The Safari Party

by

Tim Firth

SYNOPSIS

Three households in Cheshire have agreed to hold a "safari party" - a dinner party, each course of which is served in a different house. The hors d'oeuvres are served by Daniel and Adam, young brothers whose abusive father was recently shot dead, the entrees by Lol and Esther, upwardly-mobile and vulgar, and deserts by Inga, a seemingly benign antiques dealer. The three housleholds are linked not just socially, however: there's the whole question of the table ... The brothers sold it to Inga, inventing a slightly colourful history for it to increase its value, and she then re-sold it at a staggering profit - with even more elaborate storytelling - to Lol and Esther. As the evening progresses, the many layers of truth about the table, some shocking, are revealed and violence flares.

DIRECTOR

Lynda Klohmann

CAST

Esther Voysey

Joan Bridgman

Lol Voysey

Paul Bilton

Bridget Voysey

Zoë Burnard

Inga Healey

Valery Niggli

Daniel Shellmadine

Dustin Rees

Adam Shellmadine

Chris Ensor

PRODUCTION PHOTOS

BEHIND THE SCENES

Director

Lynda Klomann

Stage managers

Dorothy Nauer, Tricia Tomlinson Schmid

Production Co-ordinator

Claudia Wicki

Set design

Firman Burke

Set construction

Members of the Club

Lighting Design

Eichenberger Theatre Lighting

Lighting Construction

Colin Forrest, John Thompson, Claudia Wicki, Enel Miller

Lighting Team

Luke Walker, Claudia Wicki, Tom Hofmaenner, Enel Miller

Sound Design

Terry Menard

Sound Team

Jan Sinstadt, Alexander Saheb

Properties

Janet Evard, Karen Siber, Noeleen Blaich, Sally Krauer, Susan De Paul, Pat Peggs, Sheila von Arx, Bouqui Stautmeister

Prompters

Ray Baer, Alan Bridgman

Make-up

Maureen Grimm, Paul and Sylvia Day

Front of House

Corinne Curtis, Members of the Club

Box Office

Deborah Somers, Members of the Club

Title Artwork

Janine Fuchs

Programme editor

David Roscoe

Photography

Firman Burke, Colette Clavadetscher

Publicity

Martin Russell

Many thanks for making the tables used in Act III to

Martin Albrecht

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