Theatre group tak­ing on Vicar of Di­b­ley

Macclesfield Express - - MACCLESFIELD PEOPLE -

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.

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