Theatre group is re­hears­ing hard for lat­est play of mys­tery and sus­pense

Macclesfield Express - - WILDLIFE -

THEATRE group mem­bers have been busy re­hears­ing for their next show.

The per­form­ers from Purvies Pro­duc­tions are pre­par­ing to put on Take Away the Lady, a play of mys­tery and sus­pense by Jim­mie Chinn.

Funds raised will go to the 1st Sut­ton St James Scout and Guide group.

Nana Whit­lock, of the group, said: “Last year saw a per­for­mance of a Derek Ben­field com­edy First Things First over three nights in May, as well as one night of the­atri­cal en­ter­tain­ment in Novem­ber fea­tur­ing a short play and Talk­ing Heads mono­logues.

“This month sees the next pro­duc­tion of Take Away the Lady.

“It of­fers in­trigu­ing glimpses into a cup­board full of fam­ily skele­tons and keeps ev­ery­one guess­ing un­til the very end.

“Re­hearsals are in full swing, with a very tal­ented cast sup­ported by a en­thu­si­as­tic back­stage crew, and the set is be­ing built by a team of vol­un­teers from the vil­lage.”

Purvies Pro­duc­tions is cen­tred at the Scout Hut in Sut­ton. The group was founded in 2002, the brain­child of close friends Ruth Pur­cell and Taffy Davies, a for­mer vicar in the vil­lage. Nana said: “Purvies Pro­duc­tions is a small but lively theatre group. When Ruth and Taffy founded the group it was their in­ten­tion to put on pol­ished drama per­for­mances while hav­ing a great deal of fun and rais­ing money for worth­while causes.

“Thir­teen years on and the group is go­ing from strength to strength.”

Take Away the Lady runs from Thurs­day, May 14 to Satur­day, May 16, 7.30pm at the Scout hut, Church Lane. Tick­ets cost £8 each, no con­ces­sions. Call the ticket line on 07771 322971.

Visit purvies pro­duc­tions.webs.com.

●● Toby Eyre has com­pleted his 10th marathon for Rossendale Trust

●● Mem­bers of Purvies Pro­duc­tions re­hearse for their show Take Away the Lady

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