Players bring Dibley to the Stamford stage

The Vicar of Dibley at Stamford Corn exchange Theatre.

The Vicar of Dibley at Stamford Corn exchange Theatre.

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The Corn Exchange Players are busy putting the finishing touches to their forthcoming production The Vicar of Dibley at the Stamford theatre later this month.

The show is the players’ second, after last year’s production of “Up Pompeii”.

Director David Moore is also working on a production of “Sherlock Holmes” – an all time classic in a comedy.

Theatre manager Judith Mackie says :“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.”

It’s taken many years of getting the Corn Exchange up and running with productions to be able to free individuals and volunteers enough time to be able to focus on their own drama group.

Jack Milligan, who is on an apprenticeship at the Corn Exchange, is starring as Hugo Horton.

He is thoroughly 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.

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

You can see the Vicar of Dibley on April 23, 24 and 25 April at 7.30pm, with a matinee at 3pm on April 26.

Ticket cost £9.50 adult, (£8.50 concessionary adult or student), £7.50 per child under 16. Tickets can be purchased from the box office on 01780 766455 or the theatre website www.stamford-corn-exchange.co.uk