Chapel Players launch production of The Vicar of Dibley

Chapel Players present The Vicar of Dibley
Chapel Players present The Vicar of Dibley

Chapel Players are bringing to the stage three episodes of the BBC’s hit comedy, The Vicar of Dibley.

It all begins when life for the residents of the sleepy village of Dibley is thrown upside-down after their ancient vicar Reverend Pottle (David Cooper) dies, and the diocese sends female vicar Geraldine Grainger (Helena Jodrell) as his replacement.

Her arrival is met with a mixture of wonder and horror from the head of the parish council David Horton (Dan Mason) but she wins him round, with the help of hapless verger Alice Tinker (Chrissy Almond), the parish clerk Frank Pickle (Jack Ashcroft), David’s son Hugo Horton (Joe Hall) when he’s not lusting after Alice, Jim Trott (Harry Goddard) who struggles to get out a full sentence, Owen Newitt (Alan Tolley) who is hopeful of catching the vicar’s eye, and the culinary ‘genius’ Letitia Cropley (Ros Ellis). There is even love in the air for the vicar when David’s handsome ‘prodigal brother’ Simon (David Cooper) visits.

The performances are at Chapel Playhouse, Chapel en le Frith, on October 14, 15, 20, 21, 22 at 7.45pm. Tickets £8 or £6 (concessions) from Halls Mica hardware in Chapel-en-le-Frith, or from the box office on performance nights