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They Came from Mars and Landed Outside the Farndale Avenue Church

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  4w, 1m

David McGillivray, Walter Zerlin Jr.

"Superb, minutely observed spoof with some hilarious set pieces." - The Guardian

"'Hilarious' cried the blurbs; 'I laughed till I cried.' I did." - Guernsey Evening Press

"Some marvelous, almost surrealist moments." - Wh…

They Came from Mars and Landed Outside the Farndale Avenue Church

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4w, 1m
  • Suggested Use
    • UIL Approved

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Summary
The Farndale Avenue ladies attempt lift off with their Dramatic Society's unique production of a sci fi thriller. Needless to say, high tech effects going awry and the limited talents of some group members ensure that the cast remains firmly on the ground some more than others. As ever, the resourceful Mrs. Reece brilliantly circumnavigates pitfalls as she steers the company into orbit and through space to genteel tea on Mars, where the nail biting action is interrupted to present the Flower Arranging Award. The tear jerking culmination has hysterical audiences on the edges of their seats.

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"Superb, minutely observed spoof with some hilarious set pieces." - The Guardian

"'Hilarious' cried the blurbs; 'I laughed till I cried.' I did." - Guernsey Evening Press

"Some marvelous, almost surrealist moments." - What's On

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David McGillivray

Walter Zerlin Jr.

Walter Zerlin Jr was probably the only English barrister who regularly dragged up, tap-danced and conjured professionally on stage. For 25 years, he wrote plays with David McGillivray, among them 10 in the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen's Guild Dramatic Society se ...
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