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Oasby Drama Company to stage play at new Heydour Village Hall

Oasby Drama Co show Polly Vaughan, cast, from left,  Donal Moran; Jo Turner; Dave Earnshaw; Jo Sharpe; Julian Southern; Gaynor Southern; Jocelyn Smith; Jeff Clamp.

Oasby Drama Co show Polly Vaughan, cast, from left, Donal Moran; Jo Turner; Dave Earnshaw; Jo Sharpe; Julian Southern; Gaynor Southern; Jocelyn Smith; Jeff Clamp.

A new village hall is to host its first local theatrical production.

Oasby Drama Company will perform an original play written by villager John Such at Heydour Village hall on Friday and Saturday, March 7 and 8.

Polly Vaughan, based on an old English folk song, is described as a Victorian Melodrama, and incorporates plenty of audience participation.

The story is about the plight of innocent young Polly, as she is pursued by dastardly aristocrat Sir Jasper.

Leading characters among the cast of eight include Jo Sharpe as Polly, Julian Southern as her fiance, Dave Earnshaw as Sir Jasper and Jeff Clamp as the policeman.

The scenes are interspersed with music hall songs, and the audience will be expected to sing along to such ditties as Land of Hope and Glory, Side By Side and Don’t Dilly Dally.

The lighthearted show will have something of the character of a pantomime, which the group has up until now presented each year, along with an outdoor Shakespeare production.

Jeff Clamp said: “We are looking forward to making our debut in the new village hall. We should get a good turnout from the village, as it’s an all local cast and people will be looking out to see if we fall flat on our faces.

“The new hall certainly has all the facilities and I am sure we can do it justice.

Performances are at 7.30pm and tickets costing £8 are available from Maurice on 01529 455246 or on the door.

 

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