Ten Times Table
by Alan Ayckbourn
June 1987
~ Directed by Viv Richardson ~

This comedy centres on the Pendon Civic Society which, inspired by an idea from its chairman, Ray, initiates a fund-raising pageant based on the martyrdom of the ‘Pendon Twelve’, a group of 19th-century farm workers. When Eric, a leftist schoolteacher, decides to turn the festivities into a propaganda show, the organizing committee splits into two groups responsible for rehearsing the workers and the military. Eric handles the workers’ group adroitly but Ray's gang have to bring in the neo-fascist Tim, who carries a real revolver and directs his group like General Franco. On the big day there is much disarray, but Ray has already hatched a plan for the next pageant: Romans battling Britons.

Cast
Keith MorbeyRay
Eric ChorleyCouncillor Donald
Jean EndeanHelen
Pippa CookeSophie
Graham KilnerEric
Mary FishAudrey
Martin HillaryLawrence
Mandy RichardsonPhillipa
Barry LeeTim
Lee HooperMax