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Play:Charley's Aunt at Ilkley Playhouse

Play, Thu 8 - Sat 17 Dec 2022, £5-£12

Charley's Aunt

Charley's Aunt

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Ilkley Playhouse


Weston Road,
LS29 8HB

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Perfect for those winter days - a classic farce, with a dash of heart.

Love is a thing of joy - it makes these lads write poems (don't worry - no-one reads them -including us!) But they can’t string a sentence together when it comes to letters ... to their beloveds ... who they met at the ball the other night … (sound familiar?)

They ask them to lunch and that’s when the chaos begins - all deftly managed by an unflappable College Scout (think Jeeves - managing a bun fight … after buying the buns!)

First performed in 1892, on February 29th, Charley’s Aunt became the longest-running play worldwide, a Christmas favourite, also adapted for films and musicals.

Mistaken identity, crossed wires, misunderstanding and fast paced action - not forgetting the cross-dressing (well someone must pretend to be Charley’s Aunt - she’s not arrived, and the beloveds must have a chaperone … it’s 1892 remember!)

You’ll love it! This play will make you laugh.

“All you've got to do is remember you're a real old lady.”

“How can I remember I'm a real old lady (lifts skirt and petticoat together, showing trousers to knees) - with my trouser on?”

On-site light refreshments

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 8 - Sat 17 Dec 2022 19:30



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Map reference: SE 118475  Lat: 53.92349 Long: -1.82179


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