Rookery Nook

November 3-19, 2011
By Ben Travers

Fast-paced and full of witty repartee, this stylish 1920s British farce is comparable to the comedies of Travers’ contemporary, Noel Coward. On holiday at the Somerset seaside, two fn-loving young friends, Gerald and Clive, get caught in a tangled web of silly white lies and flirtatious innuendos. But what’s a gentleman to do when a pretty girl arrives in wet pyjamas seeking protection and a shoulder to cry on? With tyrannical Nosey Parkers for relatives and neighbourhood busybodies lurking in the kitchen (with the cat!), Gerald could find his six-week old marriage in the lurch!

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Show Dates

November 3-19, 2011
Previews @ 8pm: November 1 & 2
Evenings @ 8pm: November 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Matinee @ 2pm: November 19

FREE Pre-Show lecture: LISTEN NOW!
Recorded Friday, November 4 @ 7 pm
with Dr. Denis Johnson, UVic grad and former Audience Outreach Director for the Shaw Festival
Rookery Nook was the second of nine “Aldwych farces,” a series of comedies by Ben Travers that included some of London’s most popular plays of the 1920s and ’30s. Dr. Denis Johnston will give an introduction to the play, the author, and the team that created this phenomenal series at the Aldwych Theatre.

Listen to the pre-show lecture 

Sign Language Interpretation: Saturday, November 19 @ 2pm
We are pleased to present this play with Sign Language Interpretation featuring international Deaf interpreter, presenter and performer Nigel Howard and hearing interpreter Jen Ferris. To order tickets for this performance, fill out and return this form.

Box Office: Opens October 25, 201
Call: 250.721.8000
For ticket prices or subscription opportunities, click here.

Cast & Creative

Creative Team:

Directed by Bindon Kinghorn
Set Designer Jessica P. Wong
Costume Designer Kat Jeffery
Lighting Designer  Bryan Kenney 
Sound Designer  Neil Ferguson
Stage Manager Caitlinn O’Leary
Assistant Lighting Designer Denay Amaral


Hayley Feigs (Gertrude Twine)
Alex Frankson (Putz)
Chelsea Graham (Mrs. Possett)
Brooke Haberstock (Poppy Dickey)
Alysson Hall (Clara Popkiss)
Lucas Hall (Harold Twine)
Taryn Lees (Rhoda Marley)
Jonathan Mason (Clive Popkiss)
Derek Wallis (Gerald Popkiss)
Simon Walter (Admiral Juddy)
Breanna Wise (Mrs. Leverett)

Produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc. New York City