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Cookridge Village Hall Association
A play by Francis Durbridge Directed by Susan Plume
5th - 7th May at 7:30pm
For the second production of the CADS 60th anniversary year, following our successful "Aladdin" pantomime in February, we travel back to the early 1980s. This was a time before the everyday use of mobile phones for calls and texts, when landlines were all that was available to the general public for quick communication and when call boxes were on many a street corner. It was a time when forensic science was not as advanced as it is now in establishing place and time of a murder, and DNA testing was not available to the police.
By the early 1980s, Prince Charles and Princess Diana had been married only a couple of years and their first child, Prince William, had recently been born. Margaret Thatcher was in Number 10 and there was a renewed sense of patriotism and optimism following the successful recapture of the Falkland Islands.
We take you back to a time of the Rubik's Cube, of Commodore personal computers, of jackets with large shoulder pads and sleeves rolled-up, of tight-fit jeans and trousers in denim or corduroy and chinos in beige cotton. It was a time when track suits, ski pants, leg warmers and t-shirts became part of everyday fashion for both men and women.
Pop stars of the time included Boy George and Culture Club, Adam Ant, Wham!, Michael Jackson and The Human League. A loaf of bread cost about 37p, a pint of milk around 20p and the Mini mentioned in the play would have set you back just under £3,500 from new. Welcome back to the early 1980s!