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)


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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

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)