Finale serving up comical fun

In its final production of the season, The Garrick is weaving a web of chaos and comedy as it explores the complexities of the modern family.
Leighton Hunt, Sophie Greenwood, Angela Foulds and Lynne Atkinson. (s)Leighton Hunt, Sophie Greenwood, Angela Foulds and Lynne Atkinson. (s)
Leighton Hunt, Sophie Greenwood, Angela Foulds and Lynne Atkinson. (s)

In Extended Relations, a family finds itself entangled in the farce of mistaken identities.

This comedic tale, written by Eric Scott, tells of long-lost relationships and familial reconciliations.

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Hillary Parker has always known she was adopted but now she has her own teenage son, she decides to track down her birth parents, Delia and Antonio.

Holding the meeting in secret, she tells her adoptive mother, Margaret, that the whole family will be away for the weekend. But when Delia arrives at the house, Margaret, who lives in the neighbourhood, mistakes her for a burglar.

One-half a formidable pair, Sophie Greenwood is returning to The ACE Centre stage as the play’s leading lady.

She will star across from Gary Leonard, who will perform as Hilary’s husband, David.

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Comedic force Angela Foulds will take on the role of Margaret while Lynne Atkinson makes her return to the stage as Delia.

David Kendrick, last seen for The Garrick as the leading man of You Say Tomatoes, will offer strong support as Antonio.

Completing the cast and making his debut appearance with the society is Leighton Hunt as Jason, Hillary and David’s teenage son.

In the directorial chair is Neil Tranmer, who last appeared at The ACE as Mr Bennett in period comedy, I Have Five Daughters.

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Extended Relations will be presented at The ACE Centre, Cross Street, Nelson, starting at 7-30pm, from Wednesday to Saturday, June 7th to 10th.

Tickets are available from the box office on 01282 661080 (from 10am to 4pm) for £10 each (or £7 for students and under 16s).

Please note, the play is not covered by standard season tickets. To extend them and retain your usual seats, please contact The ACE Centre.