Feb 2017

Caught On The Hop, by Derek Benfield, played from Wed 22 – Fri 24 Feb 2017.

When impressionable Phil announces to his good friend George that he has fallen for a girl on the top of a 49 bus, George is not surprised; such affairs have happened and blown over many times before. But he is surprised when he learns that Phil intends to divorce his wife Maggie and go to live with his new girlfriend…in the house next door! However, friends being friends, the obliging George is persuaded to lend a helping hand, thus setting in motion the most frenetic confusion of mistaken identities, plotting and counter­plotting that ever erupted on a quiet summer’s day in the suburbs.

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“Farce at its finest…. this amateur production is as good as any professional comedy”Love Midlands Theatre

Audience Reactions

“I was on the edge of my seat wondering who else was going to get tangled up into the plot. Well done to all the cast for a great evening’s entertainment”

“Everyone had a great time – it was excellent!”

“Great night of theatre thanks to SSA Drama tonight. Highly recommend you catch Caught on the Hop.”

“Excellent play and loads of laughs! Great Friday night out!”


Phil – Chris Cooper
George – Ashlee Sopher
Maggie – Maria Theresa Rodriguez
Julie – Emma Davies-Doran
Mrs Puffet – Rachel Pinwell
Mr Brasset – Steve Carey
Greta – Alice Fennell
Alan – Harvey Grant


Directors – Chris Cooper & Pete Bayliss
Design – Chris Cooper
Technical Director – Andrew Exeter
Stage Manager / Associate Technical Director – Shan Nolan

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