What's Love Got To Do With It?



With Covid-19 creating enormous uncertainty, we wanted to plan for a show which would be entertaining for audiences but not be a big financial risk if health concerns caused us to cancel, or kept people away. The result was this set of one act plays with small casts, performed in venues with bars. Early rehearsals were by Zoom and outdoors in parks and gardens. The production was a great success, with bigger audiences than we had dared to hope for.

A banquet of comedy served up in 3 delicious one act helpings.

Performed at:

Chapel Playhouse and Crookes Social Club

‘The Stepmother’ by Arnold Bennett

A writer of steamy hospital romance novels with a mysterious critic, and her scheming sharp-witted secretary who is doing the work of Cupid.

‘Overruled’ by George Bernard Shaw

Two married couples with their eyes on each other’s spouses, trying to figure out what’s to be done when you’re respectable, English, and one has made promises to mother.

‘The Proposal’ by Anton Chekhov

An unromantic suitor with a touch of lunacy, and the long-suffering father of a grown-up daughter who might finally get wed if only she’d just stop putting her foot in her mouth.


A3 programme version 3c for print.pdf