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A Busy Day
By Fanny Burney, adapted by Alan Coveney
Directed by Ian Guy
Was performed 15th - 19th March 2016

Busy Day - Eliza Watts and George Cleveland

A Busy Day is a comic love story set in London in the summer of 1800.

Busy Day - Mr Watts, Eliza Watts, Mrs Watts and Pegy Watts

In the course of just one busy day we are gleefully tumbled into a world of frustrated love, mistaken identity, snobbery and downright vulgar bad manners.

Busy Day - Miss Percival and George Cleveland

The cast of colourful characters endure an overturned carriage, a scare in Kensington Gardens and a toe curlingly awkward reception in the evening before wrongs are righted, estates are saved and love conquers all!

Busy Day - Frank Cleveland and Lord John

Busy Day - Lady Wilhelmina and Joel Tibbs

Deborah, Eliza's ServantSue Lapka
Eliza WattsPhoebe Guy
WaiterJamie Rae
George ClevelandStephen Sadler
Frank Cleveland, his brotherJordan Bright
Lord John DervisEliot Vosper
Mr Watts, father to ElizaRoger Mathewson
Miss Peggy Watts, older sister to ElizaCharlotte Guy
Mrs Watts, Mother to ElizaStacey Collins
Joel Tibbs, cousin to Mr WattsSamuel Clark
Sir Marmaduke TylneyBrian Lawless
Jemima Cleveland, sister to George and FrankElla James
Lady Wilhelmina, second wife of Sir MarmadukeFrances Guy
Miss Percival, a wealthy heiressLaura Hoad
Valet, sevant to Lord JohnJamie Rae
Servant Jamie Rae