For most, a holiday away from all the trials and tribulations of everyday home life, basking in the sun would be the perfect way to spend a few days. As the Hawarden Players production of “Surprise Package” proved, this is not the case for one family in particular.
From the moment they touched down, and grandma lost her shoe getting off the plane, the Tinsley’s face drama after drama throughout their package deal to “Pension Maria” in Formentera. Smitten Ron has booked his family into the same hotel as his recently separated girlfriend, Gloria, meanwhile, the spark in his own mother and father’s marriage is dwindling. Fellow holiday maker, Fritz ends up in the most unlikely of love triangles, when all he wants is to sort the problem of constant wind in his pipes as opposed to the water he was expecting! Staff members Juanito and Rosita get more than they bargained for as they end up in everyone’s affairs and the language barriers between all parties aren’t helping matters in the least! Come and watch as confusion reigns supreme, passion ignites, tempers flare, a storm brews, and grandma loses her teeth! Maybe they should have gone to Blackpool after all!
Following her hugely successful take on “Happiest Days of Your Life”, Hawarden Players chairperson, Fiona Burdsall, once again directed the group in this hilariously fast paced farce, which keept the laughs coming all night with a hugely talented cast and licensed bar getting everyone into the summer holiday spirit!
Performances of “Surprise Package” took place 24th, 25th and 26th July 2014, at the Hawarden Institute, Glynne Way, Hawarden