Dave Freeman was born in London in 1922. He
worked as a stage electrician until the outbreak of war when he joined
the Royal Navy for seven years. He then joined the London Metropolitan
police until recalled to the Navy in 1951 for the Korean War.
Comedy 4M 3F
The play is set in a French village near the German border on the eve of a local festival. When Stanley and Brenda, on a motoring trip, obtain a room for the night, they consider themselves lucky but not for long. In less than an hour, Stanley finds himself, in Brendas absence, lowering an attractive girl, stark naked, from the window, with the rooms radiator hanging from a rope near the ceiling. The arrival of Claud, the attractive girls husband, and or his own girlfriend, Simone, causes further chaos. By the second hour, almost everyone is in the wrong bed, as figures dressed as nuns and monks rush in an out and seductions and confrontations run rampant.
Comedy 4M 3F
Roland Dickerby, formerly of the Kindly Insurance Company, runs a health farm with his wide Julia, bought with the proceeds of a hefty insurance payout on the demise of Julias first husband, the charming rogue Sidney. Life isnt easy for Roland; a healthy lifestyle isnt exactly his cup of carrot juice. His formidable mother in law, Olivia, keeps a very beady eye on him and he is constantly harassed by portly guests maniacally in search of carbohydrates of the sweet variety. But today fate has something special in store for Roland; Sidney has decided to resurrect himself and turns up at the farm, just as Vanessa, the wife of Rolands ex-boss from the Kindly Mutual checks in for a health giving visit, guaranteeing a fast, furious and frantic farce.
KEY FOR TWO by John Chapman and Dave Freeman
Comedy 3M 4F
In this wickedly amusing play, by two master craftsmen of comedy, Harriet, a divorcee living in an elegant flat in Brighton, solves her financial problems by entertaining two married gentlemen callers on different days of the week. The scheme faces collapse when her friend Anne, whose marriage is tottering, arrives at the flat hotly pursued by her husband. One of Harriets lovers is confined to her bed with a sprained ankle and the second lover turns up unexpectedly, closely followed by two irate wives in search of their itinerant husbands. The indescribable confusion that ensues builds to a rich complexity of mistaken identity, splendidly farcical situations and a climax of comic wizardry.