Edzell drama group’s autumn production

Autumn production: Cast members are pictured, from left: Frances Urquhart, Brian Waller, Anne Newsome, John Brull, Ken Aitken and Barbara Watson.

Autumn production: Cast members are pictured, from left: Frances Urquhart, Brian Waller, Anne Newsome, John Brull, Ken Aitken and Barbara Watson.

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Edzell Drama Group will stage their autumn productions on Friday and Saturday, November 16 and 17, in the Inglis Hall, Edzell.

Curtain up is at 7.30 p.m. 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 ‘Entertaining Mr Ettles’, a one act play in the Scots tongue, by Donald Maclaren. The characterisation is maintained through the laughable scheming of Andrew Ettles (Ken Aitken) and his fellow conspirator Haddie Wilson (Sandy Robertson) and the bewildered misconceptions of Mrs Gant (Frances Urquhart) and the minister’s wife (Helen Henderson).

The fun begins with the first lines of the dialogue and does not flag as the situation develops to its uproarious climax.

Following the intermission, during which the raffle takes place and refreshments will be served, the audience will enjoy ‘The Fat Lady Sings in Little Grimley’ by David Tristram.

This is the third in the series of Little Grimley plays, which sees Gordon (Brian Waller) Margaret (Ann Newsome) Joyce (Barbara Watson) and Bernard (John Brull) back to tackle yet another threat to their survival — this time in the shape of a rival am-dram, newly-formed in their village, determined to upstage them with an award-winning musical.

The querulous quartet pull together to devise an ingenious military-style plan that doesn’t go quite to plan.

When their subterfuge is discovered by the rival society’s psychopathic front-of-house manager, he’s none too pleased.

Add in a few emotional complications for Gordon, and things look a little grim for Little Grimley. Could this finally be the end of their society? Don’t be so sure. It’s never over... until the fat lady sings.

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.”