Blyth: Players’ next show is deadly funny

Blyth Players have announced that their next production will Frank Vickery’s comedy One O’ Clock From The House.

By The Newsroom
Saturday, 19th April 2014, 7:00 am
Guardian Leisure
Guardian Leisure

Don’t be concerned that the occasion revolves around the funeral of an elderly father – not usually an occasion for hilarity.

But when the family concerned numbers amongst its members a wellington-clad cook that bakes almondless almond cakes, another who’s convinced his shopping trolley is a clever dog called Rover and a sister who’s a happy inmate of a psychiatric home the proceedings are bound to be lively.

The sisters Miriam, Margaret and Maureen are devastated by the death of their father – or at least, they would be, if they weren’t scheming and squabbling over arrangements for the funeral, such as what to do with their ‘non-compos mentis’ sister Mavis, and who will inherit the house.

However, their dead father had one last comic card up his sleeve and sibling rivalry suddenly becomes all-out sibling warfare.

The production runs from Thursday, 15th to Saturday 17th May at 7.30pm each night at the Barnby Memorial Hall on High Street in Blyth.

Tickets priced £5.50 for adults and £4.50 for concessions are available on 0778 491 6250 or by email at 
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