Studio Theatre, Ashley Road Salisbury

Tickets: Salisbury Information Centre, Fish Row, Salisbury Phone: 01722 342860 or from

Comic Potential – May 2008

Written by: Alan Ayckbourn
Directed by: Alistair Faulkner
Dates: May 20th – 24th 2008

This fast and funny play is Ayckbourn at his best. If you liked How The Other Half Loves – you’ll love this.

It is some time in the future, and in daytime soap TV studios, live but temperamental actors have been replaced by ‘actoids’, programmed to perform any part and any emotion but with no emotions of their own. But then along comes JC, a female actoid who appears to have a sense of humour and a free spirit. Adam, a young and aspiring writer is bowled over by her talent and charm and is determined to write a comedy sitcom for her. Encouraged by a has-been film director, but battling against the bitch of a studio boss, comedy turns to farce as he and his protégé run away together to the big wide world of real life.

 Cast List     
 Jacie    Kate Ryan
 Adam    Nich Angell
 Chandler    Graham Thomas
 Trudi    Jill Cowling
 Prim    Nikki Shepherd
 Carla    Linda Luetchford
 Marmion/Waiter1/Tech    Andrew Baldry
 Lester/Clerk    Derek Jones
 Doctor/Farmer/Man/ Turk    Alistair Gillies
 Mother/Wife/Assistant    Pam Goldsbrough
 Son    Simon Jagoe
 Prostitute/Girl    Roz Skinner