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Production Date:  April 1974

Directed by: Keith Jefferies

Playwright: Ray Cooney & John Chapman

Genre:  Comedy Farce

Group:  BHTC

Staged:  The Martlets, Burgess Hill




The scene is the exclusive London fur salon of Bodley and Crouch, where Crouch (the well-meaning innocent) struggles to keep things on an even keel despite the energetic philandering of his partner.


At the moment, Bodley is trying to secure the affections of his latest would-be mistress by "selling" her husband an expensive mink fur coat for a fraction of its real worth, and the stammering Crouch is saddled with the task of consummating the sale with a straight face. But, as luck would have it, the husband seizes the bargain coat as the perfect gift for his own mistress-whereupon the complications burgeon uproariously, with poor Crouch caught in the middle. Suspicious wives, mistaken identities, scantily clad girls clapped hurriedly into closets all become part of the hilarious antics.

PLAYWRIGHTS: Ray Cooney & John Chapman. 'Not Now Darling' was written in 1970. 

Stage Manager

Asst. Stage Manager




Lighting & Effects


Front of House

Set Designer


Jim Towell

Jane Towell

Peter Case

Sheila Tapner

Melanie Murfin & Carol Oakley

Mick Pate & Charlie Briggs

Jean Poulson

Norma Somerville

Anthony White



Leon Figg
Karen Jefferies

Sheila Newell

Sheila Wells

Anthony White

Gilbert Bodley
Frank Oakley

Rodney Nash

June Colledge

Helen Cox

Elizabeth Batten

Rick Peckham

Leon Figg

Arnold Crouch

Miss Whittington

Miss Tipdale

Mrs Frencham

Commander Frencham

Harry McMichael

Janie McMichael

Sue Lawson

Maude Bodley

Mr Lawson




BHTC Production Number: 83

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