Winners of the British All Winners,

Glasgow International

& Isle of Man Drama Festivals

Cytringan Players

Our Autumn Production in the Studio Theatre at The Castle will be

30 October - 2 November 2013

The Sociable Plover

by Tim Whitnall

Directed by Paul Fowler

This is a terrific play for two men.

The description on the original poster reads, ‘Two men, one bird, big trouble’.

I don’t want to give too much away, but this short play packs in a lot of story.......


Nothing and nobody will stop Roy Tunt from spotting his wild birds and today, a stormy December morning on England's desolate east coast, he pursues a very special mission. With one more tick in his dog-eared notebook, Roy will have recorded all 567 species on the British List. The prevailing conditions are ideal and the time is perfect to welcome an elusive vagrant from the Asian Steppe, the rare and beautiful Sociable Plover.
Roy sequesters himself away in a bird-spotter's hide on a stretch of flooded marshland. With a packed lunch and a framed photograph of his ex-wife for company, he watches and waits. But might he, perhaps, have other plans? And who is the tall, dark and handsome stranger battling his way through the flood waters towards him? All will be revealed äóñ inside the hide...


"This quirky two-hander has real charm...there is as much humour as pathos to be found in Tim Whitnall's tightly written script." - Time Out




Roy - Wilf Portch

Dave - Vince Perry