Not Now Darling 

 Synopsis

The tremendously successful West End hit set in the elegant fur salon of Bodley, Bodley & Crouch. Gilbert Bodley, a flamboyant extrovert, is scheming to seduce a beautiful stripper, Janie, with the aid of a £5000 mink.

Unfortunately, she is married and her husband, Harry, would notice such an acquisition. So Gilbert reduces the mink to £500 and Janie tries to get Harry to buy the coat for her, Gilbert paying the difference. Harry realizes a bargain when he sees one and buys it instead for his own curvaceous little secretary, Sue. Gilbert is quite demented by this turn of events and both he and his dithering assistant, Arnold Crouch, are further embarrassed when Janie strips and refuses to leave the salon without the mink.

Their frenzied attempts to retrieve the coat from Sue and hide the naked Janie are further complicated by the unexpected arrival of Gilbert’s wife, Maud.

Meanwhile, Arnold’s method of hiding any discarded ladies’ underwear is to throw them out of the window and it is left to Miss Tipdale, the firm’s spinster secretary, to retrieve the garments and the situation whenever necessary.

The hilarious permutations reach a point of hysteria before everyone gets their just desserts.


 Cast

(In order of appearance)

Arnold Crouch – John Drinkwater
Miss Whittington – Sue King
Miss Tipdale – Beryl Snowden
Mrs. Frencham – Jackie Kitchiner
Gilbert Bodley – Paul Wheeler
Commander Frencham – Mike Goodwin
Janie McMichael - Sarah de Rousset-Hall
Harry McMichael – Steve Moss
Sue Lawson - Jo Bowyer
Maude Bodley – Liz Rhodes
Mr. Lawson – Andrew Scholefield

Crew

Director - Sara Wheeler
Stage Manager - Jan Hull
Box Office - Beryl Snowden
Co-Ordinator - Alan Stevens
Construction - Alan Stevens and Crew
Sound and Video - Stephen Bickers
Front of House - Alan Stevens and the Company
Assistant Stage Manager - Joan Airs
Photograpy - Norman Kent and Paul Wheeler
Posters - Paul Wheeler
Lighting - Mark Hammond
Design - Beryl Snowden and Alan Stevens
Wardrobe - Admiral Costumes
Publicity - Paul Wheeler

 

 
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