No sex please – we’re in Richmond

Madcap: The cast of No Sex Please, We're British, on at Richmond School of the Arts on November 10, 17 and 24.
Madcap: The cast of No Sex Please, We're British, on at Richmond School of the Arts on November 10, 17 and 24.

Richmond Players promises a night of raucous laughter with No Sex Please, We’re British!

Set in the 60s, the play by Anthony Marriott and Alistair Foot is a farce set in London and surrounds an assistant bank manager, Peter Hunter, who lives in a flat above his bank with his new bride, Frances.

When Frances innocently sends a mail order off for some Scandinavian glassware, what comes back sets off a whole lot of trouble.

It involves lots of packages, many doors, various people appearing and disappearing through them, a faulty kitchen hatch and the arrival of two very unexpected young ladies.

Director Carol Wimmer is making her directorial debut with Richmond Players.

“What a fun first play on which to work,” she said. "Think old British TV sitcoms before ‘politically incorrect’... Then add multiple misunderstandings, a young married couple, a bumbling bank teller, a supercilious superintendent, a couple of unsolicited ‘young ladies' - and lots of doors.  

“The chaos that ensues has been fun to see coming to life as the cast get into the crazy characters and really crank up the action - and the chases across the stage.”

No Sex Please—We’re British is at the Richmond School of Arts on Saturdays November 10, 17 and 24 at 2pm and 6.30pm. Matinee: $25 for adults, members free, $20 for groups of 10+; dinner (two-course meal): $45 for adults, $35 for members. See richmondplayers.com.au.