The cast of the Edzell Drama Group is to take to the stage this weekend for their autumn production, the comedy ‘Coronation Fever’.
Inglis Memorial Hall is the venue for the performances, with shows taking place on Friday and Saturday.
Curtain up is at 7.30 p.m. on both evenings. Tickets for the event, priced at £7 for adults and £3.50 for under-13s, are inclusive of interval refreshments, and are on sale at Edzell Post Office and the Spar grocers.
‘Coronation Fever’ is set in the small village of Wintercourse. The play takes place over two evenings in June and July 1952. King George died the previous February and the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II is planned for June the following year.
To ensure the people of the village are prepared for this event, local vicar, Jeremy Tongue (Brian Waller) calls a meeting of significant individuals to discuss plans for activities for the celebratory weekend.
The Vicar’s wife, Edna (Ann Newsome) and the Girl Guide Captain, Bunty Goodbody (Susan Skene), are amongst the notable, both rather taken with war veteran Major Payne (Ken Aitken).
Bunty and the Scout Master (Roger Darling) are hardly best buddies, although Marilyn Bedworthy (Maureen McIntosh) tries to keep the peace, despite Edna’s disapproval.
Village eccentrics, WI representative Gladys Gribble (Frances Urquhart) and electrician Maurice Sparks (Sandy Robertson), add intrigue and confusion, whilst Maurice’s grandson, Reggie (Andy Turnbull) hasn’t much of a clue about anything.
Group chairman, Andy Turnbull, 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 much hope the fun and laughter we’ve had in rehearsals can be passed on to the audience at the performances themselves. Even the ad libs are good value!”