.

Despite no charges being pressed, Lynette is shunned by her neighbours and Sorrel is bullied at school. Together they prepare to escape to Doncaster, when a journalist arrives to persuade Lynette to sell her story. He makes an offer to which she adds a nought to the end. Abashed, he goes back to the office for advice. The journalist returns shortly afterwards and gives his answer, which is…."

DIRECTOR

Valery Niggli

CAST

Lynette Saxon

Christine Eusebio

Sorrel Saxon

Celeste Graf

Kelly Butcher

Sandra Guyer

Leo Tyler

Martin Russell

Dan Endicot

Colin West

Grace Page

Karen Siber

Troy Stephens

Jamie Langridge

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

BEHIND THE SCENES

Production Coordinator

Claudia Wicki

Stage Managers

Daniele Dagani, Angela David

Set Design

Firman Burke, Janine Campbell

Lighting Design

Andreas Stahl

Lights Crew

Enel Miller, Kerstin Preuschoff, Dustin Rees

Sound Design

Paul Standerwick

Sound Crew

Susan De Paul, Florence Razoux, Deborah Somers

Prompters

Lynda Klomann, Irene Lautenbach

Props

Tiina Palojärvi, Marianne Alewine, Tania Araman

Props Crew

Colette Clavadetscher, Janet Evard, Myra Walder, Claudia Wicki

Costumes

Claudia Bodmer, Isabella Sorg

Make Up

Maureen Grimm, Paul Day, Sylvia Day, Anouscha Schodjai

Front of House

Tricia Schmid, Members of the Club

Lobby Photography

Firman Burke, Janine Campbell

Box Office

Nicholas MacCabe

Title Artwork

Paul Bilton

Programme Editor

David Roscoe

Programme Design

Peter Schietinger

Programme Photography

Mike Bingesser

Stage Photography

Firman Burke, Janine Campbell

Publicity

Martin Russell

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Firman Burke, Paul Bilton, Michael Bushkov, Olga Bushkova, Martin Chweirut, Nik Clayton, Daniele Dagani, Tom Hofmänner, Jamie Langridge, Irene Lautenbach, Tiina Palojärvi, Tim Purdue, Kelli Shoemaker​, Hummingbird Photography, Polar Studios