New Players are set to make their stage debut in comedy

THERE is a sprinkling of personnel making debuts next week when the St George’s Community Players stage their autumn production.

Heading the list for the Morpeth troupe is David Keily, who is charged with the task of directing what is a play within a play, while Josh Beasley treads the boards for the first time with the players, and Bridget Rowbotham, who performed in a Murder Mystery evening earlier in the year, appears in her first full play for the group.

The Haunted Through Lounge and Recessed Dining Nook at Farndale Castle is to be performed by the Farndale Ladies Townswomen’s Guild, who are once again hoping to stage a faultless performance.

With that in mind, what can possibly go wrong? The answer: everything.

Two weary travellers arrive at Farndale Castle hoping to rest a while.

Little do they know what awaits them.

The castle is haunted and many strange characters appear.

What happens next is mayhem.

The play is fine, it’s the ladies who fall apart with wrong cues, lines, sound effects and lighting.

It all adds up to a recipe for disaster that is hilarious, although not intended by the cast who strive to deliver a sterling performance (as always).

This is the third play under the Farndale banner that the Morpeth group has tackled and apart from the newcomers, Heather Robinson, Ilona Hilton, Sue Elliott and Emma Banfield feature in a cast of six.

The play, a comedy by David McGillivray and Walter Zerlin Jr, runs at St George’s Church Hall from Thursday, November 21, to Saturday, November 23, with curtain up at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £6 and £5, are available from Morpeth Chantry Tourist Information Centre.