Saturday, 21 September 2013

Cisse And Ada (theatre)

The famous Les Dawson characters of Cisse and Ada, two ample ladies of a certain age who were memorably brought to life by Les and Roy Barraclough, are being given new adventures in a play soon to tour to the Devonshire Park Theatre. The play's title, Cissie and Ada: An Hysterical Rectomy, probably tells us 'quite enough' about the humour!

Cisse and Ada is set around the time of Les Dawson's return to the BBC in the late 1970s and there's a nice interview about it with writer Graham Warrener on Chortle.co.uk. Cutting The Strings Theatre Company are producing and the director is John Jackson Almond. The cast comprises of two former Coronation Street favourites, Eric Potts (Diggory) and Steven Arnold (Ashley), joined by Steve Nallon and Natasha Magigi.

Devonshire Park Theatre, Mon 21st to Wed 23rd Oct, 19:45.
Wed matinee, 14:30.
Tickets various prices, available online, by calling 01323 412000, or in person at the Box Office and Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre.