Flirtations, sex, deception and regret: Titchfield’s new comedy will make you laugh out loud


The Saga of Ken and Sandra is a comedy set amongst the rhythmic beats, bells and ribbons of the Morris Dancing world, and in 2017 was longlisted for the Kenneth Branagh Award. Written by former schoolteacher and now successful local writer, Jules Garvey-Welch, this play launches the start of Titchfield Festival Theatre’s exciting New Play season.

Inspired by the popularity of Morris Dancing in the local community, the play invites you to join in on a carousel of flirtations, sex, deception and regret… marvel as ‘ash is wielded’, ‘handkerchiefs are waived’ and ‘baldrics are slapped’. Ken and Sandra are a couple for whom the passion has gone out of their marriage. Sandra is concerned that Ken doesn’t love her anymore and therefore decides to liven it up a bit in the bedroom.

Will Sandra successfully re-ignite the fire in her marriage to Ken with the items she has purchased on-line? This is a bawdy, fun comedy that is certain to entertain us during the dark winter nights of January.

Christine Lawrence, a published author, playwright and actor is directing The Saga of Ken and Sandra. Christine says “I am delighted to be directing this fabulous new play; Jules Garvey-Welch is an amazingly talented writer and last year I had the honour of directing her monologues (The Field Street Monologues) which we took on tour to the Brighton fringe and a local church in nearby Southwick village.

“The Saga of Ken and Sandra is a kind of love story, as deep down both partners are still in love although the sexual side of their relationship has become flat. It’s funny, down-to-earth and includes plenty of great comic moments. However, the audience will discover that this play is also about the importance of listening in relationships, as well as dealing with difficult issues such as infidelity.

“We have an excellent, experienced cast with the lead roles played by Abi Linnartz (who performed in Titchfield’s very first play at the Abbey in 2001) and Duncan Randall, who recently appeared in The Birthday Party, amongst other productions. We are very grateful too for the support of Wickham Morris dancers who will be performing during the show and have even taught all the cast to dance. It will be huge fun.”

The Saga of Ken and Sandra opens on Wednesday 9th January 2019 until Saturday 19th January at 7.30pm in the Oak Theatre, St Margarets Lane, Titchfield PO14 4BG. There will be a Sunday matinee on the 13th January. No performance on Monday 14th.

Please note: this play is not suitable for children.

For more information, please go to contact our Box Office on 01329 556156.