In Cahoots

By Melissa Reeves

Part of the Sedos Summer Festival

8-12 July 2014

The 80s. Australia. Brownies. There’s probably no badge for this.

Tonight is the annual Parents and Friends evening of the First Cardwell Street Brownies. But when the new District Commissioner arrives to inspect the all-singing, semaphoring, badge-collecting Brownie Troupe, she's not expecting spray cans, a hip flask full of whisky and a mushroom that incorporates a short wave radio.

The audience and front of house volunteers are treated as parents and friends of the Brownies in this comedic, slightly absurd play set in 1980s Australia, where the subversive characters are not what they seem.

As the play progresses the Brownies’ radical secrets unfold in bizarre fashion at a ‘pow-wow’ with a difference.

This all-female cast brings you the UK premiere of this fast-paced show, which combines humour, music, craft and play.


BROWN OWL | Fran Pilcher
JEANIE | Roz Brierley
MONICA | Fran Rafferty
NATALIE | Kate Cullen
RHONDA | Hayley Sperring
RUTH | Kezia Richards


DIRECTOR | Emma J Leaver
PRODUCER | Clare Harding

Bridewell Theatre

  • Tuesday 8 July 2014 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 9 July 2014 7.30pm
  • Thursday 10 July 2014 7.30pm
  • Friday 11 July 2014 7.30pm
  • Saturday 12 July 2014 2.30pm
  • Saturday 12 July 2014 7.30pm