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It was with deep sadness to hear of the recent death of Graham Bryant. Graham was a valued member of our group -  a past OCT Chairman and committee member, actor and, together with his wife Jane, directed some memorable productions for us including Blood Brothers, Relatively Speaking, Not Now Darling and last year’s very popular and successful Blackadder Goes Forth.

His contribution to local community amateur theatre spanned over 40 years ranging from involvement with Monmouth Music Theatre, Newport Playgoers, the Dolman Theatre, Theatr Silures and many more.

Off Centre Theatre would like to send its condolences to his wife, Jane and the family, at this sad time.

GRAHAM  BRYANT

Rehearsals are well underway for our next production ‘WEEKEND BREAKS’, by John Godber (April in Paris, Teechers, Bouncers), a heartfelt and bittersweet comedy that explores the relationship between a son and his elderly parents.

Teacher, would-be writer and stand-up comedian, Martin Dawson, - played by Thom Wade (Relatively Speaking, Two) - is spending some time alone in the Lake District working on a film script, after an extra-marital fling has turned his life upside down. He decides to invite his working class parents - played by Eileen Summers (Plaza Suite, Deadly Nightcap) and Phil Davies (Secretarial Skills, Two) to spend some time with him over one weekend. This will be a visit to remember as Martin rediscovers his roots and what it really means to love your parents; even when you want to kill them!

Directed by Geoff Manning, and tickets are now on sale. Contains some brief strong language.

“…plenty of laughs”

- BRITISH THEATRE GUIDE

“Fun, funny and very, very British”

- EAST ANGLIAN DAILY TIMES

LEN (Phil Davies), JOAN (Eileen Summers), and MARTIN (Thom Wade)

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