Struggling sculptor Brindsley Miller and his fiance, Carol, are having a party with the aim of impressing Carol’s bombastic father, Colonel Melkett, and millionaire Georg Bamberger. They hope the two men might purchase some of Brindsley’s sculptures. Without permission, they have borrowed the furniture and effects of their fussy neighbor, Harold, to make their own flat more presentable. Just before the guests arrive, the main fuse blows, plunging the flat into darkness. What follows is a frantic romp with unexpected visitors, mistaken identities, and surprises lurking in every dark corner!
The action supposedly in the dark is illuminated, when the lights are supposed to be on, the stage is the dark. So, only we, the audience, can see the action that ensues in the dark. As you might expect, the results are chaotic, disastrous and very funny, indeed!
Directed by Giovanna Boeri van der Zee
Produced by Naomi Brouwer
Black Comedy was performed on stage in Der Aa-Theater on the 27th, 28th and 29th of April 2017.
Tim Chandler as Brindsley Miller
Anna Blake as Carol Melkett
Marco Carlotti as Colonel Melkett
Anneke Westra as Miss Furnival
Sebastian Prehn as Harold Gorringe
Eni Toth Bagi as Clea
Andrew Tolsma Fernandez as Schuppanzingh
Joppe van der Zwan as Bamberger