The Vicar of Dibley at Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre

The Vicar of Dibley by the Corn Exchange Players.
The Vicar of Dibley by the Corn Exchange Players.

The Corn Exchange Players will take to the stage in The Vicar of Dibley at Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre from Thursday, April 23 to Sunday, April 26.

Theatre manager, Judith Mackie said: “We are delighted with our latest fundraising production in aid of The Corn Exchange Charity and Comic Relief. Rehearsals are coming together well and providing our Vicar Geraldine played by Liz Paige, can stop giggling we are in for a incredibly entertaining show. The script is so funny and everyone is truly in character now and it is fantastic to see so many new performers in this production”.

The show is the second production for the Players who performed Up Pompeii last year. Director, David Moore is also working on a third production, Sherlock Holmes - an all time classic in a comedy format ready for September.

It has taken many years of building up a successful programme of visiting productions at the Corn Exchange to be able to free up time for individuals and volunteers so they can focus some time on the Theatre’s own drama group.

Jack Milligan who is on an apprenticeship at the Theatre is starring as Hugo Horton. He is throughly enjoying the comedy element of the show and has taken on the role with supervision from Roger Bradshaw and is currently building the set for the production.

Stamford Corn Exchange Theatre is a 399 seat theatre built within the shell of the original Corn Exchange Hall. It was refurbished almost entirely by volunteers, and is run by volunteers throughout the year. Anyone interested in volunteering can find further details at www.stamford-corn-exchange.co.uk.

The trustees are keen to promote drama to the community and give many people the opportunity to join the Corn Exchange Players, not only on stage in front of the audience but also behind the scenes making costumes, props, designing lighting plots and prompting 
rehearsals.

The show has some wonderful surprises including an appearance from some live Teletubbies and is the perfect show for families with children at secondary school.

Performances start at 7.30pm on Thursday, April 23; Friday, April, 24; Saturday, April 25 with a final show at 3pm on Sunday, April 26. Ticket prices are £9.50 (£8.50) and £7.50 for children under 16. Packages are available including £30 for a family of four or dining experience with show from £20 per person from the box office: 01780 766455.