Edzell drama group to take to the stage

Pictured are members of the Edzell Drama Group at one of their rehearsals ahead of the their show later this week. They are, standing from left - Andy Turnbull, Ken Aitken, Brian Waller, John Brull, Geoff Elliot and Pat Davidson (Producer).'Seated from left - Frances Urquhart, Helen Henderson, Joanna Waller, Barbara Watson.
Pictured are members of the Edzell Drama Group at one of their rehearsals ahead of the their show later this week. They are, standing from left - Andy Turnbull, Ken Aitken, Brian Waller, John Brull, Geoff Elliot and Pat Davidson (Producer).'Seated from left - Frances Urquhart, Helen Henderson, Joanna Waller, Barbara Watson.

Edzell Drama Group will stage their much anticipated autumn productions in the Inglis Memorial Hall, Edzell on Friday and Saturday, November 11 and 12 with curtain up at 7.30 pm on both evenings.

The first offering is the comedy “Last Panto in Little Grimley” by David Tristram, a sequel to the popular Last Tango in Little Grimley, which the group presented in 2010.

Margaret (Ann Newsome) and Joyce (Barbara Watson) are hard work for the producer, Gordon (Brian Waller) and the long suffering stage manager (Bernard) is reluctantly persuaded to become the rear end of the pantomime horse, in the absence of other volunteers!

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

Following the intermission, during which the raffle takes place and refreshments will be served (included in the cost of admission) the audience will enjoy “There’s Always Spring” by Arthur Lovegrove.

This is an amusing, sometimes wistful, tale, with a number of unexpected twists, of a young couple, deliberating over the purchase of an empty flat.

They are guided by an estate agent (Andy Turnbull) and, in a manner of speaking, by the former occupants.

Things don’t look promising until the next door neighbour (Helen Henderson) intervenes.

Ian (Geoff Elliot) and Jill (Joanna Waller) are the young couple, while Alan (Ken Aitken) and Brenda (Frances Urquhart) are the former occupants.

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.”

Tickets, costing £6 for adults and £3 for anyone under 13, are available from Edzell Post Office.