Laugh­ter in sur­plice

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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.

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