Earnest play­ers of­fer four for one

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - SOUNDS GOOD - by Mike Ben­nett

Four-in-one show by com­mu­nity play­ers

FOL­LOW­ING their suc­cess­ful Jan­uary pan­tomime Aladdin, Dreamdragons are stag­ing an­other ma­jor show this Fri­day and Satur­day at Singleton vil­lage hall.

Tak­ing short plays or scenes from longer ones is a process they have used for sev­eral years to stretch the group and give mem­bers the op­por­tu­nity to try dif­fer­ent roles.

The latest pro­duc­tion is called The Im­por­tance of Be­ing Bugsy and com­bines the ti­tles of The Im­por­tance of Be­ing Earnest and Bugsy Malone, plus two other plays The Bath­room Door and Hansel and Gre­tel.

Run­ning for two nights only, per­for­mances start at 7.30pm and tick­ets, priced £4.50 for adults and £3.50p chil­dren, are avail­able by call­ing 01233 639427.

The show will in­clude the fi­nal scene from Os­car Wilde’s wit­ti­est com­edy, di­rected by Jill Har­ri­son.

Hansel and Gre­tel has been adapted from the Brothers Grimm orig­i­nal by Kim An­drews, who di­rects the play for younger mem­bers of the group and Dawn Samp­son leads the pro­duc­tion team on The Bath­room Door in the gen­tle 1920s ho­tel com­edy.

The fi­nal scene from the mu­si­cal Bugsy Malone, di­rected by Janet Gough, has been toned down to suit fam­ily au­di­ences in a pro­duc­tion that re­places grenades and guns with cream-topped pies.

Dreamdragons in re­hearsal for their latest pro­duc­tion

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