Edzell actors raise money after lighting drama

A pantomime horse features in the performance with its appearance causing unforseen consequences.

A pantomime horse features in the performance with its appearance causing unforseen consequences.

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A lighting crisis has sparked a nail-biting drama for Edzell Drama Group, just weeks ahead of their annual autumn show.

The actors are having to raise money for a new system ahead of their performances on November 25 and 26.

The good news is - the show will go on but they are calling on the public to help make sure it’s a full house on the night so they can reach their target.

Drama group chair Anne Newsome explained: “We had an off-stage drama to find £1500 towards the new stage lights system - thankfully now all set up and ready to shine on our next show.

“So far we’ve raised £1250 but we really need full house ticket sales to hit our target.

“So our plea to Edzell and area residents is please get your tickets – on sale in advance at Edzell’s SPAR, Post Office or Tweedie shop - and on the door on the nights.”

On Friday, November 25, and Saturday, November 26, the curtain will rise in Edzell’s Inglis Hall at 7.30pm, with the Group presenting, firstly, a comedy whodunnit “Death in Character” and secondly, a one act version of “Dad’s Army” based on the popular TV play.

The first play keeps the audience guessing until the final scene. It includes the extraordinary entrance of a pantomime cow, with unforeseen consequences.

An entertaining tale from Dad’s Army sees the platoon looking to put on their own musical entertainment. A number of Drama Club stalwarts play a part, including Ken Aitken as Private Godfrey, Peter Myles as Captain Mainwairing and Susan Skene, as Corporal Jones’s lady friend, Mrs Fox.