Double-bill of drama

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The Synergy Theatre Company returns to the Clinton Centre, Clinton Place, Seaford with the first studio production of their 2013/2014 season, a double-bill comprising A Lady of Letters from Alan Bennett’s Talking Heads series and Morceau de Concours, a short play for girls about bullying in a boarding school, by David Parton and Charlotte Tayler.

Spokeswoman Eva Tayler said: “A Lady of Letters is the story of Irene Ruddock, a lonely woman who finds pleasure in observing the lives of the people in her neighbourhood. Such is Irene’s interest in the world around her that she writes to her local MP, the police, even to social services to complain about the treatment of her neighbour’s children… Eventually, Irene finds herself serving a prison sentence for harassment and finally finds the order and calm she craves in her regimented life behind bars.

“In Morceau de Concours, we meet Connie Chan, a precociously-gifted teenager from Macau, who has been enrolled in a girls’ boarding school somewhere in the Home Counties, while her parents travel the world for their work.

“The established clique – all intelligent, privileged young ladies – resent this intrusion into their carefully-calibrated life.

“The bullying starts with the little things – comments, muttered remarks, ‘teasing’ – and, quicker than they could imagine, escalates into something that none of them could have predicted.”

Performances are Thursday-Saturday, November 21-23 at 7.30pm. Tickets (£10/£8) from 01273 301444 or www.thesynergytheatre.co.uk.