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Michael Parker's The Amorous Ambassador, 9th-11th November 2006



The Amorous Ambassador, Bursledon Players, Bursledon Village Hall

Harry Douglas, US Ambassador to Britain, spends quiet weekends at his assigned country home outside London, along with his wife and daughter. This weekend, the house should have been empty save for the butler, yet there are more comings and goings than at Grand Central Station.

Simon Goodison entertained as the lecherous Ambassador, showing good comic timing, with Tanya Flewitt and Will Goodison providing fine support as Douglas’ daughter and her boyfriend (who was sometimes required to masquerade as another potential conquest for the Ambassador!) Julia Piper was excellent as the saucy neighobur-French-maid-lover while Dave Bunyon, complete with flamboyant accent and clowning, stole every scene that he was in as a very excitable but paranoid marine.

Anne Waggot

The Daily Echo, Monday, November 13, 2006

Cast List

Harry Douglas Simon Goodison
Lois Douglas Rosemarie Parker
Debbie Douglas Tanya Flewitt
Perkins Peter Savage
Joe/Josephine Will Goodison
Captain South Dave Bunyan
Faye Baker Julie Bowring
Marion Murdoch Julia Piper


Former Senator Harry becomes the ambassador to England and is up to his old shenanigans. He tells his wife and daughter he is going on a golf outing and returns to the embassy for a rendezvous. You won’t believe what happens next!

Spend an outrageous weekend at the English home of the American ambassador sweet-talking his wife, chasing his sexy neighbor and having his head turned by his daughter’s boyfriend, who is disguised wearing a dress. Throw in a clumsy secretary, a gung-ho military man and a butler to end all butlers and you are guaranteed an evening of madcap merriment from start to finish.

Production Team

Director Steve Humphreys
Lighting and sound Peter Taylor
Set construction The Players


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