“BREATH OF SPRING”
By Peter Coke | Directed by Steve Millar
Saturday 28 July, by appointment
On stage this October
3 Males / 5 Females
For further info or to book an audition time, contact Steve: 021 2322453
Peter Coke’s play, “Breath of Spring” was a big hit when it was originally released, and was quickly adapted into the 1960 film, “Make Mine Mink”, which starred several great British actors, including Terry Thomas, Hattie Jacques, and a young Billie Whitelaw as the maid.
The title of this play may seem odd at first, but “Breath of Spring” was the name given to a naturally pale blue coloured, quite rare mink pelt, used in very expensive and exclusive clothing.
Dame Beatrice Appleby is a generous soul, but her money has run low and she has taken in paying guests, a rather disparate group, and Lily the maid, who is a reformed thief who has ‘done time’ in prison. Grateful for the chance that she has been given by Lady Beatrice, Lily presents her with a fur, opportunistically stolen from the neighbouring flat.
The group put aside their differences and pull together to return the fur before it is missed. The excitement gets to all of them and they decide to steal furs to raise money to help those in need. Detective Sergeant Pape and P. C. Kemp turn up, and all Hell breaks loose as the gang try desperately to cover up every trace of their illegal activities …