How quickly it all comes around! It seems like only yesterday we were taking down the set for “Love and Money” and here we are just a very short time away from treading the boards once again. In fact, depending on when this lands on your doormat, it may well be done and dusted by now! It takes place in the Village Hall from Thursday 27 to Saturday 29 October so, if there is time, get your tickets now. They are on sale in the village stores, from any cast member or visit our website to book online.
The October production is a farce (what else?) entitled “Don’t get your Vicars in a Twist” by Ann Gawthorpe and Lesley Bown. When I tell you that it contains 2 bishops, 1 vicar, 2 churchwardens and a group of travelling theatricals putting on a murder mystery weekend you will guess that this is a recipe for mayhem and laughter.
It is set in 1993, the first year that women priests were ordained. The vicarage is empty whilst waiting for a new vicar to take up residence so the Churchwarden, George, takes the opportunity to make some money by renting it out for a murder mystery weekend. However, Bishop Herbert, determined to have the first parish with a female vicar, has appointed Caroline Timberlake. Fortunately, Caroline decides to attend a college reunion so George’s plans can go ahead. But events take a turn for the worse when Bishop Herbert decides to visit his new vicar. Actors, guests and church dignitaries create total confusion as George tries to salvage the weekend – and get paid!