Arms and the Man

Directed by Owen Le Blanc


Wednesday 28th March 2012, 7.45pm
Thursday 29th March 2012, 7.45pm
Friday 30th March 2012, 7.45pm
Saturday 31st March 2012 7.45pm

A romantic comedy armed with chocolate!

The wife and daughter of a Bulgarian Major conspire to hide an enemy soldier. The soldier is a very practical man, who carries chocolate instead of bullets and scoffs at foolish heroics. He slips away, wearing the major's coat and carrying the daughter's portrait.

Will the daughter's fiance fight a duel with the soldier, or marry the maid instead?

This is one of Shaw's most popular comedies, full of secrets, confusions, discoveries and surprises.

Press Articles

Director Owen Le Blanc appeared on David Chadderton's Theatre Show on Canalside Community Radio (102.8FM) talking about the play on 15th March 2012.

You can listen to a podcast version of the broadcast here.

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This production received the following award at the Cheshire Theatre Guild Full Length Play Awards 2011-2012 season:

  • Geoffrey Kellett Cup for Best Supporting Actress - Joan Taylor Jones for Louka

The Cast
Catherine Petkoff Valerie Harris
Raina Petkoff, her daughter Rebekah Keen
Louka, Raina's maid Joan Taylor Jones
Captain Bluntschli John Banks
Russian Officer Tobias Schiebeck
Nicola, a manservant Tobias Schiebeck
Major Paul Petkoff Geoffrey Brocklehurst
Major Sergius Saranoff Lee Tipton


The Crew
Director Owen Le Blanc
Lighting and Sound Anja Le Blanc
Stage Manager Grace Reed
Assistant Stage Manager Caroline Lucas
Costumes Grace Reed
Marion Dean
Properties Marion Dean
Grace Reed
Prompt Marguerite Alexander
Landscape Painter Peter Hammond
Set Construction Gordon Dean
Karl Douglas
Lee Tipton
Janet Douglas
Lucille Connolly
Dave Basnett
Maureen Gray
Ann Goodwin
Marion Dean
Programme Dave Basnett