BAZAAR & RUMMAGE
by Sue Townsend

"Somewhere in a Teesside church hall, a very unique group of women are about to meet!
 
Gwenda has a brilliant idea, in order to help a group of agroraphobic ladies she forces them to help at a local bazaar, enlisting the support of Fliss, a trainee social-worker. While sorting through the rummage it becomes very clear that it’s not just the physical jumble that they are managing to sort. It’s up to the ever-sensible Fliss to help keep the crowd under control.
 
After a successful run of “The Shagaround” and a sell-out tour of “Miss Crispy 1988”, less is MORE return with another wonderful musical comedy that will coax you out into the real world"
 

Fun Fur

World Cup Song

My Day

Barry

Panic Attack

The Music Of Bazaar And Rummage:
 
  • Barry
  • Fun Fur
  • World Cup Song
  • My Day
  • Panic Attack
 
All songs copyrighted and used by specific request via less is MORE productions.
 
Please contact us if you are interested to use these songs.
 
 
Written By: Sue Townsend
Directed By: David Tuffnell
Produced by: less is MORE
 
Music & Lyrics by: James Harrison, Graham Stygall & David Tuffnell
 
Cast:
 
Fliss - Rosie Fox
Gwenda - Wendie Middleton
Katrina- Victoria Holtom
Bell Bell - Holly Robson
Margaret - Sarah York
WPC - Doreen Frankland

& James Harrison as The Vicar
 
 
Review: Remote Goat

‘Bazaar & Rummage’ by Less Is More Productions can only be described as a perfect tribute to the recently deceased Sue Townsend, most famous for the Adrian Mole Series. Here we watch the hilarious antics of some colourful agoraphobics who are organising a jumble sale, Townsend’s script allows for witty come backs, bitchy attacks and over-dramatic hormonal displays. It would be easy to over-act these strong characters, however, under director David Tuffnell the protagonists deliver life-like acting with heart wrenching moments of irony intermingled with perfectly timed humour.

The surprising aspect of this play was the music. As the audience braces itself for the beginning of the first solo pieces, Victoria Holtom wows us with her ode to Barry Manilow. Yet, Holtom is not the only star of the stage (much to her character Katrina’s annoyance,) Sarah York as the swearing single-mum, Holly Robson as an OCD widow, Wendie Middleton as the hypocritical Christian and Rosie Fox as a straight talking social worker were born to sing live, mastering complicated harmonies with pitch perfection.

This well-oiled production highlights the array of talent local in the area which could be easily lost in a blander play.
Less is More should be holding their heads high with this production; a real treat for anybody lucky enough to see it.

The only disappointment was that the play had not sold out- which given the quality of the production and the enjoyment factor was a real surprise.
  1. Title 9
  2. Title 6
  3. Title 1
  4. Title 4
  5. Title 3
  6. Title 8
  7. Title 6
  8. Title 2
  9. Title 7