Staines Players

Keeping Down with the Joneses

Geoffrey Jones, M.P. and sometime architect, is convinced that the Russians are about to launch a nuclear strike against England. He builds a bomb shelter equipped with everything he, his wife, and his wife's old mother will need to last out such a strike. They plan to try the thing out for a three week experiment when, inadvertently, they are trapped inside with the mother, the telephone installer and a milkman. They try to make the best of the situation when who should enter through a side hatch but their next door neighbours who, ever striving to keep up with the Joneses, have now kept down with them by building their own abutting shelter. By a strange set of circumstances the neighbours are also trapped and neither neighbour wants to admit this to the other. Hilarious complications ensue until everyone gets out.

Performances Wednesday 18th to Saturday 21st April

Reading on Wednesday 13th December, 8pm

Auditions on Wednesday 10th & Thursday 18th January, 8pm

Contact anyone on the Contact Us page for further details, or directly to the Director, Val, at

Stanwell Village Hall
High Street
TW19 7JR