This Ointment will have you laughing from start to finish!

June 30, 2021
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June 30, 2021

This Ointment will have you laughing from start to finish!

  • Why should Ron Corley MP, the Minister for the Environment, be searching the seaside bungalow of his ex-mistress Donna?
  • And why does his virtuous wife, Louise, turn up at the same place on the same day?
  • And what was a romantic doctor with a bunch of flowers doing in Sussex when his practice is in London?

A Fly in the Ointment is a hilarious farce by Derek Benfield. It’s based on a series of mistaken assumptions and the action is fast and furious.

Ron, having just finished his affair with Donna, visits her home, desperate to retrieve some incriminating photographs.  But Donna is reluctant to end the affair, and matters take a turn for the worse when Ron’s wife, Louise, arrives unexpectedly, and George Billing, a doctor, arrives wishing to declare his love for Louise. Add into the mix Brenda, a rather frustrated local policewoman, and Albert, a youthful pizza delivery boy who can spot an opportunity when he sees one, and the scene is set for side-splitting entertainment!

A Fly in the Ointment is being performed at The Players Theatre, Thame, from Tuesday 7th September until Saturday 11th September.

  • Tickets are £8 (no concessions) Tuesday/ Wednesday, and £10 (£9 concessions) Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Book online at  or from the Information Centre at Thame Town Hall (check website for opening times). This production will be live streamed so you can watch either in the theatre or at home.


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