Players to have you in stitches

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The Rossendale Players aim to have audiences in stitches of laughter with their next production “Visiting Hour and Bedside Manners.”

The show, which consists of three one-act comedies set in a hospital ward, will be performed at the society’s New Millennium Theatre in Waterfoot from April 5th to 12th.

Visiting Hour, a collection of short plays by Richard Harris, has contributed the first two comedies entitled “Plaster” and “Show Business.” These have provided directing debuts for members Tony McDonagh and Helen Lockett. The third short, Bedside Manners, has been written and directed by talented member Dorrie Partington, and will form the second part of the evening.

Rossendale Players’ chairman Christine Durkin said: “We have a great ensemble cast for this production, including many of our regular actors and some new faces too. It has also provided directing debuts for three of our actors, Tony, Helen and Dorrie, who have all done a wonderful job in making this a thoroughly entertaining and funny show.”

Tickets are available from Watt News (next door to the theatre) or can be reserved by calling Anne Riding on 01706 228720. Tickets are £10 on opening night including wine and cake, and £7 on all other nights.