Monthly Archives: June 2013

Jeeves in Bloom 18th to 20th July

The peaceful English countryside may never be the same after Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves pay a visit. What starts as a plan to pair tongue-tied newt-loving Augustus Fink-Nottle and fanciful, poet-loving Madeline Basset quickly goes awry. Soon Bertie is fending off Madeline’s amorous advances, reluctantly participating in an attempted burglary, and fleeing attacks from a homicidal French chef. With the stakes this high, the solution must lie with the one and only Jeeves!

Dorchester Drama actors are rehearsing hard ahead of their Summer production of “Jeeves in Bloom” which is going on stage at the Sunninghill Community Hall, Culliford Road Dorchester from Thursday 18th July to Saturday 20th July” 7:30pm. The play has been adapted by Margaret Raether from the stories of PG Wodehouse. “The play has been cleverly written around a number of Wodehouse’s stories.” says David Reeve, the director and chairman of the group. ”It is great that Wodehouse is having a revival. This play brings alive some of the great characters in a typical madcap Wodehouse adventure. What is more exciting is the play is making its UK première since it is still being performed to critical acclaim on the professional circuit in America.”

The play stars Sam Kelly as Bertie, Nick Heape as Jeeves and Dee Thorne as Anatole the French chef. There is a welcome return to Stella Hollis playing Aunt Dahlia and also stars newcomers Emma Follis as Madeline and Paul Wallis as Uncle Tom. “The cast are having great fun with the script and we think this is a perfect way to celebrate our 50th anniversary. I think it must rank as one of the funniest productions!” Tickets are £8 in advance (£5 for students and U18s) from Trinity Stores, Trinity Street or box office 01305 889202 or £9 on the door