Vicar of Di­b­ley com­ing to town

Hinckley Times - - THE GUIDE -

THE New Theatre Play­ers are to per­form The Vicar of Di­b­ley at the Con­cor­dia Theatre in Hinck­ley next year.

Four episodes will be per­formed.

These are The Win­dow and the Weather where a fierce storm blows out the main stained-glass win­dow at St Barn­abas Church.

In Di­b­ley Lives, Geral­dine presents a “Brain of Di­b­ley” com­pe­ti­tion while Ra­dio Di­b­ley is on the air live;

In Celebrity Vicar, Geral­dine be­comes a celebrity af­ter an ap­pear­ance on the “Pause for Thought” tele­vi­sion show.

And in Love and Mar- riage, Geral­dine pre­pares for Alice and Hugo’s wed­ding then meets a dash­ing man of her own.

The Vicar of Di­b­ley is a Bri­tish sit­com which orig­i­nally ran on BBC One from 1994 to 1998.

It is set in a fic­tional small Ox­ford­shire vil­lage called Di­b­ley, which is as­signed a fe­male vicar fol­low­ing the 1992 changes in the Church of Eng­land that per­mit­ted the or­di­na­tion of women.

In rat­ings terms, the pro­gramme is among the most suc­cess­ful in the dig­i­tal era, with the var­i­ous Christ­mas and New Year spe­cials in 1999, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 all en­ter­ing the top 10 pro­grammes of the year.

The Vicar of Di­b­ley re­ceived mul­ti­ple Bri­tish Com­edy Awards (in­clud­ing a Best TV Com­edy Ac­tress Award for Emma Cham­bers), two In­ter­na­tional Em­mys, and was a mul­ti­ple Bri­tish Academy Tele­vi­sion Awards nom­i­nee. In 2004, it placed third in a BBC poll of Bri­tain’s Best Sit­com.

The se­ries also in­cludes six char­ity spe­cial shorts, for Comic Re­lief, the most re­cent in 2015.

The live show is on from March 6 to 10 at the Hinck­ley venue.

Con­tact the box of­fice for more de­tails.

The Vicar of Di­b­ley cast for the BBC show

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