More Food for Thought

Two short plays and two comic monologues with dinner

2nd-4th May 2008 Croft Street Community Centre, Lincoln

We staged ‘Food for Thought’, our first supper theatre evening, back in 2003 and it was such an enjoyable show that we often considered repeating it. We were pleased to return to Croft Street Community Centre to stage ‘More Food for Thought’ which this time featured two one-act plays and two comic monologues with a two-course supper. Su Toogood and Mark Scales sat in the director’s chair: Mark directed ‘Two Sides of a Square’ by Jack Booth, a clever depiction of a tempestuous relationship played out in two apartments on opposite sides of a town square, while Su staged ‘Meat and Two Veg’ by Paul Beard, which combined sexual tension with competitive vegetable growing. The plays were supported by two classic monologues: Vicky Ashberry gave a hilarious rendition of Joyce Grenfell’s ‘Music and Movement’ (“Don’t do that,George!”) and Jez Ashberry updated Bob Newhart’s monologue about the cheapest of all budget airlines – the Mrs Grace L Ferguson Airline and Storm Door Company. Once again Ian Smith took charge in the kitchen and produced another delicious supper: a vegetable pastitio (look it up) followed by fruit salad in a brandysnap basket with ice cream. The Lincolnshire Echo reported that “most performances hit the funny bone and were a credit to the Common Ground Theatre Company.”

‘Two Sides of a Square’ by Jack Booth

Maggie Sasha Drennan
Ernest Luke Niemiec
Mrs Hepplewhite Eileen Finningley
Nadia Sarah Holt

‘Meat and Two Veg’ by Paul Beard

Arthur David Lintin
Margaret Juli Charlton
Al Mark Scales
Directors Mark Scales and Su Toogood
Props and costumes Su Toogood and Carolyn Jones
Lighting Dan Leggett and Emily Norman
Sound Emily Norman
Front of house Vicky Ashberry
Chef Ian Smith
Poster design Jez Ashberry
Publicity Jez Ashberry
Programme Jez Ashberry