Pair of comedy playlets from Longnor Players

Longnor Player's next production is a pair of comedy playlets called A Jolly Sinister Jape and The Fat Lady Sings in Little Grimley. Photo contributed.
Longnor Player's next production is a pair of comedy playlets called A Jolly Sinister Jape and The Fat Lady Sings in Little Grimley. Photo contributed.

Longnor Players are demonstrating their versatility with their next production, a pair of comedy playlets called A Jolly Sinister Jape and The Fat Lady Sings in Little Grimley.

A Jolly Sinister Jape is by Elliot Strange and is a fast-moving, madcap comedy thriller set in the Roaring Twenties. Stranded by a collapsed bridge during a thunderstorm Lord Stubbs, Ophelia, Biffy and Fatty find themselves trapped in a mysterious house. Is this someone’s idea of a jape? Or is something far more sinister going on?...

Longnor Player's next production is a pair of comedy playlets called A Jolly Sinister Jape and The Fat Lady Sings in Little Grimley. Photo contributed.

Longnor Player's next production is a pair of comedy playlets called A Jolly Sinister Jape and The Fat Lady Sings in Little Grimley. Photo contributed.

The Fat Lady Sings in Little Grimley is by David Tristram and has Gordon, Margaret, Joyce and Bernard back to tackle another threat to their survival - this time in the shape of a rival am-dram. They pull together an ingenious military-style plan which doesn’t go quite to plan. Add in a few emotional complications and things look a little grim for Little Grimley am-dram society.

The pair of plays are likely to keep the audience laughing all evening, as you move from some posh folk in the roaring 1920s through to modern times and the trials of village amateur dramatics.

The performances will take place on Friday April 26 and Saturday April 27 at the Manifold School in Warslow. Doors open at 7pm for 7.30pm. Tickets are on sale from Longnor Stores, the shop in Hulme End, on-line at www.longnorplayers.co.uk and by phone on 01298 83571.

Longnor Player's next production is a pair of comedy playlets called A Jolly Sinister Jape and The Fat Lady Sings in Little Grimley. Photo contributed.

Longnor Player's next production is a pair of comedy playlets called A Jolly Sinister Jape and The Fat Lady Sings in Little Grimley. Photo contributed.