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California Suite

by Neil Simon
July 27th - 30th  2011

Erin Arts Centre, Port Erin

California Suite first presents at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York, is one of Neil Simon's succession of Broadway Hits.

In Visitor from New York, Hannah, a bright, feisty, successful and ambitious magazine writer meets her ex-husband, Bill, after nine years. Their daughter, Jenny, has run away from New York to stay with her father (who had fled to California for a quiet, less frenetic life). Words fly like spears!

In Visitor from Philadelphia loyal husband and ultra-convetional businessman, Marvin, awakes with a colossal hangover to find a voloptuous, unconcious blond in his hotel bed. She is clad only in Marvin's pyjama top! With his wife, Millie, on her way up to the suite, Marvin is in serious trouble unless he can find a way to conceal all evidence of his uncharacteristic indescretion.

Visitors from Chicago Mort & Beth, Stu & Gert seem to have nothing in common and are the most unlikley of friends to be taking 'the holiday vacation of a lifetime'. Things deteriorate rappidly, though, when Beth is injured during a tennis match!

All three plays are set in the smae luxury hotel suite, at different times of the year in late 1970's.

'Neil Simon at his most humane, compassionate best'


Directed byVisitor from New York: Susie Beswick 
Visitor from Philadelphia: Adrienne Sanderson
Visitors from Chicago: Susie Beswick 


Visitor from New York

Hannah Warren
Becki Dixon
William Warren
Edward Cerowski
Visitor from Phildelphia

Marvin Michaels
Steve Blower
Millie Michaels
Sharon Roberts
Catie Angus
Visitors from Chicago

Mort Hollender
Graham Roberts
Beth Hollender
Nicky Merritt
Stu Franklyn
Rex Nelson
Gert Franklyn
Lisa Murray
Behind the Scenes

Set Construction
Neil Birchall, Peter Allibone
Set Design, Properties
Susie Beswick, Adrienne Sanderson
Hotel Maids
Jackie Allibone, Thelma Floate
Brian Matthews
Stage Manager
Jane Foxon
Lights and Sound
Mike Lean
Front of House
Stan Woollock, Vera Moon
Programme/Poster Artwork
Adrienne Sanderson
RafflePat Clewis, Tanya Quine, Norma Ruocco, Phyllis White
Judy Matthews, Jane McGreggor Edwards, Charlotte Wade
Sara Holt, Rosie Dixon, Elise Norris, Ryan McGuiggan
PublicityNorman McGregor Edwards 2014