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an old farce

Helen brought the programme for the outdoor theatre productions to D&D today. Heartbreak are doing four productions this summer, including two Shakespeares and Peter Pan. The group's unanimous decision was to go to the fourth option - Charley's Aunt.. For those who don't know, it's a famous farce, first performed in 1892, which broke records for the length of time it ran in both London and New York. I'm looking forward to seeing it at last.

Charley's Aunt is a somewhat appropriate thing for me at the moment, as it is mentioned in the classic Two Ronnies Mastermind sketch, where the contender's specialist subject is 'Answering the question before last'. The last three questions are:

What make of vehicle is the standard London Bus ?
      A singer.
Correct. In 1892 Brandon Thomas wrote a famous, long-running English farce - what was it ?
     British Leyland.
Correct. Complete the following quotation about Mrs Thatcher - "Her heart may be in the right place, but her ..."
     Charley's Aunt.

Makes me smile every time.

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