Move Over Mrs. Markham is set in a very elegant top floor London flat, belonging to Philip and Joanna Markham. The flat has been under renovation, and thus has been largely empty. Philip is a straight-laced publisher of children’s books, and he shares an office with his partner, Henry Lodge, on the ground floor. Reluctantly, Philip agrees to let Henry borrow his apartment for the evening to “entertain” his latest girlfriend. At the same time, Joanna Markham is persuaded by Linda Lodge to let her borrow the apartment, so she can entertain her lover. What nobody knows is that the interior designer who had been decorating the apartment for the past three months has decided that this was the night he and the au pair girl would try out the new round bed! When all three sets of people converge on the apartment, expecting to find it empty, chaos and confusion ensue.
Directed by Jeff Wightwick
Tuesday 3 October to Saturday 7 October at 7.45
- Wed 19 and Thurs 20 April at 8pm
- Sunday 7th May at 7pm
- Monday 8th May at 7pm
Contact Jeff: 01483 280085
Joanna Markham: Mid 20s – Mid 50s – A sophisticated woman. She is married to Philip Markham, head of the house.
Alistair Spenlow: Mid 20s – Mid 30s – London’s latest fashionable interior designer; a virile male lurks beneath his artsy, camp exterior. He removes his trousers and stands in his colorful underpants; he may be shirtless.
Sylvie: Early to mid 20s – Mr. and Mrs. Markham’s gorgeous Swiss au pair with a hearty accent; she becomes the focus of Alistair’s attention and appears in a short nightie onstage.
Linda Lodge: Mid 20s – Mid 50s – Joanna’s friend and Henry Lodge’s wife. Vivacious and slightly scatter-brained, she is tired of being the only faithful partner in her marriage.
Philip Markham: Mid 20s – Mid 50s – A children’s book publisher and Joanna’s husband, Philip is a pleasant and studious man with a worried air which comes from years of being on the losing side of life. He is very conservative and old-fashioned.
Henry Lodge: Mid 20s – Mid 50s – Philip’s successful business partner and married to Linda Lodge. He is full of masculine confidence and swagger and is a bit of a lecherous dog.
Walter Pangbourne: Mid 20s – Mid 50s – Linda’s new love interest. Walter is a stiff, slightly stuffy and conservative businessman.
Olive Harriet Smythe: Mid 40s – mid 80s – An eccentric, dog-loving, imposing, no-sex-please lady with a somewhat butterfly mind. Miss Smythe is a very successful author of children’s books who is looking for a new publisher.
Felicity Jane Wilkinson: Mid to late 20s – A phone operator and Henry’s new love interest. A bit on the kooky side, Felicity wears large horn-rimmed glasses and is quick to strip down to her underwear. Runs around wrapped only in a sheet.