Summer slapstick comedy is back at The Market Place Theatre in Armagh with one of Northern Ireland’s leading amateur theatre companies, Belvoir Players, and their production of Sam Cree’s ‘Separate Beds’.

Judy Marshall is facing the biggest day of her life with her wedding to Alan Rea fast approaching. Judy’s actress mother, currently separated from her father Arthur, is planning to return to the family home for the nuptials. Alan’s mother is a rather straight-laced North Antrim woman who steadfastly believes that marriage is “till death us do part!”

Can they keep the separation secret? With Ivy, the maid, who has a fondness for Arthur’s Brandy; an interior decorator, Andy Crawford, who has already spent three weeks re-painting the bedroom while awaiting the arrival of his eighth off-spring; an amorous neighbour, Madge Wirsall who has her eye on Arthur and a retired vicar who is standing in for the local minister and gets very confused with the facts, and you have the pot-pourri of characters to make a hilarious evening’s entertainment from the pen of Ulster’s favourite playwright, Sam Cree.

‘Separate Beds’ will be staged on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th August at 8pm. Tickets are priced £11 and £9 (concession), and can be booked through the Box Office on [028] 3752 1821 or online at

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