Comedy and drama in Lovelace triple-header

Lovelace Show 2011 1
Lovelace Show 2011 1

HUCKNALL’S Lovelace Theatre Group is set to give audiences full value for money by staging three one-act plays next week.

Comedy, controversy and drama reign supreme in the entertaining triple-header, which brings together the talents of three directors and a combined cast of 15 performers.

The plays are being shown at the Lovelace Theatre, which is within the John Godber Centre on Ogle Street, Hucknall from next Thursday (October 20) to a week tomorrow (Saturday October 22) at 7.30 each night.

The first play, ‘What’s For Pudding?’, is directed by former Holgtate Comprehensive School pupil Chloe Smith and features Lovelace stalwarts Roger Knowles and Jess Wall. Newcomer Fahad Qayyum, Vicki Clark and Chris Stevenson complete the line-up.

In the second play, called ‘Joining The Club’, just two performers — current Holgate sixth-formers Anna Nesbitt and Tom Morley — take on the roles of a young married couple trying to come to terms with the pace of life and an unexpected pregnancy. It is directed by Graham Smith, who starred as King Rat in Lovelace’s last pantomime.

The third play, which is entitled ‘The Fat Lady Sings In Little Grimley’, is directed by Linda Mayes, who celebrates 40 years with Lovelace (formerly Hucknall Dramatic Society) in 2012.

This story centres on an amateur dramatics group that comes under threat from another group of performers setting up nearby and attempting to sabotage a pending production. Bernie Kirk, Liesa Sisson, Tony Garwood and Jacob Hunt-Wheatley are the protaganists in this comic offering.

Tickets for the Lovelace playfest can be booked by ringing the box office on 0115 9639633 or by calling Kath Williams on 0115 9550147. Alternatively, pay on the door.

n OUR PHOTO shows the Lovelace team, with directors Linda Mayes (front, second left), Graham Smith (front centre) and Chloe Smith (front, second right). (PHOTO AND STORY BY: Peter Jordan).