Wisbech Amateur Operatic and Dramatic Society is embarking on its first ever play in its 109-year history.
The group will be performing ‘The Vicar of Dibley’ in the stunning setting of St Peter and St Paul’s Church and members are looking forward to the new challenge.
Society press office Issy Shippey said: “The committee is very excited about this new venture. It decided to produce a play to give WAODS members a new challenge. Very different performing skills are needed for a straight play to those needed for musicals, and the committee felt by offering its members this opportunity, it will help develop their acting skills.”
The stage version of the popular television show has been adapted by Ian Gower and Paul Carpenter. A percentage of the royalties will go to Comic Relief.
All the well-known characters will make an appearance, from female vicar Geraldine Granger and dim verger Alice Tinker to the incomprehensible Jim Trott and pompous parish councillor David Horton.
The show will be performed at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, Wisbech from Tuesday, April 29 to Saturday, May 3, 2014.
A large cast is needed, including five children. Rehearsals will be on Tuesday and Thursday evenings starting on February 25, increasing to Sunday mornings on March 9.
The first read-through will be at The United Reformed Church, Castle Square, on Tuesday, February 11 at 7.30pm, followed by a second read-through on Thursday, February 20 at 7.30pm at Gorefield Village Hall. Auditions will be held at Gorefield Village Hall on Sunday, February 23 starting at 10.30am.
The play will be directed by WAODS stalwart Barbara Mews, who is one of the Society’s longest serving members.
For more information visit www.waods.org.uk or the Facebook page.