Algarveans continue to entertain audiences during lockdown

The Algarveans theatre group is ensuring its audience continues to be entertained while they stay at home by launching the first online rehearsed play reading.

“September in the Rain” is a nostalgic and heart-warming observational comedy from renowned playwright John Godber. It follows the life of miner Jack and his wife Liz (played by Chris and Melanie Winstanley) on their annual holiday to Blackpool over the years.

A true Northern love story, they laugh and bicker as they enjoy ice-cream, strolling along the seafront and paddling in the sea. Knotted hankies, stripy deckchairs, pale bare legs and trips to the Tower Lounge conjure up a bygone era and the good old days.

Chris and Melanie Winstanley said: “So you now know what we have been doing to entertain ourselves during this lockdown period. We would really love our members to do their own ‘productions’ and send them into us to put up online. It could be a rehearsed play reading, monologue, cabaret … in fact, anything as long as it doesn’t break any decency laws! Come on, get your creative juices going and let us see your own mini home productions.”

To access Act One and Act Two of “September in the Rain”, click the link below: