The Stocksfield Players perform their spoof type radio show, “Drama in the Parlour,” in the “parlour” aka the living room of the Stocksfield Hall Farm House owned by cast member Helen Morris.
The radio-style comedy show is celebrating its fourth year, and now, the vintage radio play actors, which have “developed a cult following,” are sprouting new wings and the show “is going on the road,” according to the Mar. 13, Hexham Courant News.
Morris’s parlour, which accommodates 30 people per show, has provided a “launch pad for the experimental stages until the show could support itself.”
The innovative group of performers includes writer and cast member Alex Swann who “crafted it [the show] as a product that can be hired, either with the cast or as a scripted package for others to perform."
Each actor may play as many as 10 characters in a single "Drama in the Parlour" episode. The show is ”loosely based on the idea of popular radio entertainment in Britain and America during the 1930s to 1950s” and includes sound effects and even has a fabricated sponsor - Fegwell’s Multi-Restorative, All-Natural, Infallible Compound.
The final performance at Stocksfield Hall Farm House will run from April 25 to 27. Each show will run for 90 minutes.
The farmhouse is also home to the Stencil Library which will use the reclaimed front room as a reception area for Stencil Library customers.
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