Romantic Comedy heads to The Playhouse Theatre this September

Kenneth Horne’s rarely produced comedy, Love In A Mist, runs from 18-22 September 2018

Newlyweds Pat and Nigel get lost in the mist and end up trapped in a cottage owned by Mr and Mrs Evans, which also happens to be a duck farm. Following the arrival of Rose and Howard, also lost, and on a dirty weekend, the six find themselves trapped with only poultry journals for company, and more importantly, limited sleeping arrangements.

This is the first time Weekes Baptiste has directed for The Playhouse Theatre on Clare Street, but he’s well known in the Northampton theatre community for his work with his own company, Spears-Indi, which recently brought ‘The Reluctant Hero‘ to the outdoor stage at Bradlaugh Fields, and at the Playhouse Theatre has produced ‘Priceless‘ (as part of the venue’s One-Act Play Festival) and ‘Swan in the Attic’.

Love In A Mist was written in 1942 by Kenneth Horne; The Playhouse cast consists of Gena McCrystal (Make Way For Lucia, Brief Encounter) as Mrs Evans, Simon Rye (Make Way For Lucia, Brief Encounter) as Mr Evans, Kevin Evans (Ying Tong, A Butler Did It! (for Charity Players)) as Nigel, Georgina Pearson (Lydia By Any Other Name (Spears-Indi), ensemble for The Grapes of Wrath (Royal & Derngate)) stars as Pat, Holly Parker-Guest (Can You Hear The Music?, Accidental Death of an Anarchist (Lindley Players and Carlton Theatrical Society)) as Rose and Siôn Grace (Woman in Mind, The Bacchae (for Masque Theatre))

Love In A Mist runs from 18-22 September 2018 at The Playhouse Theatre, Clare Street, NN1 3JA. Tickets cost £9 and £8 for concessions and may be booked by telephoning the box office on 01604 627791 (answerphone) or by emailing

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