“In a festive mood, the ladies of the Farndale Avenue Housing Estate Townswomen’s Guild Dramatic Society mount another assault on the classics with their stage version of “A Christmas Carol.” They enthusiastically portray a dizzy array of characters from the Dickensian favourite (and a few which aren’t), and – in a real Farndale first – rap their vocal cords and feet around two original, show stopping songs.”
Sushi for Christmas dinner, a hip hop fanatic Gran and a revealing painting of Dolly Parton; this play has everything, including the kitchen sink. From one of Britain’s most exciting young writers, Tom Wells, The Kitchen Sink is an irresistibly funny modern Yorkshire family drama about big dreams, small towns and looking after each other. Kath has her hands full. She’s working two jobs and experimenting in the kitchen, and her family’s aspirations aren’t going to plan. Her husband, Martin, is a milkman whose milk float is falling apart as fast as he’s losing customers, son, Billy, doesn’t think his painting is good enough for art school and daughter, Sophie, has shattered her dreams of becoming a Jiu Jitsu teacher by punching her Sensei in the face.
Wombwell Thespians ADS Productions
May 14th – 16th 2020: 7.15pm
A Comedy by Amanda Whittington
Work, love and life are just one long, hard slog for the fish-filleting foursome Pearl, Jan, Shelley and Linda. But their fortunes are set to change when Linda finds tickets to “Ladies Day” at Royal Ascot the year it relocated to York. Out go the hairnets, overalls and wellies as the four ditch work, do themselves up to the nines and head off to the races for a drink, a flirt and a flutter.
Secrets are spilled with the champagne and friendships are tested to the limit. Yet as the day unfolds and tempers fray, their accumulator bet keeps quietly winning. If their luck and their nerve holds, the ladies could could hit the jackpot – and more.
All the favourite characters from the popular original BBC Television series are reimagined for 2020, facing the challenges that come with growing old disgracefully in the era of the “silver surfer”.
At Bayview Retirement Village, battle-axe extraordinaire Diana Trent conspires with new resident Tom Ballard to give the conniving manager his comeuppance through a hilarious conspiracy with unexpectedly heart-warming results.