A tall tale at The Green Room Theatre this Christmas, with the Pulitzer prize-winning comedy ‘Harvey’, a 6ft 3inch rabbit

Harvey’ by Mary Chase is a light-hearted, Pulitzer Prize winning comedy and long-running Broadway hit set in the 1930’s about Elwood. P. Dowd a gentleman and conversationalist and his very strange best friend a 6ft 3inch rabbit called Harvey.

‘HARVEY’ by Mary Chase runs at The Green Room Theatre, Wilmslow from Saturday 3-10 December 2022 with a matinee on 10 December.
Tickets now on sale at the theatre’s website: www.greenroomwilmslow.org.uk. Ticket Line: 01625 540933

Elwood. P. Dowd talks to everyone he meets in the street extending a kind invitation to dine at his house with the giving of his card. He returns home one day to find his Sister Veta and her daughter Myrtle-May hosting a party he was not told about. Elwood loves company and begins to introduce himself and his friend Harvey,
a 6ft 3inch rabbit who is nowhere to be seen.

Veta having had enough of her brother’s shenanigans, plans to have him committed to Chumley’s Rest mental institution, and speaks to a Dr. Sanderson. After they have spoken, Dr. Sanderson believes that Veta herself is crazy and asks Miss Kelly, nurse to escort Elwood out of the building and commit Veta instead!

Once Dr. Chumley, the owner of the mental institute hears of the confusion, he sets out to put things right and to find Elwood and his furry friend Harvey.

Tasked with pulling this rabbit out of the hat is Director Sonia Dykstra who said: ‘’The play takes a light heartted and funny look at how important friendship is, and how true friendship can withstand any challenge thrown at it. Given the challenging times we have all had over the last couple of years our friends and friendships have rarely been more important than they are now.

‘’We have an excellent cast which includes fine comedy actors Ian Tyler who plays Edward P Dowd, last seen here as Jeeves in our critically acclaimed production of ‘Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense’, Richard Sails playing William Chumley and Victoria Johnstone playing Veta Louise Simmons.’

Please note that, whilst Harvey is a comedy, and there is a matinee, this is not a pantomime and it is not a play suitable for younger children.

Photo left to right are: Actors Victoria Johnson (Veta Louise Simmons), Ian Tyler (Elwood P Dowd) and Scarlet Newton (Myrtle Mae) gazing at an empty seat occupied by the invisible Harvey. 

Support your local theatre; and do take the opportunity to see our Christmas production of Harvey by Mary Chase at The Green Room Theatre, Wilmslow.

  • The play runs from 3-10th December 2022. No Sunday performance. Evenings at 7:45pm. 2:30pm matinee on Saturday 10 December.
  • Tickets now on sale at the theatre’s website: www.greenroomwilmslow.org.uk.
  • Ticket Line: 01625 540933.

  • Tickets can be bought in person at the Green Room: Saturday Box Office – 12, 19, 26 November and 3 December – 11am to 12 noon.

  • Tickets cost £10 for members, £12 full price
  • Following the government’s relaxation of Covid restrictions, we kindly ask you to please not attend the theatre if you feel unwell, have cold-like symptoms, or may be infectious.



Press contact at The Green Room Theatre, Wilmslow:

Mark Jephcott, PR & Marketing

email: mail@greenroomwilmslow.org.uk

Tel: 01625 540933

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