I attended the Basement Theatre production of the British Drawing Room comedy - Hocus Pocus by Jack Popplewell. The play is about identical twin brothers who lead diametrically opposed lives. Simon is a vicar of a small country church, while his brother Peter is a successful company promoter. Goodwill and creative accounting lead to financial difficulties for both brothers. The ladies in their lives propose a creative solution and the plot thickens as the two brothers’ step into each others' lives and use their own talents solve the problems of their twin.
They play was excellent. I am always immensely impressed by the performances of our local actors and actresses. This play was no different. Robin Anderson-Forbes played the Ross brothers and learned the lines for two parts. I enjoyed watching Jan Pulfrey in her debut performance as Bella Newell – a warm-hearted striptease artist! I am looking forward to next year’s performance already!