DOROTHY

DOROTHY

DOROTHY

DOROTHY (The Airings of an Archers Actor’s Aunt )

Presented by The Beechcroft Broadcasting Corporation

The indomitable Dorothy is the mainstay of Neighborhood Watch and scourge of litter louts. After losing her slot on hospital radio, due to an unfortunate incident with a golf ball and a pair of tights, she’s seized control of a new microphone. So she’s now broadcasting to the residents of her retirement home: Barmy Frank, Mad Alice, One-Armed Annie and the rest.

Of course, she has Media Connections, what with her niece Sunny being in The Archers – something she manages to slip into every conversation. Several times.

And she takes advantage of her new show to air her views about everything, from Desert Island Discs to doctors; from net curtains to corsets.

The multi-talented Sunny Ormonde (Lilian Bellamy in The Archers) gives a virtuoso performance as the unstoppable Dorothy in this hilarious play by Jane James.
A “Standing Ovation”
greeted the first performance of Sunny Ormonde’s
new One Woman Show –

Susi Osborne: Northwich Lit Festival organizer described it as “an incredible performance by the “ultra- talented Sunny Ormonde-“

Sunny played the show to an “enraptured audience” at
Davenham Theatre-
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“Thunderous applause !- riotous laughter”!

“Amazing writing from “ Excellent direction from
Jane James “ Sue Wilson”
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Sunny is renowned for her role as Lilian Bellamy in the BBC Radio 4 series THE ARCHERS- Dorothy couldn’t be more different from the gin soaked, man hunting Lilian……..terrific versatility…….great comic timing and delivery-
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The show could be said to have echoes of some of Victoria Wood’s best comic creations, together with the poignancy of Alan Bennet’s “Talking Heads”.

Sunny’s interpretation of this somewhat overbearing Northern woman, incorporates every aspect of the life of ”ladies of a certain age” with brilliant observational humour, but also moments of real pathos- at times you could have heard a pin drop as the audience suddenly fell silent to listen to poignant memories……Jane James is a marvelously funny, clever and thoughtful writer……….
Deserves a National tour!
(Janet Ollier- Goosefest Festival Director)

AUDIENCE COMMENTS:

“The evening was hilarity throughout!”

“It was excellent- Brilliantly funny-“

One of the best evenings out for along time-script was brilliant

“Sunny set herself into it seamlessly…”……


Performance Dates
24 March 2017
7:30pm - 9:30pm

Venue
The Bear Pit Theatre, Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 6LU

Running time
1hr & 50mins incl. 20mins interval

Coming soon...

Parrots of the Caribbean

5 - 7 July 2018
7:30pm (Friday 6th July, 2pm - Relaxed performance & Saturday 7 July, 4pm and 7.30pm)