Time, Gentlemen, Please

1978

A cabaret dealing with a three letter word – sex. Disturbing and hysterically funny by turns, it takes an ironic look at heterosexuality. It makes a musical journey through gritty memories and fantasy orgies. Potted plants and dinner suits give a sophisticated air to the occasion. A personal afterthought on the seamier side of sex – the dream of true love, and the prospect of change.

  • Written by Bryony Lavery

Cast

Chris Bowler
Performer
Mary McCusker
Performer
Clive Russell
Performer
Diane Adderley
Performer/Musician
Richard Attree
Performer/Musician
Keith Morris
Performer/Musician

Production Team

Susan Todd
Director
Stephanie Howard
Designer
Diane Adderley
Music
Richard Attree
Music
Keith Morris
Music
Meri Jenkins
Technician/Company Manager
Sue Beardon
Administration
Jeff Jones @The Drawing Room
Graphics

Places and dates

Aston University Arts Centre, Birmingham
12/10/1978 - 14/10/1978
Essex University, Colchester
17/10/1978 - 18/10/1978
Royal York Hotel, Bath
20/10/1978 - 21/10/1978
Theatrespace, Covent Garden, London
Barnet FE College, London
26/10/1978
Hoxton Hall, London
27/10/1978

‘The latest from Monstrous Regiment is a cabaret, suavely staged and elegantly dressed, with astonishing versatility and sophistication in the music.’
Jim Hiley Time Out Oct 1978

‘It is a brilliant two-hour cabaret about sex, with jokes, songs and sketches following one another in smooth, satirical succession.’
Stephen McClarenc Doncaster Evening Post Nov 1978

Images

Words

A selection of reviews

2016 Interview discussion of the stage invasion of the show at Leeds in 1978

Press cuttings

Recordings

Video clip from a live performance of Time, Gentlemen, Please in 1978