Anniversaries spice up revival of ‘Our Day Out’

DAY TO REMEMBER -- the cast of 'Our Day Out'
DAY TO REMEMBER -- the cast of 'Our Day Out'

HUCKNALL’S Lovelace Theatre Group will be hoping to emulate the success of its 2002 production of Willy Russell’s musical comedy, ‘Our Day Out’, when it performs a 2012 version under the direction of stalwart Linda Mayes.

Linda is celebrating 40 years’ involvement in amateur theatre this year and is often seen taking on leading roles with Lovelace.

“Directing a play is much more demanding for you are the one who has to take responsibility for success or failure,” said Linda.

“I first began performing as a young girl with Hucknall Dramatic Society, as the group was then known.

“I am pleased to see so many young people in our ranks. They are the future, after all.”

‘Our Day Out’ brings together a youthful cast, which is appropriate as the focus of the play centres on a school outing. Teenagers Daniel Knight and Edward Turner are cast as teachers, along with Bernie Kirk, Kirsty Thorne and Tom Morley.

Anna Nesbitt, who starred as Cinderella in Lovelace’s latest pantomime, plays a senior pupil alongside rising stars in Bailey Watson, Rebecca Mitchell, Emily Giles and Sian Crossland.

‘Our Day Out’ is being performed at the John Godber Centre on Ogle Street from next Wednesday (August 8) to next Friday (August 10).