Celebrations at the double in Chapel

Celebration by Chapel Players, Sarah Banks and Andrew Hearfield Hodgson play the happy couple in the first of a double bill of comedies
Celebration by Chapel Players, Sarah Banks and Andrew Hearfield Hodgson play the happy couple in the first of a double bill of comedies

THERE’LL be celebrations at the double in Chapel-en-le-Frith next week for Chapel Players’ latest production.

The long-standing group is set to perform Keith Waterhouse and Willis Hall’s Celebration to mark its 90th birthday.

The cast of Celebration by Chapel Players,

The cast of Celebration by Chapel Players,

Celebration is a double bill comedy set in the late 1950s which was first performed by the Society 20 years ago and was a great success.

The first play is set in the Upper Room of the Cricketers Arms where preparations are being made for the wedding reception of Christine Lucas played by Sarah Banks and Bernard Fuller played by Andrew Hearfield Hodgson. Both families then help (and hinder) preparations.

Part two of the evening is the aftermath of Uncle Arthur’s funeral where the Lucas family are gathered at home for an inquest into the day’s events when an unwelcome visitor arrives.

Together the two plays provide hilarious entertainment.

There is a large cast including Angela Buttrill, John Gilberthorpe, Dan Mason, Jenni Hague, Melvyn Wright, Andrew Hearfield Hodgson, Marie Mason, Jean Mowl, Sarah Banks, Ros Ellis, Chris Mason, Sheila Rowley, Dave Owens, Harry Goddard, Deborah Barnes and Stephen Kettle.

Celebration will be performed at Chapel Playhouse on October 21, 22, 28 and 29. Doors open at 7.15pm and curtain up is at 7.45pm.

Tickets are available on the door or from Halls Mica Hardware in Chapel on 01298 812260.

Tickets are priced at £7.50, £5 concessions.