Magic lamp and a tale of intrigue at the Playhouse

Playhouse Theatre.
Playhouse Theatre.

A tale of ‘magic, mayhem and morality’ is being told this week 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 a 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 is being performed at The Playhouse Theatre, in Clare Street, Northampton, today, tomorrow and Saturday. Tickets cost £8 for non-members or £6.50 for concessions. To book, call the box office on 01604 627791 or visit 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 their website