THE COMMITTEE FROM HELL AND A FÊTE WORSE THAN DEATH…!
Set in the once grand ballroom of The Swan Hotel, Ten Times Table follows the increasingly raucous attempts of a village committee to organise the first Pendon Folk Festival. The opening of the festival, as envisaged by chairman Ray, will be a supposedly uplifting pageant based on an incongruous piece of local history, The Massacre of the Pendon Twelve.
As the disparate committee members who include Ray’s wife, Helen, a Marxist school teacher, a military dog breeder and an octogenarian secretary, break into two factions, their wrangling culminates in a scenario that mirrors the original event all too closely.
Anybody who has ever sat in a meeting will recognise the thrust and parry of rivals jostling for position over tea and biscuits in this extremely funny comedy.