The WADS’ winter production will run for three days at the end of January. The theatre group will be staging Bazaar and Rummage by Sue Townsend (of Adrian Mole fame) plus two very short farces by Michael Frayn.


Bazaar and Rummage, a comedy about a jumble sale arranged by a self-help group of agoraphobics, was first staged at the Royal Court Theatre in 1982 and was made into a TV drama, starring Juliet Stevenson amongst others, the following year.

In it, Gwenda leads the group who have been unable to leave their homes for a variety of reasons. An ex-agoraphobic herself, Gwenda decides that the perfect way to help them overcome their fears is to get them involved in staging a bazaar and rummage sale at their local church hall. With the help of trainee social worker Fliss, they tackle the first major obstacle – getting there – only to be faced later on with the horrifying prospect of having to make their way back home.

WADS performed One Night Stand at the Parish Hall a couple years ago.


Bazaar and Rummage is a funny and touching story about five very different women drawn together by the one thing they have in common. As they sort through the piles of jumble, we sense the strangeness of their self-imposed isolation and begin to understand something of the situations and circumstances that have led each of them withdraw from normal life.


WADS’ version of the play will be sandwiched between two short farces by Michael Frayn. Readers may recall that WADS last performed something by Frayn in 2005, when the company staged the hilarious farce Noises Off.

Bazaar and Rummage is being performed at Whitchurch Parish Hall at 7:30pm on Thursday 26, Friday 27, and Saturday 28 January 2012.

Tickets cost £7 (£5 concessions) and are available to buy with a credit or debit card online at Alternatively, telephone 892514 to reserve your tickets. Also see the event listing HERE.

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