Laughter in surplice
The Vicar of Dibley fictional Oxfordshire village of Dibley. When their vicar passes away in the middle of a service, they expect his replacement to be another old man with a beard, a Bible and bad breath.
The Murwillumbah company’s stage adaptation features all the eccentric, lovable characters featured in the TV series – including Alice, the dippy blonde verger; Owen, the earthy local farmer; and the stuttering Jim, who prefaces most remarks with ‘‘No, no, no, yes!’’
Richard Curtis, the writer of Blackadder and Mr Bean, penned the original Vicar of Dibley script with Paul Mayhew-archer.
Opening-night audience members are being encouraged to dress as their favourite Dibley character for a chance to win a ‘‘best dressed’’ prize.
opens at Murwillumbah Civic Centre tomorrow and plays Fridays and Saturdays at 7.30pm and Sundays at 2pm until June 10.
Peter Hume as Owen and Lesley Larson as Geraldine in Murwillumbah Theatre Company’s stage adaptation of The Vicar of Dibley.