Ladies In Lavender play comes to the Moorlands next month

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A Moorlands amateur dramatic theatre group will be presenting its autumn production next month.

The play that the Centre Stage Theatre Company in Leek has chosen is ‘Ladies in Lavender’ – the stage version of the film which starred Dame Judi Dench and Dame Maggie Smith.

The play tells the story of two elderly spinster sisters living in a Cornish fishing village of the 1930s and the impact on their ordered lives of a young man who they find washed ashore on a beach near their home.

Stepping into the shoes of the two dames are Judy Herbert and Beverley Marshall. The part of Andrea Marowski the young stranger who upsets the sisters’ orderly lives is played by Jack Richardson, while the village doctor, Dr. Mead, is Gordon Wainwright. Brenda Fry returns to the stage after an absence of some years to fill the part of Dorcas, the sisters’ forthright “daily” who knows all their foibles. Completing the cast is Lucy Baker as the glamorous Olga Daniloff.

The play is directed by Jean and Alec Pointon assisted by Ian Wilson.

Ladies in Lavender will be performed at Westwood First School from November 1 until November 3 with both a matinee and evening performances on Saturday 3.

Tickets at £8 are available from Leek Post Office in High Street, Graingers, in Derby Street, or by calling the Ticket Secretary on 01538 382546.

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