Stage adaption of 60s cult classic The Graduate coming to The Millgate

SADDLEWORTH PLAYERS will perform the stage adaption of the cult 1960s film and classic novel ‘The Graduate’ at the Millgate Arts Centre, Delph, from March 25 to April 1.

Melvyn Bates directs The Graduate cast
Melvyn Bates directs members of The Graduate cast, Sam Reid (Benjamin Braddock) and John Rawson (Mr Robinson)

This bittersweet comedy tells the story of Benjamin Braddock, a twenty-one-year-old graduate with outstanding grades.

After graduation Benjamin finds himself questioning his purpose in life and the privileged, suburban world inhabited by his parents.

A bored and confused Benjamin falls prey to the seductions of the enigmatic Mrs Robinson, the wife of his father’s business partner.

They begin an affair which takes an unfortunate turn when Benjamin falls for Elaine, Mrs Robinson’s bright and breezy daughter.

Complex and intriguing characters deliver witty and fast-paced dialogue against the backdrop of well-to-do Berkeley in sixties southern California.

The Graduate’ is directed by Melvyn Bates and with the characters brilliantly played by actors Samantha Griffiths (Mrs Robinson), John Rawson (Mr Robinson), Kate Davies (Elaine Robinson), Jill Woods (Mrs Braddock), Paul Gledhill (Mr Braddock) and Sam Reid (Benjamin Braddock).

The play contains brief nudity and adult themes (not suitable for younger audiences).

Saddleworth Players will be performing ‘The Graduate’ at The Millgate Arts Centre, Delph, from March 25 to April 1.

Tickets can be purchased from the box office at Saddleworth Players: 01457 874644 (Tuesdays 2pm – 5pm, Wednesday & Thursday 2pm – 7pm and Fridays & Saturdays 9:30am – 1pm), from Delph Library, or online: www.millgateartscentre.co.uk

 

 

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