Theatre group taking on Vicar of Dibley
AN amateur dramatics group has launched its new season.
Poynton Players kicked off the series with Going Downhill Fast, an evening of songs and sketches, last week.
But the group is now gearing up to take on one of comedy’s great characters - The Vicar of Dibley.
Performances of the stage play by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter adapted from the original TV series by Richard Curtis and Paul MayhewArcher, will run from November 7 to 12.
Tickets are at £7.50 for the Monday and £8.50 for Tuesday to Saturday shows.
Robin Thompson, chair of Poynton Players, said the Vicar of Dibley is the group’s last performance before Christmas.
He said: “This year we have again moved from the traditional two plays before Christmas and two plays after to one play in November and three in the new year between February and July.
“With the success last year of ‘Allo ‘Allo with have include in our program another TV comedy favourite”The Vicar of Dibley
“We hope you will both support and enjoy our forthcoming productions.”
After the festive season Poynton Players’ next production will be Ladies in Lavender from February 6 to 11.
Then from April 24-29 the players will take on Neighbourhood Watch, which is about a group set up following petty crime in the new middle-class estate.
The last production of the season is The 39 Steps from June 26 to July 1.
A melodrama adapted from the novel by John Buchan and Alfred Hitchcock fil.
Poynton Players is also looking for new members.
There are many roles and opportunities to get involved with including actors, backstage crew who are involved in set building, stage management, sound and lighting, and the Front of House team for shows at Poynton Theatre on George’s Road West.
For full details and to buy tickets visit the website www. poyntonplayers.co.uk.