Rehearsals are well underway for Jávea Players’ latest production, Bats, which is the third play they have staged written by their resident playwright Phil Mansell. It will be presented at Jávea’s Casa de Cultura following a delicious tapas meal at the nearby Bar Imperial.
Phil is also directing the play, a dark comedy set in a house where an ever-growing colony of bats has set up home in the loft. The council’s bat expert is expected any minute, but the man of the house mistakenly welcomes in a succession of unlikely people who come to the door.
“I wrote this play a few years ago and have extensively rewritten it for its Spanish premiere,” said Phil who has introduced a new character in the form of a nosy neighbour. “I’ve been lucky to find a very talented cast and we’re having a lot of fun at rehearsals.”
Phil has previously directed two other of his plays for Jávea Players – Poor Yorick, an alternative telling of Hamlet, and the 1950s amateur detective spoof Look Out – He’s Got A Gun! They both proved very popular and played to sell-out audiences.
Bats is one of 12 plays Phil has had published and it has been performed far and near, from Powys in Wales to Sointula in Canada.
Bats will be performed from 28th June – 5th July (excluding Sunday) at the Casa de Cultura in Jávea following a tapas supper at the Bar Imperial. For more information and to book tickets visit www.javeaplayers.com.