And Up They Flew

And Up They Flew

Dates & Times

  • Wed Apr 3, 2024 (7:30 pm)
  • Thu Apr 4, 2024 (7:30 pm)
  • Fri Apr 5, 2024 (7:30 pm)
  • Sat Apr 6, 2024 (7:30 pm)
  • Sun Apr 7, 2024 (2:00 pm)

Type

Live In-Person

Series

Community Groups

Presented By: Courtenay Little Theatre

And Up They Flew, by Martha Ross, directed by Annie Smith, is both zany and heartfelt. Seven mismatched characters meet up for a weekend in a British country manor in 1936. There are rumblings of war in Europe - an uncertain time that presages our own. It is a British Farce, with comings and goings in the middle of the night, a seance, characters trying desperately to find a place to have a clandestine affair, a mad inventor, a shell-shocked WWI veteran, a woman pilot wanting to fly solo across the Atlantic, a 95 year old woman who runs away to be with her true love, and a maid who isn’t a maid. It is fun and
entertaining.

Characters:
NORAH Duckworth, the maid, Jane’s childhood friend (30’s)
JANE Ashbury, née McCleod, the hostess, Nora’s childhood friend, Roger’s wife (30’s)
ROGER Ashbury, the host, Jane’s husband (40’s)
TED Pitt, a guest, Claire’s husband (40’s)
CLAIRE Pitt, a guest, Ted’s wife (30’s)
Daphne Crunchwell, a guest, Claire’s 95-year-old cousin
Marlow Stokes, a guest, (30’s or 40’s)