ROBERT GORE-LANGTON SHOW OF THE WEEK
Ruth Jones, adored star of BBC’s Gavin & Stacey and six seasons of Stella, is in her first play in years. Here she is, singing briefly, in a tale of strained heartstrings in a local choir.
The show is written by actor William Gaminara, best known for playing Leo Dalton in Silent Witness and dishy Dr Richard Locke in The Archers.
The action takes place entirely in a village hall, where an a cappella group meets up to rehearse. There’s Cambridgeeducated Steven (Steven Pacey),
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60, the choirmaster; Diane (Mary Stockley), his second wife, who secretly craves a baby; bantering Ben (Philip McGinley, a failed professional tennis player; and Ben’s disappointed wife Connie (Sarah Earnshaw), a former actor-model who was once in a scene with Pierce Brosnan in a James Bond film. Bruno (Stefan Adegbola) is the singleton history teacher.