The Hypochondriack by Molière

The November production from WADS - Whitchurch’s community theatre – is a hilarious medical farce, The Hypochondriack by Molière. It’s about a man who’s so convinced he’s ill, even though he’s perfectly fit, he doesn’t notice everyone around him taking advantage, as he divides his time between summoning the doctor to care for his ills and trying not to settle the resultant bills.

The play’s director, Claire Isbester, says, “We all know somebody who won't shut up about their ailments and it's always the one with nothing wrong with them. Argan spends so much time with his doctors that he hasn't noticed his trophy wife fleecing him or his daughter's love life. And what his household staff are up to is anyone's guess. This is a very funny play, and I’m sure it’ll score highly with our audiences.”

 The Hypochondriakis being performed at the Parish Hall on Thursday 19 November to Saturday 21 November at 7.30pm in the Parish Hall. Tickets cost £10 (£7 concession) and are available by clicking the tickets icon at ht e top of this page, by email from, and by telephone at 01256 89251401256 892514.

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Following Beyond the Fridge, we have a tentative plan for some street/pub theatre, and we are encouraging people write their own short plays or some of the scripts we already have.

We are always on the lookout for people to get involved - actors, directors, sound and lighting people, make-up people, set builders, wardrobe, front-of-house, etc. etc. All are welcome. Our club night is every Tuesday at Whitchurch Parish Hall from 8pm. Just turn up,  contact WADS at, or telephone 01256 89251. You can also follow WADS on Facebook and Twitter (@WADSweb).

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The photograph above of the cast of Julius Caesar appears by kind permission of Andy Stott, a local photographer and member of  WADS whose work can be viewed on his website,