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In association with Laughing Tree Theatre, we are delighted to bring you

The Secret Lives of Henry and Alice

Thursday 2nd- Saturday 4th February 2023


Kings Cliffe Village Hall


For Henry Smith - business tycoon, secret agent, and Acting President of the United States - life was rarely dull. For Alice Smith - housewife - life was rarely anything but. Enter Michel, a French waiter: tall, handsome, and available! Exactly what happened next, no one will ever know - except, of course, for us, and for their goldfish, Orca.

In this hilarious romp through married life, the daydreams and fantasies of a married couple are played out by two extraordinary actors.

This production is by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

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Henry Smith – played by Sandy Thompson  

Sandy is a local actor & musician. Whilst studying and earning a degree in Drama, he was gigging up and down the country with local rock band IndigoChild. Since returning to his home town of Stamford, Sandy has taken part in many productions, mainly with the Stamford Shakespeare Company at Tolethorpe Hall and Stamford Shoestring Theatre. Some of his most recent roles include Boyet in 'Love's Labour's Lost', Sir Andrew Aguecheek in 'Twelfth Night', Demetrius in 'A Midsummer Night's Dream', and Sir Benjamin Backbite in 'The School For Scandal'. This is Sandy's first appearance in a Laughing Tree Theatre production. 

Alice Smith – played by Ellen Fraser

Ellen has been part of the local theatrical scene in Stamford for nearly six years, working with Stamford Shoestring Theatre, the Stamford Shakespeare Company and Laughing Tree Theatre. Having studied Entertainment Management at the Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts, she enjoys working both on stage and behind the scenes, and is on the Board at Stamford Shoestring Theatre. Ellen made her directorial debut for Laughing Tree Theatre in 2021 with 'Doctor Faustus' at Peterborough Cathedral.

Other acting credits include Elmire in 'Tartuffe' (SST), Catherine in 'The Memory of Water' (SST), Petra in 'An Enemy of the People' (SST), Faith in 'Kindertransport' (SST), Viola in 'Twelfth Night' (SSC), Maeve in 'Blue Stockings' (SST), Masha in 'The Seagull' (SST) and Natalia in 'I Am a Camera' (SST).

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"Fab play in the Memorial Hall. I watched the first night and laughed a lot. Cracking acting and direction, techies were OK too and the Players were fab hosts."

"Absolutely brilliant!"

"Well worth going - very funny and remarkable acting - so professional"

"I've never laughed so much in my life. Absolutely brilliant"

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