Double bill at Edzell

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MEMBERS OF Edzell Drama Group will stage their spring productions in the Inglis Hall, Edzell, on Thursday and Friday, May 10 and 11.

Curtain up is at 7.30 pm on both evenings. Tickets (priced £7 for adults and £3.50 for anyone under 13 and inclusive of interval refreshments) are available from Edzell Post Office.

The first offering is the comedy Platform Party by Alan Richardson.

Madge Davenport (Ann Newsome) is drawing this year’s amateur drama festival to a close, even though Rowena Evans (Barbara Watson) thinks that the stage belongs to her.

Other characters include the sponsor’s representative, Miss Cartwright (Joanna Waller), Councillor Wilson (Andy Turnbull) and the long suffering adjudicator (John Brull).

They, together with the stage manager, John Mitchell (Gregor Clyne) and various technical hitches ensure that little goes according to plan, with hilarious consequences.

No matter what problems arise however, and there are plenty, the show must go on!

Following the intermission, during which the raffle takes place and refreshments will be served, the audience will enjoy ‘A Bit of Land’ by Agnes Adam.

Tommy Boyle (Geoff Elliot) thinking his father has died, persuades Dan Murphy (Brian Waller) to impersonate the dead man for the purpose of making a will.

After a hurried make-up, Dan jumps into bed and poses as the dying man.

The schoolmaster (Ken Aitken) arrives to make the will. Finally the process gets underway, but old Andy, the supposed dead man, appears on the scene.

Mary Jane (Helen) and Biddy (Frances Urquhart) are neighbours who add to the fun, and the confusion.

Chairman Tim Legge said: “As always, a host of willing supporters, whose help is greatly appreciated, are assisting behind the scenes to ensure that both nights prove to be entertaining and social occasions not to be missed.

“We very much hope the fun that we’ve had in rehearsals can be passed on to the audience at the performances themselves.”