People’s Theatre – October listings
THE VICAR OF DIBLEY adapted from the original TV series by Richard Curtis and Paul Mayhew-Archer
Tuesday 1 – Saturday 5 October 2019
£14 (Conc. £11.50)
When the new vicar arrives in the village of Dibley, the last thing the locals are expecting is a woman. But the irrepressibly cheerful Geraldine soon wins over the hearts and minds of her flock.
Based on the much-loved BBC sitcom, this stage adaptation brings a selection of the best episodes of this multi-award-winning show to our theatre. All of your favourites are here: Hugo and Alice, the star-crossed lovers whose combined IQ would struggle to reach treble figures; the colonically-challenged farmer Owen; and Mr Horton, the pompous chairman forever trying to make sense of his bizarre parish council.
THE DIARY OF ANNE FRANK dramatised by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett
Tuesday 29 October – Saturday 2 November 2019
£14 (Conc. £11.50)
Few more poignant true stories emerged from World War II than the diary of young Anne Frank. Published long afterwards by her father, the only family survivor, it records the minutiae of twenty-five months that two Jewish families spent in hiding from the Gestapo in an Amsterdam warehouse attic.
Though ultimately tragic, the story offers an inspirational and uplifting view of humanity struggling to survive in adversity. Amidst the despair there is always optimism, love and even the beginnings of romance, awakening within the heart of an effervescent teenager.
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