Worthing’s Hurly-burly Theatre return at long last

It’s curtain-up for Worthing’s Hurly-burly Theatre – at long last.


On Thursday, November 18 they’ll be back at their usual venue, Worthing’s Ardington Hotel, where they’ll be presenting a triple bill of brand-new plays by resident writer Gill Medway.

“Live performance has been a long time coming,” says Gill. “We were lucky enough to squeeze in a couple of rehearsed readings, one just before Christmas last year and another, Crazy Little Thing, in July this year.

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“We kept to all the Covid safety rules, of course, and our audiences enjoyed themselves – but it’s great to be back with a staged performance.”

The show features five actors including Gill – namely, Liz Downes, Jane Ware, James Summers and Russ Bravo.

“It’s great to write for a bunch of actors I know so well and they’re always keen to take whatever I throw at them – whether it’s fairy-tale princesses or Santa’s reindeer!

“This time, our plays feature equally diverse characters. In Guide to Survival, James plays a tour guide whose love life needs some serious sorting. Too Hot to Handle is set in the scorching summer of 1976 and features Liz, Jane and Russ in a highly tricky romantic situation. And in Voice of a Flea, we rejoin canny cleaning lady Violet Brimley whom audiences will know from several previous appearances.”

She’s a character Gill loves to play, and this time she finds herself at the house of a celebrated actor who isn’t quite all he seems to be.

Can Violet save his career from a nose-dive?

“You’ll have to come along and see,” Gill says.

There are two performances – at 12 noon followed by lunch and at 6.30pm followed by dinner in the Indigo Restaurant.

To book your place at either performance, call 01903230451.