Stockport Express

Couple’s dramatic moment

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A THEATRE group raised the roof when two of its members got engaged after a surprise proposal at its summer ball.

Cheadle Hulme Amateur Dramatic Society held the event to celebrate its 400th production -The Snow Queen - and the end of the 2014-15 season.

But the group experience­d its own show-stopping moment when member Chris Smith ‘hijacked’ the society’s raffle to pop the question to partner Rachel Rowley in front of around 150 people.

When actress Rachel went up to collect her prize - she was stunned by Chris’s proposal.

She said: “I realised I was the only person standing up and that Chris was taking a ring box out of his pocket.

“Everyone went ballistic, it just didn’t register, I just thought ‘what the hell is going on’? I tread the boards quite a lot but I wasn’t prepared for this!

“I think I was waiting for a natural break to answer and that didn’t happen but when I did say yes everyone went crazy. “It was the first time I have ever been speechless, it was just perfect in every single way.”

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