A new production of the hit West End comedy Straight and Narrow by Jimmy Chinn, directed by Mark Curry, will run at Above The Stag 3 – 28 August.
In this hit West End comedy, the cosy domesticity of lovers Bob and Jeff is threatened by a crisis. Jeff is considering leaving Bob. Bob, meanwhile, has to contend with meddling family members who are
ignorant of his living situation.
Bob’s mother, a domineering comic creation, complicates matters by pressing him to get married. She refuses to recognise that there is anything about her son which might upset her conventional
Can Bob’s family – matriarch mother Vera, Lois and Bill, Nona and Arthur – help to rescue the situation? And will Bob be able to tell the seemingly ignorant Vera that the ‘straight and narrow’ is not the life for her favourite little boy…?
Straight and Narrow, Jimmie Chinn‘s most successful play, had a long West End run at the Wyndham’s theatre in 1992 and 1993.
Lewis Allcock (Bob) appeared at Above The Stag in Glenn Chandler’s ‘The Good Scout’ and ‘Lord Dismiss Us’. Recently he played Will’m Shaxper in ‘Marlowe’s Fate’ at the White Bear.
Todd Von Joel (Jeff, Bob’s kitchen-fitting business partner and secret lover) has recently been in ‘EastEnders’ ‘Holby City’ and ‘Shakespeare & Hathaway’.
Carol Royle (Vera, Bob’s drama queen of a mother) recent TV is the series ‘Endeavour’ and theatre is Vee Talbot in ‘Orpheus Descending’ at the Menier Chocolate Factory and Genie Klein in the National tour of ‘Beautiful the Carole King musical’.
Kerry Enright (Lois, Bob’s sister) has appeared in several major musicals including ‘Wicked’ (she understudied Madame Morrible) and ‘Sister Act’.
Harriett Hare (Nona, Bob’s sister) was Mollie Ralston in ‘The Mousetrap’.
Damon Jeffery (Bill, Lois’s husband) was in ‘An Enemy Of The People’ at Chichester Festival Theatre.
Gavin Duff (Arthur, Nona’s husband) was Skipper in ‘The Warmhouse’.