Enjoy a summer soirée at Sassafras, with a hilarious comedy about the everlasting perils of love, marriage and money.
Cheviot Hill is the central figure of the piece – who is continually falling in love at the drop of a hat. His romantic inconstancy is of intense pecuniary interest to two other men: Belvawney, who receives £1,000 a year as long as Cheviot remains unmarried; and Mr. Symperson, who shall receive £1,000 a year once Cheviot is either wed or dead.
This hilarious farce was the inspiration for Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest”. It is equally witty, clever, and great fun. It will be performed in the garden, and the living room at The Knowe in Sassafras, next summer. These become the Scottish border and a London salon in this gorgeously funny production, directed by Diana Burleigh, internationally recognised authority on the works of Gilbert & Sullivan.
Come, enjoy a walk in the garden with a glass of bubbles before the play. But please hurry and subscribe, as seating in the house and garden is very limited.
“Engaged’ is W.S. Gilbert alone, without Sullivan, and it is still outrageously funny” – The Canadian Globe and Mail. 2016
23rd February - 3rd March 2019
4 performances only
Running time approx 2hrs
Saturday 23rd February 2:00pm
Sunday 24th February 2:00pm
Saturday 2nd March 2:00pm
Sunday 3rd March 2:00pm
Cheviot Hill - Kevin Yap
Belvawney - Benjamin Klein
Mr. Symperson - Andrew Ferguson
Angus MacAlister - Sam Hargreaves
Major McGillicuddy - Ken Knight
Belinda Treherne - Alison Knight
Minnie - Lilli Lowry
Mrs. MacFarlane - Anna Castle
Maggie FacFarlane - Naomi Tooby
Parker - Lucinda Halls
Musical accompanist - Geoffrey Urquhart
Production Manager - Robert Ray
Directed by Diana Burleigh
4 Clarkmont Road, Sassafras
Child (under 16) $20