Happy Event

The Gibraltar Amateur Drama Association, (G.A.D.A.) will be staging the comedy "Happy Event", a comedy by Richard Everett as its Joint Production this year. The play will be staged at the Ince's Hall Theatre on 15th, 16th and 17th April.

Jane Harbottle is expecting the "Happy Event" of the title, but she is nervous of telling her husband Peter because she believes it will prevent his forthcoming promotion and posting to Saudi Arabia. Choosing the right moment to tell him is crucial so Jane prepares a quiet dinner to smooth the way.

Jane has confided in her friend Stella who, as well as her husband Mike, are delighted with the news and determined to celebrate at the first available opportunity.

The Harbottles' scatter-brained neighbour Polly thinks she too is pregnant but confuses the issue by telling Peter that Stella is also having a baby.

Meanwhile Grigore, a Greek business colleague of Peter's, with little command of the English language but plenty of zest, arrives, all too willing to celebrate anything and is soon very smitten with Polly.

As Grigore gets higher, and Polly dafter, Peter struggles with a sprained ankle and a secret of his own....small wonder that Jane ends up throwing the antique dinner service around! Will the comical chaos ever settle down long enough for the truth to emerge?

The cast on this occasion is made up of:

Jane: Katherine Brown
Peter: Trevor Guilliano
Stella: Michelle Francis
Mike: Mario Prescott
Polly: Nadine Gonzalez
Grigore: Nicholas Pinero

Directing this time is Howard Danino with a crew comprised from member groups and individuals.

The set is once again worthy of a mention, as we saw in the last play, this set is also decorated to a very high standard with lots of attention to detail.

*Tickets will be available at the Ince's Hall Ticket Office between 5 and 7pm as from Monday 31st March priced at ?10.00 and ?6.00. There will be a limited number of tickets for senior citizens available ?4.00.