Genie’s new tale of intrigue at The Playhouse

Playhouse Theatre, Clare St.
Playhouse Theatre, Clare St.

A tale of ‘magic, mayhem and morality’ will be told by the cast of The Playhouse Theatre’s latest show, The Last Wish.

Written by Tony Janney, it tells the story of a character named Ted who, while in his mid-20s, inherits his aunt’s house.

Downstairs, gathering dust on the mantelpiece, is an old brass lamp and Ted, curious to see what it might look like if it was cleaned up, gives it a rub with his hanky.

When the smoke clears, an unwanted guest in a turban and baggy trousers appears and proves not to be a singing telegram. But can he really come up with the goods?

The play will be performed at The Playhouse Theatre, in Clare Street, Northampton, from Tuesday, July 2 until Saturday, July 6. Tickets cost £8 for non-members or £6.50 for concessions. To book tickets call the box office on Northampton 627791 or visit www.theplayhousetheatre.net. Performances will take place at 7.45pm.

The Playhouse Theatre has been running for more than 50 years. The auditorium seats 86 people and, although the stage is small, the group promises that audiences will be “drawn in by the professionalism of the players”.

For more information, see www.theplayhousetheatre.net